Dana Point, California

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The seaside city of Dana Point is part of Orange County, Southern California, within reach of Los Angeles and San Diego. Dana Point is a convenient hub town that lies amongst the cities of Laguna Niguel, Laguna Beach, San Juan Capistrano, and San Clemente.

Imagine dazzling ocean vistas, dramatic cliffside lookouts, and diverse beaches for miles. Surfers have enjoyed some of the most famous waves in the world here in Dana Point, creating a community that radiates friendly vibes and relaxation. Paddle-boarders, kayakers, and whale-watchers will be well occupied with watersports fun. If you like fishing, charter a deep-sea excursion to snap up fresh sea bass, rock cod, tuna, or halibut. Sunset wine cruises are also a popular option for seafaring adventurers.

Back on land, enjoy gourmet restaurants or casual dining with local favorites. Comfortable California chic to upscale boutiques, Dana Point features some of the best shopping in Orange County. You won't want to miss Hobie Surf Shop, a staple business in Dana Point for over 60 years. Explore Dana Point Harbor's boutiques and shops, offering art, clothing, housewares, jewelry, and harbor treasures that make for the perfect souvenir.

Monarch Beach Resort

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Perched on a golden hillside overlooking the azure waters of the Pacific, Monarch Beach Resort is Orange County’s most luxurious coastal playground. This AAA Five-Diamond sanctuary offers guests an array of exclusive activities and inspiring experiences that embody Southern California’s serene coastal lifestyle. From championship golf links and restorative spa services to water sports and celebrated dining, discover the allure of Orange County’s premier luxury resort.

Golfers can enjoy the Monarch Beach Golf Links, designed by the renowned Robert Trent Jones, Jr. It invites guests and members to play an exhilarating round of golf on its award-winning, championship 18-hole golf course. If Tennis is more your game, you'll find  access to 8 lighted hard tennis courts available at the Monarch.

For those who need to unwind, will find that the Miraval Life in Balance Spa is Renowned for its “Life in Balance” philosophy and will provide guests with a new expansive spa experience rooted in practices that deliver a lifestyle of balance and wellness. When it's time to hit the beach for exhilarating water sports or a restful afternoon in the sun, you will find plenty of options here. The Ocean Pool has been expanded to include two new infinity edge pools, while the kid-friendly Lagoon Pool has been enhanced with a graduated entry. At the Monarch Beach Resort, we believe our young guests deserve an exciting, relaxing and memorable vacation of their own and will find the Kids Club to be what they are looking for.

When it's time to dine, you'll find several celebrated restaurants that showcase the fresh flavors of Southern California and Monarch Beach’s coastal setting. Enjoy thoughtfully orchestrated dishes accompanied by breathtaking ocean views, or retreat to the relaxation of your spacious guest room. Resort View Guest rooms are approximately 535 square feet, and are well-appointed guest rooms with a  private balcony or patio, plush bedding for restful nights, and spacious living areas to find reprieve at the day’s end. You'll find amenities such as a bathroom with overrsized bathtub, a separate shower, and dual vanities, plus enhanced in-room technology including 55” wall-mounted flat screen television with Bluetooth technology and complimentary in-room wi-fi.

Monarch Beach Resort is located approximately 20 miles from the Orange County Airport (SNA), 40 miles from the Long Beach Airport (LGB) and 60.4 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Valet parking only at the resort, reduced to $25 per night for guests that book their room via NWS/NWWT only (normally $50 per night, subject to change without notice).

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This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and all other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the emergency medicine specialty or are impacted by it.


The practitioner of emergency medicine must possess evidence-based scientific background for competent clinical practice; maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the specialty and all additional related disciplines; maintain an up-to-the-minute armamentarium of knowledge and skills for the selection and use of complex equipment, pharmacological agents, and procedures; manage self and colleagues to function toward common goals in providing consistent care in all settings in which emergency care is provided; serve as an expert in matters involving quality, safe and equitable health care delivery and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon professional expertise.

Presentations are designed to facilitate the acquisition of cognitive and technical skills as defined through evidence-based data translated to best practice standards by the pertinent governmental and professional organizations including the American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Surgeons and the Emergency Nurses Association and abilities in one or more of the disciplines vital to the practicing professional. 


At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Apply the pertinent physical and behavioral sciences as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of services inherent in the professions

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, contraindications and precautions of drugs based on their chemical and pharmacologic properties

Outline comprehensive patient management plans for the special patient population discussed

Apply the principles of safety and asepsis in the performance of all aspects of patient care regardless of the clinical environment in which the practice resides

Incorporate the published tenets of pertinent, recognized external organizations, institutions, and professional groups defining medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, and health care management standards.

Topics in Emergency Medicine: Pediatrics
Dana Point, California
May 31 - June 3, 2020

Sunday, May 31

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 ABCs of the Crashing Neonate I.Claudius  
  0830 US Game Changers in PEM A.Strobel  
  0930 Break
  0945 Pitfalls in Pediatric GU Emergencies I.Claudius  
  1045 Pediatric Orthopedics: Pearls to Save Lives and Limbs A.Strobel  
  1145 Controversies in Fluid Therapy M.Lu  
  1245 Adjourn
0.9 Pharmacology Hours

Monday, June 1

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 PEM Literature Update I.Claudius  
  0830 Respiratory Emergencies E.Rose  
  0930 Break
  0945 The Difficult Pediatric Airway: What Would MacGyver Do? A.Strobel  
  1045 Special Needs in Special Kids I.Claudius  
  1145 Challenging Cases Faculty Panel  
  1245 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, June 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Big Labs in Little People E.Rose  
  0830 Pediatric EKG: Nothing or Nightmare M.Lu  
  0930 Break
  0945 Staying Cool With Pediatric Burns C.Lemon  
  1045 Pictures to Ponder: Visual Diagnosis E.Rose  
  1145 Shakin' But Not Stirred: Peds Neuro Pearls M.Lu  
  1245 Adjourn
1 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, June 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 The Febrile Infant: A New Approach M.Lu  
  0830 There's an App for That: Using Technology in the Peds ED C.Lemon  
  0930 Break
  0945 Dry Drowning Is Not a Thing… and Other Pediatric Myths E.Rose  
  1045 Big Trauma in Little Kids: Critical Concepts C.Lemon  
  1145 Stump the Experts Faculty Panel  
  1245 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CE

4.2 Pharmacology Hours†

  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  


Ilene Claudius, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Christopher Lemon, MD
Alteon Health
Carroll Hospital a Lifebridge Health Center 
Westminster, Maryland

Mimi Lu, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Education
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
Program Coordinator

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine MSIV Selective
Los Angeles County and USC Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Ashley Strobel, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health and Northwest Seminars. The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 20 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

American Board of Anesthesiology: CME credit will be sent directly to The American Board of Anesthesiology to fulfill the Part 2 requirement for the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®).

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20 Class A CE; Code Number 1038248; Expiration Date 6/3/2020.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept CME from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 20 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 4833), District of Columbia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Florida Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), and the South Carolina Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480). This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Treasure Island, Florida and Northwest Seminars, Pasco, Washington


Factors beyond our control sometimes necessitate changes in the schedule and faculty. If time permits, we will inform all registrants of any changes prior to the program. Changes on site due to local conditions will be announced in class.


We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 30 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWS and NWWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.


$100 April 1, 2020 to May 1, 2020. No refund after May 1, 2020; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWS including net hotel and tuition booked through NWS (but not air). Once you have enough points to cover a full tuition they can be redeemed for tuition (no cash value). A great program to reward you for supporting NWS!

Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

While we strive for accuracy at all times with our published information, we cannot be responsible for typographical and other errors.

Please note that children and non-registered guests are not allowed to attend the lectures. The concierge can provide you with childcare information.

We have a block of rooms for seminar participants. Once this block is sold, rooms are based upon availability only and may be at a higher rate. Rooms are available only through us 1 (800) 222-6927.

Travel at your own risk.

Airfare available through Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com


We recommend that you register early to assure your spot. We reserve the right to close registrations to a course at any time without notice. We may not be able to accommodate onsite registrations.