Key West, Florida

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From dynamic Duval Street to the splendid Victorian architecture of Old Town to the azure waters, Key West has something for everyone. Aficionados of fine art will find Key West teeming with museums, art galleries, and an active theatrical community. Ernest Hemingway’s home and Tennessee Williams Fine Art Center are fascinating.

Water lovers can enjoy unmatched Key West water sports. Just beneath the breathtaking aqua and deep turquoise waters are intricate coral reefs that protect tiny Key West from the Atlantic Ocean. Snorkeling and diving enthusiasts can enjoy exploring the only living coral reef in the continental U.S. For those who seek excitement above the water, Key West is truly a fisherman’s paradise.

For the land lover, Key West offers charming lanes to meander, quaint shops to explore, and fabulous old “Conch Homes” with wide verandas and lush tropical landscaping. Shopping is a delight with unique treasures found nowhere else. Dining options are abundant and diverse, whether you’re barefoot or ready for china and silver. The Key West Golf Club, designed by golf legend Rees Jones, offers lush tropical landscaping and is suited to players of all abilities. There’s something for every visitor, luring all to fall in love with this fun-loving island city that celebrates the sunset every night with a variety of special activities.

Margaritaville Key West Resort (formerly The Westin)

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We are pleased to offer you the resort in Key West with the absolute best location of any hotel in the area! Margaritaville Key West Resort is located in the heart of historic old-town Key West, directly on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, next to Sunset Pier. This lovely hotel is in traditional Key West romantic Victorian-style and offers elegantly appointed rooms with the Heavenly Bed®.

Just steps from your door are all the famous attractions of Key West. All around you will find wonderful restaurants, bars, clubs, and souvenir shops. When you want an escape from the attractions and need to feel the tropical breeze, Margaritaville Key West Resort is ready to oblige with their own private tropical island retreat just 500 yards off the coast. This tranquil beach area provides access to cool drinks, cabanas, and some of the best service in the Florida Keys (fee applies).

Margaritaville Key West Resort also boasts one of the best restaurants in Key West with dramatic water views. Don’t wait to book your room - our group rates are deeply discounted for this premiere property and sell out early each year.


Note: The Westin Key West Resort has been bought out and is now being re-branded as the Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina. The hotel is being updated and will now feature the fun, casual feel that one would associate with Jimmy Buffet and Key West. http://www.margaritavillekeywestresort.com/
http://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Hotel-News/Margaritaville-to-rebrand-Westin-resort-in-Key-West

The hotel was built in 1996. The first Margaritaville restaurant opened in Key West in 1987. The brand is named after Jimmy Buffett’s 1977 hit song. Margaritaville Holdings oversees seven resorts and more than 60 restaurants and bars.

Email us at info@northwestseminars.com or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065

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
Key West, Florida
November 15-18, 2018

Thursday, November 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Pediatric Fever Guidelines D.Goo  
  0830 Our World Is Getting Smaller (and Sicker): Infectious Diseases in the International Traveler P.Coule  
  0930 Break
  0945 Gynecology Emergencies R.Jimenez  
  1045 Pediatric Mental Health in the ED D.Goo  
  1145 The High and Lows of Medical Marijuana R.Jimenez  
  1245 Adjourn
1.2 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Friday, November 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Update on the Recognition and Treatment of Sepsis P.Coule  
  0830 Common Parental Concerns in the Infant R.Jimenez  
  0930 Break
  0945 Pediatric Abdominal Pain D.Goo  
  1045 Principles of Disaster Management P.Coule  
  1145 New Pediatric Ingestions R.Jimenez  
  1245 Adjourn
0.5 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Saturday, November 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 New Modalities for RSI in the ED P.Coule  
  0830 Designer Drugs of Abuse R.Jimenez  
  0930 Break
  0945 Pediatric Asthma D.Goo  
  1045 Ten Commandments of ED Management P.Coule  
  1145 Common Pediatric Fractures R.Jimenez  
  1245 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Sunday, November 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Avoiding Litigation Injury P.Coule  
  0830 Pediatric Head and Concussion in the ED D. Goo  
  0930 Break
  0945 Pediatric Pain Control and Procedural Sedation R.Jimenez  
  1045 Lean Principles for ED Management P.Coule  
  1145 Pediatric Visual Diagnosis D.Goo  
  1245 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology Hours
 
   

20 CME

20 CEC

3.6 Pharmacology Hours†

 

FACULTY

Phillip Lawrence Coule, MD, MBA, FACEP, FAEMS
Associate Chief Medical Officer
Chief Patient Safety Officer
Augusta University Medical Center
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia

David Joseph Goo, MD
Medical Director
Children’s Emergency Center
Gwinnett Medical Center
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Program Coordinator

Ricardo Jimenez, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Associates
Attending Physician at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite
and T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital
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 CEC; AANA Code #1035937; Expiration Date 11/18/2018.

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, 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 September 16, 2018 to October 16, 2018. No refund after October 16, 2018; 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.