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 has a long history of honors, including being named as one of  the TOP 10 RESORTS IN FLORIDA KEYS – 2021 READER'S CHOICE AWARDS Conde' Nast, among others. 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 offers locally-influenced treatments and therapies that utilize the natural ingredients and aromas of the islands. You'll also find a salon services, a modern fitness center, and Cliff Drysdale Tennis®. When its time to dine, the restaurants at Hawks Cay embrace the true flavor of the islands and you're never more than a short stroll from your next meal or cool drink. Enjoy a romantic dinner at Sixty-One Prime, a cozy glass of wine by the fire pit or a toes-in-the-sand lunch at Oasis Cay or sit back and relax dockside as you savor some of the Key's favorite dishes or bring your own catch for a Hook and Cook meal. Guest rooms provide a laid-back tropical setting where you can relax, sip a cool drink and bury your worries in the sand. All rooms feature amenities such as premium bedding, bathrobes, flat screen TV, mini-fridge, safe and more.

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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 24-27, 2023

Monday, April 24

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Acute Emerging Viral Threats: Post-Acute Covid Syndrome H.Severance
  0830 There Is a Lyte at the End of the Tunnel: Electrolyte Emergencies C.Pfennig
  0930 Break
  0945 A Different RSI: Resuscitative Sequence Intubation C.Pfennig
  1045 Acute Sickle Cell Related Emergencies H.Severance
  1145 It's Axial: Management of Intracranial Hemorrhage C.Astemborski
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, April 25

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Heart, Liver, and Kidney, Oh My! Guide to Transplant Emergencies C.Astemborski
  0830 When Should You Be Worried About That Spot on the Chest X-Ray? C.Astemborski
  0930 Break
  0945 Glands Gone Bad C.Pfennig
  1045 A Different Kind of TWOfer: Trauma in Pregnancy C.Pfennig
  1145 Ballistics: Perils, Pitfalls, and Pearls of Applying Ballistics Principles to GSW Management H.Severance
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, April 26

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Life-Threatening Soft Tissue Infections: Part I H.Severance
  0830 Life-Threatening Soft Tissue Infections: Part II H.Severance
  0930 Break
  0945 Disequilibrium, Discombobulations, and Dialysis Complications C.Astemborski
  1045 Care of the Transgender Patient C.Pfennig
  1145 Operation: Pediatric Trauma C.Astemborski
  1245 Adjourn
     

Thursday, April 27

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Half-Baked Emergencies: Care in the First 20 Weeks C.Pfennig
  0830 Papules, Petechiae, Purpura, Oh My! Dermatology Emergencies C.Pfennig
  0930 Break
  0945 Expanding Your Options: Satisfaction and Longevity in (or Outside) Clinical Practice H.Severance
  1045 Atraumatic Monoarthritis C.Astemborski
  1145 Tales From the ED H.Severance
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

6 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/28/22

FACULTY

Caroline Astemborski, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine, Prisma Health Upstate
Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Greenville, South Carolina

Camiron L. Pfennig, MD, MHPE
Emergency Medicine Residency Director
Department of Emergency Medicine, Prisma Health - Upstate
Professor
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Clemson University School of Health Research
Clemson, South Carolina
Program Coordinator

Harry Severance, MD, FACEP
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
Member, Board of Directors
Duke University Collaborative Cardiovascular Society and Research Network (DUCCS)
Duke Health
Attending Physician
Division of Hyperbaric Medicine / Department of Emergency Medicine
HBO / Wound Care Center
Erlanger Baroness Medical Center / Erlanger Health System
Consultant / Peer Reviewer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Chattanooga, Tennessee

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.

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 AANA for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA Code #1042105; Expiration date 04/27/2023.

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 23, 2023 to March 25, 2023. No refund after March 25, 2023; 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! Click here for more information.

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel will no longer be included in FAP calculations.

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.

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.