Duck Key, Florida

If you’ve had enough of an overcrowded and weary world, the islands of the Lower Keys are the place for you. You can snorkel or dive over the Looe Key coral reef, ride a bicycle through Key Deer country, take a fishing adventure in the back country, or troll the deep blue waters beyond the reef.

Hawks Cay Island Resort, located midway down the Florida Keys on the secluded 60 acre island of Duck Key, offers some of the world’s best fishing, exciting water sports, dolphin interaction programs, a saltwater lagoon, five gorgeous swimming pools, and luxurious accommodations. Other nearby Keys have hidden treasures for everyone to discover.

At Marathon’s Crane Point, visitors can hike through a wondrously preserved tropical hardwood grove and visit the home of an early 20th Century settler family. Sombrero Reef, a federally protected section of the United States’ only living coral barrier reef, lies just a few miles offshore. Marathon’s natural environment has activities for everyone, spectacular sailing, fishing, diving, snorkeling, and scuba appeal to families, as do the island’s impeccably maintained Sombrero Beach and a host of eco-attractions and marine-based environmental programs such as turtle encounters. Beyond it are the deep blue waters of the Florida Straits, which host world-class wreck diving on artificial reefs.

Plan a vacation with your family and friends where you can dine in exquisite restaurants and relax in a full-service spa, while kids and teens have fun, all in the casual, relaxed pace of the Keys. Daily flights are offered into nearby Miami (90 miles), Fort Lauderdale (130 miles), and Key West (60 miles) International airports. Having a rental car is advised. For those who prefer to travel via water, Hawks Cay can easily be reached via the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico and offers a full-service marina, with dockage for vessels up to 110 feet.

Hawks Cay Resort

Hawks Cay offers a true resort retreat. Hawks Cay Resort is the only resort in the continental United States that features an on-site dolphin research facility, with a variety of educational and exciting programs for adults, children, and the entire family to enjoy. Located just a few miles from the dock are the only living coral reefs in the continental United States, the strong Gulfstream currents, the fish-filled waters of Everglades National Park, and many productive local flats and bridges.

Hawks Cay Marina features knowledgeable and friendly Florida Keys fishing captains and guides and a complete fleet of both charter boats, rides, and rentals to accommodate anglers and water lovers of all ages and skill levels. The resort also offers plenty of activities for little ones, tweens, and teens. For adults, the Calm Waters Spa, ranked top 25 in North America by Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Awards" in 2009 and 2010, provides an exceptional yet unassuming escape where you can indulge in revitalizing island-inspired spa treatments. From a romantic dinner at Alma and a cozy glass of wine by the fire pit, to a toes-in-the-sand lunch at Beach Grill, Hawks Cay restaurants offer diverse menus and settings all within a short stroll from your room. All rooms feature amenities such as premium bedding, bathrobes, flat screen TV, wireless Internet access, mini-fridge, and safe.

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TARGET AUDIENCE

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.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

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. 

OBJECTIVES

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
Duck Key, Florida
April 26-29, 2021

Monday, April 26

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Clinical Decision Rules: When / What to Use and How to Find Them J.Holmes  
  0830 Risk Stratification for Pulmonary Embolism M.Polavarapu  
  0930 Break
  0945 Initial Trauma Resuscitation: Interventions to Decrease Morbidity and Mortality J.Holmes  
  1045 Pediatric Trauma: Current Concepts A.Sorrentino  
  1145 Initial Evaluation of the Minor Trauma Patient J.Holmes  
  1245 Adjourn
0.5 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Tuesday, April 27

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Infectious Disease Update: Emerging Infections and Appropriate Antibiotic Use J.Holmes  
  0830 Pain Management in the Current Opioid Crisis J.Holmes  
  0930 Break
  0945 Recent Top Articles in Emergency Medicine: What Everyone Should Know J.Holmes  
  1045 Classic Pediatric Rashes: From Life-Threatening to the Benign A.Sorrentino  
  1145 Procedural Sedation and Pain Management in the Pediatric ED A.Sorrentino  
  1245 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Wednesday, April 28

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 What Went Wrong? How to Approach Quality of Care Reviews M.Polavarapu  
  0830 Current Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Fever A.Sorrentino  
  0930 Break
  0945 Complaints We Complain About: Dizziness M.Polavarapu  
  1045 The Anticoagulated Bleeding Patient: Coagulation Reversal J.Holmes  
  1115 Medical Evaluation of the Psychiatric Patient J.Holmes  
  1145 Case Studies in Emergency Medicine J.Holmes / M.Polavarapu / A.Sorrentino  
  1245 Adjourn
1.8 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Thursday, April 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Don't Get Lost in the Weeds: ED Interventions That Matter Most M.Polavarapu  
  0830 Bites, Stings and Other Environmental Insults J.Holmes  
  0930 Break
  0945 Medical Malpractice: Prevent the Lawsuit J.Holmes  
  1045 Abdominal Pain / Vomiting in the Pediatric ED A.Sorrentino  
  1145 Group Discussion and Review of the Weeks' Highlights J.Holmes / M.Polavarapu / A.Sorrentino  
  1245 Adjourn
1.2 Pharmacology Hours
 
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

5 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 11/19/20

FACULTY

James F. Holmes, Jr., MD, MPH
Professor and Executive Vice Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Sacramento, California
Program Coordinator

Mahesh Polavarapu, MD
Assistant Professor and Assistant Medical Director, NYP-Allen Hospital
Director, Dr. Lorna M. Breen Emergency Medicine Fellowship in Healthcare Administration
Department of Emergency Medicine
New York Presbyterian I Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York

Annalise Sorrentino, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Emergency Medicine
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, Alabama

ACCREDITATION

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 credits; Code Number 1040031; Expiration Date 4/29/2021.

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.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

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

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY CHANGES

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 February 25, 2021 to March 27, 2021. No refund after March 27, 2021; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS 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 Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@goingplacestravel.net

REGISTER EARLY

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.