Key West, Florida

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With its charming lanes, quaint shops, and fabulous vintage “Conch Homes,” the scenery of Key West will enchant you. From lush tropical foliage to breathtaking turquoise waters, Key West is the perfect setting for unrivaled watersports, seaside dining, souvenir hunting, and local cultural experiences.

Snorkeling and diving enthusiasts will not want to miss swimming amongst the only living coral reef in the continental U.S. Look out for parrotfish, multi-colored wrasses, grouper, butterfly fish, angelfish, hogfish, porcupinefish, trumpetfish, and snapper. Turtles, rays, lobsters, and dolphins also make their home in this living reef. Back on land, tee up at The Key West Golf Club, designed by golf legend Rees Jones. This course is suited to players of all abilities. Key West also hosts the former home of Ernest Hemingway, now accessible to thousands of visitors every year as a museum.

Shopping Key West is a delight. Here, you’ll find treasures unlike anywhere else. Get beach ready with a pair of Kino sandals, made right in Key West, or stop in to one of many unique art galleries for a native masterpiece to take home. When it’s time to eat, dining options are abundant and diverse, whether you’re barefoot or ready for china and silver. Take a food tour to sample fare from several prominent Key West restaurants.

Margaritaville Resort & Marina Key West

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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.

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 14-17, 2019

Thursday, November 14

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 What's New With Sepsis? A. Norse  
  0830 Hot Topics in Trauma A. Norse  
  0930 Break
  0945 The Crashing Patient C. Ross  
  1045 Resistant Infections in the ED E. Gross  
  1145 Abdominal Pain that Can Kill! E. Gross  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Friday, November 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Breakfast
  0715 STEMI C. Ross  
  0815 NSTEMI C. Ross  
  0915 Break
  0930 The Difficult Airway: We Got That E. Gross  
  1030 Triple Threat: Allergy, Anaphylaxis and Angioedema A. Norse  
  1130 Visual Diagnosis in a Young Child A. Norse  
  1230 Adjourn
 

Saturday, November 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Breakfast
  0715 Upper Extremity Fractures E. Gross  
  0815 A Look At the Red Eye E. Gross  
  0915 Break
  0930 Twenty Weeks? Forty Weeks? OB Emergencies A. Norse  
  1030 Unexpected Delivery: Is It Coming to an ED Near You? A. Norse  
  1130 Dental Emergencies C. Ross  
  1230 Adjourn
 

Sunday, November 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Breakfast
  0715 Syncope C. Ross  
  0815 Vascular Access C. Ross  
  0915 Break
  0930 Heat Illness: Are You Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot E. Gross  
  1030 A Stroke of Insight: CVA Management Updates A. Norse  
  1130 Legislative Updates 2019: What's the Deal? A. Norse  
  1230 Adjourn    
   

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours†

 

FACULTY

Eric Gross, MD, FACEP
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Quality Director, Department of EM
University of California
Davis, California

Ashley Booth Norse, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director of Operations for EM
University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida

Christopher Ross, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Rush Medical College
Chicago, IL

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 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: 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 15, 2019 to October 15, 2019. No refund after October 15, 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.