Lake Tahoe (Stateline), Nevada

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

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-ski cardio. Staying motivated while in the mountains has never been easier.

Edgewood Tahoe offers curated winter resort activities.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. For dining, Edgewood Tahoe offers both casual and refined to suit your every mood. The Bistro, is a casual yet refined hub for guests to gather, dine, and reminisce about the day's adventures. Brooks' Bar & Deck offers guests stunning views and a welcome space to enjoy refined comfort food, 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 Airporter http://southtahoeairporter.com. Overnight parking at the hotel is reduced to $25 per night, per vehicle for those that book their room via NWS/NWWT reservation methods only, (otherwise it is approximately $50 per night). Parking fees are subject to change without notice.

Skiing/Snowboarding

For guests of Edgewood Tahoe Resort, if you wish to set up your ski/snowboard fitting with Ski Butlers at Edgewood, or if you have any questions about rentals, lessons, or lift tickets to Heavenly, you may also contact Mr. Ron Blum, Ski and Ride Ambassador at Edgewood Tahoe Resort by calling  (775) 588-2797 ext. 2181 or via his cell (775) 220-2418.

Contact us here or call (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 emergency medicine 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 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. 

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 (Stateline), Nevada
January 27-31, 2025

Monday, January 27

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWS Staff
  0700 Alcohol Withdrawal: Benzos or Barbs? R.Klemisch
  0800 What Alcohol Did You Drink? Toxic Alcohols M.Moreira
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Carbon Monoxide Poisoning W.Coates
  1700 Eating Disorders: Proceed With Caution M.Moreira
  1800 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, January 28

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Beyond Nasal Cannula: Oxygen Support in the Emergency Department R.Klemisch
  0800 Mechanical Ventilation for the EM Physician R.Klemisch
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 OB Emergencies M.Moreira
  1700 Are You Ready to Deliver the Baby? M.Moreira
  1800 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, January 29

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Wound Management Overview W.Coates
  0800 Lightning and Electrical Injuries W.Coates
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Too Hot or Too Cold: Temperature-Related Presentations M.Moreira
  1700 The Art of Reducing Dislocations M.Moreira
  1800 Adjourn
     

Thursday, January 30

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 DKA and HHS: When the Algorithm Isn’t Enough R.Klemisch
  0800 Myths and Realities of Lactate Elevation R.Klemisch
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Caring for Patients With Disabilities W.Coates
  1700 Anorectal Disorders: The Bottom Line W.Coates
  1800 Adjourn
     

Friday, January 31

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Precision Education and AI for the Future Practitioner W. Coates
  0800 Vasopressors in the Emergency Department R. Klemisch
  0900 Break
  0915 Pulmonary Embolism Advanced Diagnosis and Therapeutics R.Klemisch
  1015 A Silent Killer: Pulmonary HTN M.Moreira
  1115 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 CE

4.4 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/7/24

FACULTY

Wendy C. Coates, MD, FACEP
Senior Faculty
UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Robert Klemisch, MD
Acting Instructor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
Assistant Program Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington

Maria E. Moreira, MD, FACEP
Medical Director of Continuing Education and Simulation
Denver Health and Hospital Authority Office of Education
Director of Professional Development and Wellbeing
Denver Health and Hospital Authority Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, Colorado
Program Coordinator 

ACCREDITATION

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: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

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 1044187; Expiration Date 01/31/25.

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.

COURSE DIRECTOR

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 November 28, 2024 to December 28, 2024. No refund after December 28, 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.

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.

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