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We anticipate that our October 2024 event will proceed as scheduled.

Maui, Hawaii

From a rugged back country hike through tropical forests to educational activities focusing on Maui’s culture, history, and environment to unique attractions and world class entertainment—the Magic Isles have it all! Snorkel Honolua Bay, or hike through Haleakala National Park.

Enjoy fresh Hawaiian cuisine at a real Lu’au, or experience the best golf in paradise with challenges for players of all skill levels. For an unforgettable vacation that will rejuvenate you, body and soul, come to Maui.

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

Welcome to an oceanfront oasis on world-renowned Ka‘anapali Beach. This newly reimagined 40-acre Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa is a AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel offering access to everything you desire for an unforgettable getaway in paradise. Enjoy a half-acre pool with a dedicated water playground for keiki (kids), a nightly on-site luau, rooftop stargazing, oceanfront golf, a beachfront spa, cultural activities, and true Hawaiian hospitality.

Newly-renovated guest rooms feature a separate sitting area and lanai, iron/board, high speed internet access (fee applies), safe, hairdryer, coffee maker, and other amenities to assure a comfortable stay. Bedding options (based on hotel availability) include one king bed plus a full size sofa sleeper or two queen beds plus chaise lounge sofa.

Speedi Shuttle is offering attendees and their travel companions discounted shared airport/hotel shuttle service. Guests with prearranged arrival reservations are met in the baggage claim area, then directed to their waiting shuttle. Vehicle amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, 6’1” headroom, adjustable headrests and comfortable seats. For pricing and reservations, visit https://www.speedishuttle.com/a/r/multiaff7.4/sp1/i/2/res/universal?force_cr=&widget=

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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
Maui, Hawaii
October 21-25, 2024

Monday, October 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Approach to the Unknown Rash H.Murphy-Lavoie
  0830 Procedural Sedation: The Tools You Need to Excel T.LeGros
  0930 Break
  0945 Managing Pain With Nerve Blocks C.Butts
  1045 Going for a Swim? Marine Hazards H.Murphy-Lavoie
  1145 Emergency Medicine Advanced Imaging T.LeGros
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, October 22

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Help I Can’t See: Ocular Ultrasound C.Butts
  0830 Updates in Status Epilepticus H.Murphy-Lavoie
  0930 Break  
  0945 Pulmonary Catastrophes T.LeGros
  1045 Why Is This Vent Alarming?! C.Butts
  1145 Updates in Upper GI Bleeds H.Murphy-Lavoie
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, October 23 – Day Open

     

Thursday, October 24

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Leader of the Pack: Keeping the Team Engaged T.LeGros
  0830 The Crashing Obstetric Patient C.Butts
  0930 Break
  0945 Lethal Rashes in Children H.Murphy-Lavoie
  1045 Visual Stimulants T.LeGros
  1145 Updates in Pediatric Trauma C.Butts
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, October 25

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Mythbusters in Wound Care H.Murphy-Lavoie
  0830 Fire Exposures and Thermal Burns T.LeGros
  0930 Break
  0945 Improving Your Procedures With Ultrasound C.Butts
  1045 Emergency Medicine Cases You Will Love T.LeGros
  1145 Hemorrhagic Bullae: Nec Fasc and Beyond H.Murphy-Lavoie
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

3.8 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 6/8/23

FACULTY


Christine Butts, MD, FAAEM
Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Program Director Ultrasound Fellowship
LSU School of Medicine
University Medical Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

Tracy Leigh LeGros, MD, PhD, FACEP, FAAEM, FUHM
Director of Faculty Development
Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Tennessee, Region One Health Physicians
Emergency Medicine Residency
Memphis, Tennessee

Heather Murphy-Lavoie, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FUHM
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director of Faculty Development
LSU Emergency Medicine Residency
University Medical Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
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.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 20 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

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 is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

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 August 22, 2024 to September 21, 2024. No refund after September 21, 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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For flights in 2024:

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars.

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You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1-800-328-1111* Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (EST) and refer to Meeting Event Code NM36A

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