Locations

Napa Valley, California

With over 400 wineries, Napa Valley is the world's most diverse winery region. Napa Valley's culinary scene is thriving with more than 125 restaurants and a farm-to-table culture that inspires chefs throughout the world.

Sip wine next to a cozy fireplace to relax, restore, and reconnect. Napa Valley’s warm and welcoming communities offer one-of-a-kind hometown experiences that span from elegant to quirky and magical to romantic.

In addition to fabulous wine and food, Napa Valley is home to art, music, architecture, and limitless outdoor adventures on both intimate and grand scales. Revolving art exhibitions at wineries, permanent and special museum exhibitions, art galleries, open studios, historic and contemporary architecture, and art festivals all provide a cultural experience that is legendary. At night, the Napa Valley is sizzling with activity. Whether you are dancing and dining in Calistoga or catching a live show in downtown Napa, you are guaranteed a great time.

The Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa is located approximately 55 miles from the Oakland International Airport (OAK), 32 miles from the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and 67 miles from the Sacramento International Airport (SMF). Having a rental car at this location will give you the freedom to fully explore the surrounding area.

Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa

Experience the charm and beauty of California’s world-famous wine country from one of the premier Napa Valley hotels, the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa. Its convenient location, just off of Highway 29, makes it an ideal choice for exploring the Napa Wine Country and other exciting local activities and attractions.

Indulge yourself with signature treatments at The Preserve Spa or tempt your palate with a delectable dish from VINeleven, a unique on-site restaurant featuring contemporary American classics in a relaxed atmosphere. Executive Chef Brian Whitmer’s menus are focused on the seasons and highlight local farmers and artisans.

Guest rooms feature pillow-top mattresses and luxurious linens, flat-screen HD TV, in-room coffee service, refrigerator, hair dryer, and iron and ironing board.

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 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
Napa Valley, California
November 29 - December 2, 2021

Monday, November 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Clinical Decision Rules: Evidence-Based Medicine to Improve Care J.Holmes  
  0830 Chest Pain: Prediction for Management of the Future D.Diercks  
  0930 Break
  0945 Initial Evaluation / Resuscitation of the Injured Trauma Patient: Updates to Know J.Holmes  
  1045 Acute Life-Threatening Events: What Should I Do With a BRUE? I.Claudius  
  1145 Atrial Fibrillation: Rhythm, Rate, or Wait - What Is New in 2021? D.Diercks  
  1245 Adjourn    
 

Tuesday, November 30

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Acute Vascular Emergencies D.Diercks  
  0830 Concussion: Are Things Changing? Current Thoughts on Diagnosis and Treatment I.Claudius  
  0930 Break
  0945 Pediatric Sedation: Current Recommendations and Medications I.Claudius  
  1045 Evaluation of the Minor Trauma Patient: Evidence-Based J.Holmes  
  1145 Panel Discussion: Current Controversies in EM I.Claudius, D.Diercks, J.Holmes  
  1245 Adjourn    
 

Wednesday, December 1

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies: Take a Deep Breath I.Claudius  
  0830 Obstetrical Emergencies D.Diercks  
  0930 Break
  0945 Emergencies in the First 30 Days of Life: Fever, Breathing, Vomiting, Rash I.Claudius  
  1045 Management of Stroke: Data Behind Regulations D.Diercks  
  1145 ED Clearance of the Psychiatric Patient J.Holmes  
  1215 Anticoagulation Reversal: Warfarin and the Direct Oral Anticoagulants J.Holmes  
  1245 Adjourn    
 

Thursday, December 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Pain Control in the ED: Managing the Opiate Crisis J.Holmes  
  0830 Pediatric Fever: Testing and Antibiotics - Are Either Even Needed? I.Claudius  
  0930 Break
  0945 Winter-Related Emergencies: All Roads Head Thru the Sierras D.Diercks  
  1045 Malpractice in the Emergency Department: How to Avoid It J.Holmes  
  1130 Maintaining Health in Emergency Medicine: Am I Burning Out? J.Holmes  
  1200 Panel Discussion: Updates and Question Session I.Claudius, D.Diercks, J.Holmes  
  1245 Adjourn    
   

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 1/23/20

FACULTY

Ilene A. Claudius, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Los Angeles, California

Deborah B. Diercks, MD, MSc
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
Audre and Bernard Rapoport Distinguished Chair in Clinical Care and Research
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

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

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 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: 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, Treasure Island, Florida 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 September 30, 2021 to October 30, 2021. No refund after October 30, 2021; 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 Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - 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.

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