Maui, Hawaii

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Maui Travelers who can go anywhere in the world come back to Maui again and again. There is magic on this island, where natural wonders set your spirit free and the warm aloha of Maui’s people fills your heart with a sense of belonging.

Maui’s natural beauty is accessible and breathtaking. From a rugged back country hike to educational activities focusing on Maui’s culture, history, and environment to unique attractions and world class entertainment, the Magic Isles have it all. The best golf in paradise is yours to enjoy on Maui. There are challenges for players of all skill levels and incredible views. Nowhere else in the world will you find the array of ocean sports and activities that Maui offers. There are the 42 miles of world famous beaches, ranging from the little jewel of Red Sand Beach to the black sand beach at Waianapanapa State Park. The best snorkeling is at Honolua Bay or the small islet of Molokini, a submerged crater.

For the nature enthusiast, Maui has breathtaking hiking trails. The rangers at Haleakala National Park lead free nature walks, both at the 10,000 foot summit of Maui’s awe-inspiring, long-dormant volcano and at Oheo Gulch with its famous Seven Pools. For an unforgettable vacation that will rejuvenate you, body and soul, come to Maui and find out why people in Hawaii say, “Maui no ka oi... Maui is the best.”

Hyatt Regency Maui

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Hyatt Regency Maui is the ultimate Ka’anapali Beach hotel. 40 lush and immaculate beachfront acres offer fun in the sun, or cool down at the resort’s famous 750,000-gallon fantasy pool. Pamper yourself at the spa, play championship golf and tennis, scuba, ride the waves, or spend an evening among the stars.

Feast on the beauty of nature or on delectable cuisine in one of the Hyatt Regency’s award-winning restaurants. Enjoy many family-oriented programs including Hula demonstrations, lei-making classes, and art and garden tours. A 15-minute walk will bring you to the shops of Whalers Village, the town of Lahaina, and the long boardwalk along Kaanapali Beach. The Hyatt Regency Maui offers everything you need for a perfect and memorable stay.

Guest rooms feature a sitting area and lanai, iron/board, high speed internet access (fee applies), safe, hairdryer, coffee maker, a daily copy of Maui News, and other amenities to assure a comfortable stay. Bedding options (based on availability) include one king bed plus a full size sofa sleeper or two beds consisting of one queen and one double bed.

Email us at or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065


This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, paramedics, pre-hospital emergency medicine care providers and all other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the 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 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. 


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: Emphasis on Pediatrics
Maui, Hawaii
November 7-11, 2016

Monday, November 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Clinical Guidelines You Should Know and Use in the ED J.Holmes  
  0830 Acute Heart Failure: Current Evaluation and Management Strategies M.Strehlow  
  0930 Break
  0945 LLSA 2016: Important Articles Every Emergency Physician Should Know J.Holmes  
  1045 Challenging Cardiovascular Cases: Lessons Learned M.Strehlow  
  1145 Pediatric Newborn Emergencies: Identifying When the Very Small Are Sick M.McCollough  
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, November 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pediatric Head Trauma: From Minor to Major J.Holmes  
  0830 Pediatric Fever: Identifying when Work-Up and Treatment Is Needed M.McCollough  
  0930 Break
  0945 Pediatric Abdominal Pain: Special Concerns and Guidelines for Imaging M.McCollough  
  1045 Case Studies in Pediatric Trauma: Children Are Not Little Adults J.Holmes  
  1145 Panel Discussion: Pediatric Issues McCollough, Holmes  
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, November 9 - Open Day

Thursday, November 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Sepsis: Current Concepts in Resuscitation and Treatment M.Strehlow  
  0830 Undifferentiated Shock: Rapid Diagnosis and Treatment M.Strehlow  
  0930 Break
  0945 Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies M.McCollough  
  1045 Pearls and Pitfalls in the Peri-Arrest Period M.Strehlow  
  1145 Resuscitation of the Critically Injured Trauma Patient: Maximize the Golden Hour J.Holmes  
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, November 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pediatric Procedural Sedation: The "Ouchless" ED M.McCollough  
  0830 Pediatric Dermatology: Rashes That You Must Identify M.McCollough  
  0930 Break
  0945 Preparing for Foreign Travel: Meds and Shots to Have M.Strehlow  
  1045 Errors in the Emergency Department: Understanding and Preventing Lawsuits J.Holmes  
  1145 Panel Discussion McCollough, Strehlow, Holmes  
  1245 Adjourn

20 CME I

20 Class A CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†


James F. Holmes, MD, MPH
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California School of Medicine
Davis, California
Program Coordinator

Maureen McCollough, MD, MPH, FACEP
Assoc. Professor of Emergency Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Matthew Strehlow, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Senior Technical Advisor, URC
USAID Quality Health Services
Clinical Associate Professor Emergency Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California


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.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 20.00 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

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 #1033073; Expiration Date 11/11/16.

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 is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: 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), and the Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480). This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Austin, Texas and Northwest Seminars, Pasco, Washington


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.


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.


$100 September 8, 2016 to October 8, 2016. No refund after October 8, 2016; 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 on a CD 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:


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.