Key West, Florida
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.
Opal Key Resort & Marina
Opal Key Resort & Marina, a part of the acclaimed Opal Collection, offers the ultimate blend of luxury and relaxation in the heart of Key West. Its prime location adjacent to Mallory Square on the waterfront of Old Town Key West within a working cruise ship port, and just one block away from Duval Street, puts you right in the middle of all the excitement that Key West is renowned for.
Indulge in the culinary delights of the resort while enjoying stunning ocean views and sunsets. The Sunset Deck provides the perfect setting for a memorable night out, complete with live entertainment and exceptional dining experiences.
Guest rooms are designed to cater to your senses, offering top-of-the-line amenities like plush bedding, luxurious bathrobes, premium bath products, single cup coffee maker, radio/alarm clock with iPod connection, iron/board, and more. Experience unparalleled comfort and leave feeling rejuvenated.
Opal Key Resort & Marina is located approximately 4.5 miles from Key West International Airport (EYW) and 163 miles from Miami International Airport (MIA). Parking is approximately $30 per day for self-parking and $40 per day for valet parking. Parking rates subject to change without notice. Please note the clearance height of the garage is 6'8". No parking available for oversized vehicles or trailers.
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.
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.
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.
Critical Care: The Team Approach
Thursday, March 14
|0700||Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast|
Pharmacology Hours TBD†
|Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.|
Stuart Lowson, BSc, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Co-Director Surgical Trauma ICU
University of Virginia
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars 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 American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1043188; Expiration Date 03/17/2024.
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), 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).
The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.
This program offers 20 contact hours.
†Pharmacology hours subject to change.
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 January 14, 2024 to February 13, 2024. No refund after February 13, 2024; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS/NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that are no-shows for the program.
FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)
We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.
You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. 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.
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.