Nashville, Tennessee

Travel & Leisure Magazine recently named Nashville “America’s Friendliest City” – Come see why! Local museums offer everything from education on the Civil War to county star couture, such as Faith Hill’s dress, to priceless art such as Picasso and Warhol; there’s something for everyone in Music City. Take a tour of a historic home, or take in a comedy while enjoying dinner with your date. Do you like the nightlife? You’ve come to the right place because the “stars” come out at night. Hear blues, rock, country, gospel, jazz, or contemporary Christian. Only in Nashville can you step into a honky tonk on Broadway, look around and see famous faces. Throughout the city, small dives hidden away from the limelight showcase Nashville’s true legends – songwriters.

Every night the music scene in Nashville is vibrant and contagious. Fans rush to get a seat in the clubs while the latecomers crowd the walls and dance floors. By late evening, the clubs are alive and rocking, and there are still many hours left before the clubs close. Let Chopin and Mozart carry you away as you watch the Nashville Ballet or listen to the Grammy-nominated Nashville Symphony. Take in a performance of the Nashville Opera or enjoy an off-Broadway performance at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Beyond the great sounds is shopping. Posh boutiques, guitar stores filled with instruments, chic clothing and fashionable shops – Nashville’s shopping scene covers the gamut in style and appeal.

When hunger strikes, Nashville’s plate has many unique options to tempt your taste buds. Known for “meat and threes” and zesty barbecue, Nashville also specializes in New Southern and Southern fusion, a blend of down-home cooking and uptown dining. Are you asking yourself what makes Nashville family-friendly? Then think no further. Explore the Adventure Science Center, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, Fort Nashborough, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, or Valley Amusement Park. For the sports fan, Nashville boasts three professional sports teams as well as Busch and Indy series car racing. Nashville is surrounded by lush, rolling hills and sparkling blue lakes. Walk 18 holes on Nashville’s five resort courses or eight public golf courses. Ride amusement park rides or slide down Tennessee’s largest waterslides. Rent a jet ski for the day or just cruise upon the world’s largest showboat. When it’s time to unwind, enjoy a day of pampering and relaxation at one of many great day spas.

Hilton Nashville Downtown

Stay in the heart of ‘Music City’ at Hilton Nashville Downtown. You’ll be treated to true Southern hospitality and premier accommodations. Dine in style at four on-site restaurants. You’ll relish the hotel’s central location in the midst of all there is to see and do in Nashville. Explore the history of country music, catch live performances and take in all the sights and sounds of the entertainment district, all nearby. Celebrate all things country music at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Hilton Nashville Downtown is an all-suite hotel. Each suite has 1 king bed or 2 double beds (based on availability), plus a sofa sleeper in a separate parlor area with a chair and ottoman. Suites also feature amenities such as a coffeemaker, mini-refrigerator, two flat screen HDTVs, personal work station, iron/board, hairdryer, safe and more.

The Hilton Nashville Downtown is located approximately 7 miles from the Nashville International Airport (BNA).  Hotel Parking: Self parking is approximately $38 per night plus tax, per vehicle. Valet parking is approximately $48 per night plus tax, per vehicle. Parking charges are subject to change without notice.

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
Nashville, Tennessee
October 23-26, 2023

Monday, October 23

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 A Different Kind of TWOfer: Trauma in Pregnancy C.Pfennig
  0830 ED Practice Changing Articles From the EMS Literature C.Slovis
  0930 Break
  0945 Primer in Pneumonia M.Reiter
  1045 RSI? Resuscitative Sequence Intubation C.Pfennig
  1145 Patient Satisfaction M.Reiter
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, October 24

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pain Management in 2023 M.Reiter
  0830 EMTALA M.Reiter
  0930 Break
  0945 Papules, Petechiae, Purpura...Oh My C.Pfennig
  1045 Engineering Safety Into Airway Management: A Primer for Success K.High
  1145 Stress Me Out: Adrenal Emergencies C.Pfennig
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, October 25

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 There Is a Lyte at the End of the Tunnel: Electrolyte Emergencies C.Pfennig
  0830 Don't Ovary React: Vaginal Bleeding in the Non-Pregnant Patient C.Pfennig
  0930 Break
  0945 Pearls and Pitfalls of Restraints Use in the ED C.Wolfe
  1045 The Enneagram: Understanding Your Own Personality C.Pfennig
  1145 Updates in Medical Toxicology M.Hayoun
  1245 Adjourn
     

Thursday, October 26

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 eFONA (Emergency Front of Neck Access) in the Emergent Setting K.High
  0830 Drugs of Abuse M.Hayoun
  0930 Break
  0945 Blocks, Hemiblocks, and Why They (Sometimes) Matter C.Wolfe
  1045 Approach to the Blunt Agonal Abdominal Trauma Patient K.High
  1145 High-Risk Hand Injuries C.Wolfe
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 11/21/22

FACULTY

Michael A. Hayoun, MD, MPhil, MRO, FAAEM
President - Cerberin PLLC
CMO - Icarus Addiction Care
Attending Physician
Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology and Addiction Medicine
HCA Tristar Division
Nashville, Tennessee

Kevin High, RN, MPH, MHPE
Senior Associate in Emergency Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Camiron Pfennig, MD, MHPE
Prisma Health - Upstate
Department of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine Residency Director
Professor
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Clemson University School of Health Research
Greenville, South Carolina
Program Coordinator

Mark Reiter, MD, MBA, MAAEM
CEO, Emergency Excellence
Residency Director - Emergency Medicine
Professor, University of Tennessee-Murfreesboro / Nashville
CEO, American Academy of Emergency Medicine Physician Group
Nashville, Tennessee

Corey M. Slovis, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine
Chairman Emeritus Department of Emergency Medicine
Vanderbilt Medical Center
Medical Director
Nashville Fire Dept. and Nashville International Airport
Nashville, Tennessee

Carmen Wolfe, MD
TriStar Skyline Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director
Nashville, Tennessee

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.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 20 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 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), 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.

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 24, 2023 to September 23, 2023. No refund after September 23, 2023; 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)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net hotel*, net cruise and tuition booked through NWAS (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 NWAS! 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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