Kauai, Hawaii

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Kauai, Hawaii basks amidst the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, about 20 minutes by air from Honolulu. Formed some six million years ago, the island encompasses roughly 550 square miles and is the oldest and northernmost of the main Hawaiian Islands. From the soaring cliffs of the Napali Coast to the vast chasms of Waimea Canyon, Kauai embraces the senses like no other destination.

Explore the island via land, sea, or air to experience settings you’ve only dreamed about. Discover 50 miles of heavenly beaches from Poipu Beach to Hanalei Bay. Explore charming and historic small towns like Hanapepe and Koloa where no building is taller than a coconut tree. The sunny South Shore of Kauai is home to historic Old Koloa Town and the resort area of Poipu. This is an area of activity and historic attractions whether you’re playing on a championship golf course or exploring the Koloa Heritage Trail.

Spend the day at Poipu Beach Park. Nearby Spouting Horn features a blowhole that releases a spout of water up to 20 feet or more into the air. See why Kauai is nicknamed “The Garden Isle” at two National Tropical Botanical Gardens: McBryde Garden, featuring 259-acres of gardens and world’s largest collection of Hawaiian plants, and Allerton Garden, an 80-acre gem with sophisticated garden design and the giant Moreton Figs made famous in the film “Jurassic Park.” You’ll even find the Kauai Coffee farm tour just a few miles west of Poipu.

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

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Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa was honored as the top hotel on Kauai and one of the top 10 in Hawaii in Travel + Leisure’s 2015 World’s Top 500. The poll, taken since 1997, is based on responses from the magazine’s discerning travelers and readers. Grand Hyatt Kauai has made the list all 19 years, placing them in the Travel + Leisure Hall of Fame for recognition lasting more than one decade. Asking readers to cast their votes for hotels, destinations and companies that define the very best in travel, hotels are graded based on rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and value. Grand Hyatt was the only hotel on Kauai to place in the top 10 in the state.

Lush gardens and dramatic waterfalls set the mood for an experience that is nothing short of spectacular. Explore this stunning AAA Four Diamond Kauai resort and create your own personal retreat from the vast array of exceptional amenities available. Kayak in hidden lagoons, indulge in a reviving treatment at Anara Spa, or simply stroll barefoot along crystal white beaches. Enjoy the quintessential aloha experience with our authentic Lu’au, play a memorable round of championship golf, or head out for a land, sea, or air adventure. Ideally set along the picturesque shores of Keoneloa Bay, this dramatic 50-acre Kauai Hawaii hotel and resort offers total seclusion and easy access to everything our Garden Isle has to offer. The resort’s water playground includes an adult pool, a large activity pool, a meandering river pool with waterfalls and hidden caves, 150 foot waterslide, cabanas, three Jacuzzis, and a saltwater lagoon. Kids ages 3-12 can partake in an array of activities at Camp Hyatt Kauai.

The resort is located approximately 15 miles from the Lihue Airport (LIH). Due to the short shore break and strong current, the resort advises only advanced surfers to venture further than the shoreline. Warning flags are posted along the beach to help guests determine whether conditions are safe for ocean swimming.

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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 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 evidenced 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
Kauai, Hawaii
March 25-29, 2019

Monday, March 25

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Adventures in Hyperbaric Medicine P.Witucki  
  0830 Optimal Management of Atrial Fibrillation With RVR A.Schneir  
  0930 Break
  0945 Death in the Water: How Divers Die P.Witucki  
  1045 Pediatric Rashes We Should Know: Recognition and Management A.Schneir  
  1145 Emergency Medicine and the Extreme Athlete P.Witucki  
  1245 Adjourn
1.3 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Tuesday, March 26

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Management of Snakebites R.Clark  
  0830 Marine Envenomations P.Witucki  
  0930 Break
  0945 High Altitude Illness R.Clark  
  1045 Ethanol: From Intoxication to Optimal Management of Withdrawal A.Schneir  
  1145 Mosquito-Borne Illness R.Clark  
  1245 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Wednesday, March 27 - Day Open

 

Thursday, March 28

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Neonatal Resuscitation Review A.Schneir  
  0830 OTC Analgesic Toxicity in Overdose and Therapeutic Misadventure R.Clark  
  0930 Break
  0945 ECGs We Should Know A.Schneir  
  1045 Travel-Related Gastroenteritis R.Clark  
  1145 Orthopedic M & Ms A.Schneir  
  1245 Adjourn
1.1 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Friday, March 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Trauma Cases P.Witucki  
  0830 When Patients Fake It A.Schneir  
  0930 Break
  0945 My Favorite Joint: The Shoulder P.Witucki  
  1045 Hot and Cold: Heat Illness and Hypothermia R.Clark  
  1145 Course Summary Highlights
R.Clark / A.Schneir / P.Witucki
 
  1245 Adjourn
1.4 Pharmacology Hours
 
   

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

5.3 Pharmacology Hours†

 

FACULTY

Richard F. Clark, MD, FACEP, FACMT
Clinical Professor
Division Chair of Medical Toxicology
Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California San Diego Health System
San Diego, California

Aaron Schneir, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FACMT
Clinical Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Division of Medical Toxicology
University of California San Diego Health System
San Diego, California
Program Coordinator

Peter J. Witucki, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Division of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine
University of California, San Diego Health System
San Diego, California

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 CEC; AANA Code #1036327; Expiration Date 3/29/2019.

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), and the Georgia 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, Austin, Texas 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 January 24, 2019 to February 23, 2019. No refund after February 23, 2019; 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 Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com

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.