New Orleans, Louisiana

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This is a city everyone MUST visit at some time. Come listen to some fabulous jazz, one of the things that has made New Orleans so famous. Don’t like jazz? No problem. New Orleans has enough attractions and activities to meet anyone’s desire, from dining to shopping, gambling, and touring. New Orleans has always been known for its delightful cooking: Creole, Cajun, French, Southern, and almost every other ethnic variety you can think of. Another hallmark of the “City that Care Forgot” is the variety of sightseeing activities available.

Riverfront activities include River Boat Tours, Bayou Tours, and The Aquarium of the Americas. Historic tours of Antebellum mansions and the above ground cemetery are available. You can visit the lovely zoo or visit the Museum of Art with the largest collection of Faberge items in the world! Shoppers will have a field day here. From six-mile-long Magazine Street, with its century-old cottages offering collections of local and regional art, specialized clothing, decorator shops, and restaurants of unique and varied cuisine, to the antique stores of the French Quarter, New Orleans offers just about any merchandise you could possibly want.

Within walking distance of our hotel is Canal Place containing Saks Fifth Avenue, Brooks Brothers, Gucci and other upscale stores, while just a few blocks away is Riverwalk Mall with over 220 stores. The French Quarter offers Preservation Hall, where jazz is performed nightly, the French Market, Jackson Square, beautiful architecture, Creole cooking classes, and the famed beignets at Café du Monde!

JW Marriott New Orleans

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The JW Marriott New Orleans welcomes you to the world-famous French Quarter with a seamless blend of refined luxury and one-of-a-kind style. This hotel is tucked within the heart of the city’s vibrant downtown district, just moments away from Jackson Square and the French Market.

Dance your way through Bourbon Street or rediscover history at the National WWII Museum. Feast on fire-roasted steak at Fogo de Chão or maintain your workout routine at the fitness center. Enjoy the views as you take a refreshing swim in the saltwater outdoor pool. Impeccably appointed guest rooms boast comfortable bedding, flat screen TV, alarm clock, safe, coffee/tea maker, marble bathrooms, robes, hair dryer, lighted makeup mirror, ergonomic workspace and more.

Your downtown getaway awaits at the JW Marriott New Orleans! The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is located approximately 16 miles for the JW Marriott New Orleans. Parking is valet service only with in/out privileges, approximately $45 per car, per night (A 50% discount on overnight valet parking is available for those who book their guest room through NWS/NWWT only.) Parking prices subject to change without notice.

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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.

Topics in Emergency Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana
May 22-25, 2018

Tuesday, May 22

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome
NWS Staff
  0730 Ultrasound in the Hypotensive Patient
  0830 Trauma Cases
  0930 Break
  0945 Ultrasound in Cardiac Arrest
  1045 ECGs You Should Know
  1145 Genitourinary Trauma
  1245 Adjourn
0.9 Pharmacology

Wednesday, May 23

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Adventures in Hyperbaric Medicine
  0830 High Altitude Illness
  0930 Break
  0945 Marine Envenomations
  1045 Electrical and Lightning Injuries
  1145 U.S. Land Envenomations
  1245 Adjourn
1.4 Pharmacology

Thursday, May 24

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 When Patients Fake It
  0830 Medical-Legal Case Studies
  0930 Break
  0945 Toxicology Mimickers
  1045 Caring for the Addicted Patient: Tips to Calm Your Nerves
  1145 Pediatric Toxicology Update
  1245 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology

Friday, May 25

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Management of Atrial Fibrillation with Rapid Ventricular Response
  0830 Emergency Medicine and the Extreme Athlete
  0930 Break
  0945 Procedures You Should Know How to Do
  1045 Acute Shoulder Injuries
  1145 Course Summary Highlights
J.Rose, A.Schneir, P.Witucki
  1245 Adjourn
1.2 Pharmacology

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

4.3 Pharmacology Hours†



John S. Rose, MD, FACEP
Professor Department of Emergency Medicine
UC Davis Health System
Medical Director Yolo County EMS Agency
Davis, California

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

Peter J. Witucki, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Division of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine
University of California San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, California


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 #1035677; Expiration date 5/25/18.

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 I 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.


Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Treasure Island, Florida 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 February 17, 2017 to March 19, 2017. No refund after March 19, 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!

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.