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 1 King Bed plus a full size sofa sleeper or 2 beds consisting of 1 Queen and 1 Double Bed.

A daily resort fee of $32.00 plus 4.166% tax, provides the following services and amenities to enhance the guest experience:
• Two reusable keepsake water bottles, per room, per stay, upon arrival
• Filtered water and ice machines located on every guestroom floor and throughout the resort
• 24-hr access to oceanfront Stay Fit Gym
• Complimentary cultural programs including lei making and hula lessons
• Wildlife tours, penguin and koi feedings
• Complimentary local, 1-800/1-888 phone calls
• In-room coffee and tea
• Complimentary yoga/fitness classes daily
• Resort shuttle service in Ka’anapali
• One-hour daily tennis or basketball court time; tennis balls, racquets, and basketballs included
• Lei greeting upon arrival
• PressReader: access to more than 2000 full-content international and local newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries on your tablet or smartphone
• 10% off Macy’s at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort
• 25% discount on Greens Fees at Ka’anapali Golf Curses (Royal and Kai Courses)
• 10% discount on all non-sale apparel items at the Ka’anapali Golf Course Pro Shop
• Complimentary Beach Portrait Session and 5x7 print from Grins2Go at Hyatt Regency Maui
• Personalized guest request texting service: TEXT 808-518-2777 for 24-hour assistance

 Resort Fee inclusions subject to change without notice. 

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


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.


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.

Current Topics in Emergency Medicine
Maui, Hawaii
October 16-20, 2017

Monday, October 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Diagnosis and Disposition of Chronic Wounds That Present Acutely H.Severance  
  0830 You've Got Mail! WMD Bioterrorism: Biological Weapons H.Severance  
  0930 Break
  0945 EM Myths That Will Change Your Practice Z.Kahler  
  1045 Frequent Flyers, Narcotics, and You: Improving Care for the Opiate Addict Z.Kahler  
  1145 Cardiac Ultrasound 101 J.Avila  
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, October 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Burn Resuscitation J.Avila  
  0830 Fungal and Parasitic Infections J.Avila  
  0930 Break
  0945 Demystifying Pulmonary Embolism Z.Kahler  
  1045 Acute Cardiovascular Emergencies: Acute Chest Pain in the ER H.Severance  
  1145 Food and Waterborne Emergencies H.Severance  
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, October 18 - Open Day

Thursday, October 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Billing 101: How to Maximize Your RVUs by Charting Accurately Z.Kahler  
  0830 Scuba Diving Emergencies H.Severance  
  0930 Break
  0945 Acute Sickle Cell Presentations H.Severance  
  1045 Pulmonary Ultrasound 101 J.Avila  
  1145 Everything an ED Doc Wants to Know About Radiology J.Avila  
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, October 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Life-Threatening Soft Tissue Infections: Part I H.Severance  
  0830 Life-Threatening Soft Tissue Infections: Part II H.Severance  
  0930 Break
  0945 Approaching the "DIVA" Difficult IV Access Patient J.Avila  
  1045 Evidence-Based Treatment of Low Back Pain Z.Kahler  
  1145 ECG Pearls 101 Z.Kahler  

20 CME I

20 Class A CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†


Jacob Avila, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Co-Director of Emergency Ultrasound
Co-Director of Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
Erlanger Baroness Emergency Department
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Zachary Kahler, MD, MSCR
Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
University of South Carolina Greenville School of Medicine
Medical Director of Clinical Pathways
Greenville Health System
Greenville, South Carolina

Harry W. Severance, MD, FACEP
Erlanger Baroness Medical Center
Division of Hyperbaric Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center / School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina
Program Coordinator


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 #1034017; Expiration Date 10/20/2017.

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: 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.


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 August 17, 2017 to September 16, 2017. No refund after September 16, 2017; 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! Click here for more information.

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:


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.