Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park are just 30 miles from Knoxville, nestled at the foot of the Smoky Mountains. Gatlinburg is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the south. Natural beauty, entertainment for all ages and tastes, and old-fashioned mountain hospitality make this a special place you and your family are sure to enjoy.

Dollywood, Dixie Stampede, and country music shows await you in nearby Pigeon Forge (about 7 miles). Leisure time activities abound: museums, golf, hiking, rafting, canoeing, fishing, swimming, horseback riding - you name it and you’ll find it. Shopping is a bargain hunter’s dream with everything from local crafts to designer clothes available in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area.

Experience your own mountaintop adventure right from downtown. Soar to the top of Anakeesta Mountain on a one-of-a-kind Chondola. Walk across the longest pedestrian Skybridge in North America. Ride the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tram to a mountain of fun. And don't forget the Ziplines, whitewater rafting, world-class golf and fishing, and over 800 miles of hiking trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Biking, bird watching, and horseback riding are also recommended activities to try while you’re outside in Gatlinburg. It’s time for you to come and see why it’s one of the top five, best attended locations we use!

Courtyard by Marriott Gatlinburg Downtown

Courtyard By Marriott Gatlinburg Downtown is Gatlinburg's newest hotel, centrally located within walking distance to downtown specialty shops, Ripley’s Attractions, Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery and Gatlinburg Space Needle. Located on the Gatlinburg Trolley Route and minutes from the Arts and Crafts Community, your next trip will be filled with lasting memories! Ride the tram to Ober Gatlinburg or enjoy the day hiking one of the many beautiful trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. While enjoying your stay, check out The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect. and satisfy your cravings with mouthwatering breakfast and dinner options.

After a day of exploring, gather in the lobby or outdoor courtyard designed for visiting, or unwind in the indoor pool or the outdoor hot tub. You can also keep on track in the Fitness Center. Spacious guestrooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, spacious work desks, luxury bedding, alarm clock, mini-refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, microwave, iron/board, hairdryer and more.

Courtyard By Marriott Gatlinburg Downtown is located approximately 43 miles from the Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS). Complimentary on-site parking is available at the hotel.

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
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
May 2-5, 2023

Tuesday, May 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Sore Throats That Can Kill and Other Nightmare Emergencies T.Sanson
  0830 Practical Patient Safety T.Sanson
  0930 Break
  0945 Trauma in Pregnancy V.Dobiesz
  1045 Gender-Based Violence V.Dobiesz
  1145 Violence in the Medical Setting T.Sanson
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, May 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 ENT Tricks of the Trade T.Sanson
  0830 Back Pain: Special Cases T.Sanson
  0930 Break
  0945 NSTEMI and EKGs V.Dobiesz
  1045 Negotiating Styles in the ED V.Dobiesz
  1145 Wellness and Work-Life Integration V.Dobiesz
  1245 Adjourn
     

Thursday, May 4

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Litigation Stress T.Sanson
  0830 Challenges in Pediatric Airway V.Dobiesz
  0930 Break
  0945 Pregnancy and Postpartum Emergencies V.Dobiesz
  1045 Wilderness Medicine Adventures and Volunteer Medicine V.Dobiesz
  1145 Combative, Convulsing, Agitated Patient T.Sanson
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, May 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Communication and Conflict in the ED T.Sanson
  0830 Difficult Dislocations V.Dobiesz
  0930 Break
  0945 Challenges and Opportunities in Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine V.Dobiesz
  1045 Crisis Communications: In Front of the Camera T.Sanson
  1145 Resilience in the ED T.Sanson
  1245 Adjourn
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

1.5 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 7/20/22

FACULTY

Valerie Dobiesz, MD, MPH, FACEP
Director of Internal Programs: STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Tracy G. Sanson, MD, FACEP
Educator, Coach, Consultant
Founder TracySansonMD, LLC
Lutz, Florida
Program Coordinator

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 is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

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: NWAS/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.

COURSE DIRECTOR

Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, 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 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS/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 March 3, 2023 to April 2, 2023. No refund after April 2, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another 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 NWAS including net hotel*, net cruise and tuition booked through NWAS (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 NWAS! Click here for more information.

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

Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

You must sign-in every day you attend to receive credit.

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.

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.