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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
April 20-23, 2022

Wednesday, April 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Ethanol: From Intoxication to Optimal Withdrawal Management A.Schneir  
  0830 Difficult Airway Management E.Laurin  
  0930 Break
  0945 Optimal Approach and Management of Atrial Fibrillation With RVR A.Schneir  
  1045 Ultrasound Use in Unstable Patients E.Laurin  
  1145 Orthopedic M&Ms A.Schneir  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Thursday, April 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pulmonary Embolus in the ED: Old Foe, New Concepts G.Wardi  
  0830 Toxicology Review for Emergency Physicians A.Schneir  
  0930 Break
  0945 ED Management of Respiratory Failure: From High Flow to Ventilator Management G.Wardi  
  1045 Resuscitation Pearls E.Laurin  
  1145 When Patients Fake It A.Schneir  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Friday, April 22

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Airway Cases: What Would You Do? E.Laurin  
  0830 Management of the Brain in the ED G.Wardi  
  0930 Break
  0945 Neonatal Resuscitation A.Schneir  
  1045 Attitude Adjustment of Agitated Patients E.Laurin  
  1145 Cardiac Arrest Do's and Don'ts G.Wardi  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Saturday, April 23

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 ECGs We Should Know A.Schneir  
  0830 Ultrasound-Guided Procedures E.Laurin  
  0930 Break
  0945 Top 10 Ways to Keep Your ICU Doctor Happy G.Wardi  
  1045 Procedures We Should Know How to Do: Colles' Fracture Reduction, Auricular Hematoma Drainage and Nasal Fracture Reduction A.Schneir  
  1145 Course Summary Highlights E.Laurin / A.Schneir / G.Wardi  
  1245 Adjourn
   

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 5/10/21

FACULTY

Erik Laurin, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair for Education
Director, Emergency Airway Management Fellowship
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
Davis, California

Aaron Schneir, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FACMT
Clinical Professor
Division of Medical Toxicology
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Diego Health System
San Diego, California
Program Coordinator

Gabriel Wardi, MD, MPH, FACEP
Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Diego Health System
San Diego, 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 February 19, 2022 to March 21, 2022. No refund after March 21, 2022; 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 Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@goingplacestravel.net

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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