Lake Tahoe, Nevada

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Buckle in for a wild ride! Lake Tahoe hosts a handful of ski resorts suited to all levels of skier, whether you're going solo or looking for family fun. 300 days of sunshine a year plus Tahoe's glacier-carved basin make for stunning slope conditions on spectacular peaks.

Don't ski? No worries! Snowshoeing, sleigh rides, and snowmobiling are also popular pastimes here. Finish your day with fine dining, nightclubs, 24-hour casino gaming, Broadway-style entertainment and more. It's all waiting for you in Lake Tahoe!

Edgewood Tahoe

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Edgewood Tahoe is only minutes from world-class Heavenly Mountain via complimentary shuttle, and just a short drive to numerous other mountain options as well. Ski Ambassadors from the Concierge/Guest Services team will also be available to provide personal guidance to make sure you get to where you need to be and to make the most of your ski experience. After a day on the slopes, unwind at the Spa at Edgewood Tahoe—an 8,500 sqft. space that offers guests uninterrupted serenity and a peaceful and inviting atmosphere. With a stunning streamlined design aesthetic influenced by the innate beauty of the area's natural surroundings, the Spa at Edgewood inspires relaxation, rejuvenation, and unmistakable inner balance. If you can pull yourself away from the sandy shores of the sparkling, Sapphire Lake, the year-round lakefront heated pool and hot tub make for the perfect place to unwind without ever having to take your eyes off the mesmerizing waters of the Sierra's shiniest jewel. The state-of-the-art fitness center allows guests a soothing setting for that pre-lake cardio. Staying motivated while in the mountains has never been easier.

When it's time to shop, browse the one-of-a-kind storefronts of the Boutique, Adventure Center, and Golf Shop to find all that you’re looking for and more at Edgewood Tahoe. Edgewood Tahoe offers dining options both casual and refined to suit your every mood. Bistro was recently selected as one of the "10 places you must eat and drink in South Lake Tahoe" by the Reno Gazette-Journal. The Bistro, is a casual yet refined hub for guests to gather, dine, and reminisce about the day's adventures. Edgewood Restaurant was recently selected as one of the "100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America for 2017" by OpenTable diners and offers stunning floor-to-ceiling windows where diners enjoy striking views of mountains, pines, and the glistening sapphire lake while dining on fresh cuisine matched with a carefully selected and diverse wine list. Be sure to reserve a table just before dark to catch the best show Tahoe has to offer—the vibrant Sierra sunset. Honored by Golf Digest as one of the "Best Golf Pubs" in the world, Brooks' Bar and Deck is home to a setting both striking and serene. Located just off of Edgewood's picturesque 18th hole, Brooks' offers golfers and guests stunning views of all the magic the Sierras have to offer and a welcome space to enjoy refined comfort food and to imbibe in signature cocktails and craft beers.

Luxurious Tahoe rooms are approximately 500 sqft. and offer 1 King or 2 Queen beds (based on availability) plus premium linens, Keurig coffee maker, robes, slippers, mini-refrigerator, bathroom with separate shower and more. Guestrooms also feature a gas fireplace and private deck or terrace. Step out onto your balcony each morning for a breath of fresh mountain air, and let the soft glow of your private fireplace envelop you at night. There's no better way to warm up on a cold winter night than around a cozy fire pit or fireplace. Edgewood has quite a few to choose from, with one in every room plus many more scattered around the property.

Edgewood Tahoe is located approximately 56 miles from the Reno-Taho International Airport (RNO). For more information on transportation to and from Reno-Tahoe International Airport visit http://renoairport.com or South Tahoe Express https://www.southtahoeexpress.com. Edgewood Tahoe self parking and valet parking are available for approximately $10 per night.

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
Lake Tahoe (Sateline), Nevada
March 4-8, 2019

Monday, March 4

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Imaging Visual diagnosis: Key Findings Not to Miss D.Diercks  
  0800 State of Sepsis 2019: Beyond the Bundles A.Jones  
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 State of the Art Approach to Aortic Dissection Testing M.Courtney  
  1700 Winter Related Injuries/Illness and How to Avoid Them D.Diercks  
  1800 Adjourn 0.4 Pharmacology Hours
 

Tuesday, March 5

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Who to Test and How: Mastery Level Approach to PE and DVT Diagnosis M.Courtney  
  0800 Practice Changing Papers 2018 A.Jones  
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Management of Supraventricular Tachycardia-SVT to Afib D.Diercks  
  1700 Electrolyte Abnormalities: Essential Management Tips A.Jones  
  1800 Adjourn
0.7 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Wednesday, March 6

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Pediatric Visual Diagnosis: Keys to Diagnosis D.Diercks  
  0800 Adult Pneumonia: Causes, Classification, and Clinical Outcomes M.Courtney  
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Vasopressors in the ED A.Jones  
  1700 Evidence based Approach to Hemorrhage M.Courtney  
  1800 Adjourn
1.4 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Thursday, March 7

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Catastrophic GI Emergencies D.Diercks  
  0800 What are Best Practices for Management of the Chest Pain Patient in 2018 D.Diercks  
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 PE and DVT Diagnosed: Now What? - Beyond Simple Anticoagulation M.Courtney  
  1700 Legal Issues in Emergency Medicine: How to Keep Yourself Out of Trouble A.Jones  
  1800 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Friday, March 8

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Management of the Ventilated Patient A.Jones  
  0800 Clinician Well-being: Current Threats and Future Solutions M.Courtney  
  0900 Break
  0915 Ocular Emergencies: What is New and What to Do D.Diercks  
  1015 Lessons Learned-Using Kahootz D.Diercks, M.Courtney, A.Jones  
  1115 Adjourn 0.6 Pharmacology Hours  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

3.5 Pharmacology Hours†

 

FACULTY

D. Mark Courtney MD MSCI
Past President, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Director of Research & Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

Deborah B. Diercks. MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Program Coordinator

Alan E. Jones, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Mississippi
Jackson, Mississippi

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 #1036622; Expiration Date 3/4/2019.

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), 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 April 4 to May 4. No refund after May 4; 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.