New Orleans, Louisiana
The historic French Quarter, the elegant Garden District, the lively music and colorful characters of Bourbon and Frenchmen Street--the thoroughfares of New Orleans are absolutely brimming with charm. The City that Care Forgot is full of incredible musicians, eateries, historical attractions, and more.
From Jazz and Blues to Country and even Rock'n'Roll, you'll be tempted inside any number of restaurants, lounges, and clubs. Cozy up to the bar and enjoy a beverage with dinner. Creole, Cajun, and other Southern culinary favorites are a specialty in this town. Tuck-in to a po' boy sandwich, a steaming dish of gumbo, étouffée, or jambalaya. Finer fare options include swordfish steaks, lobster, scallops, or blackened barracuda. For dessert, grab some fresh beignets to go at the famed Café du Monde.
Learn about New Orleans' unique history when you sign-up for a variety of historic tours. Walk the peaceful aboveground cemeteries to view ornate tombs and gravestones, some dating back to the late 1700s. If architecture strikes your fancy, Southern Louisiana is well-known for its abundance of antebellum plantation homes, each with a story detailing the lives of the prominent local families that built and lived in them. Down on the riverfront, you can indulge your romantic side with lunch and scenic city views from the water aboard a real 19th Century paddlewheel steamboat tour.
Families will enjoy The Audubon Zoo and Aquarium of the Americas with exhibits including an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, hands-on animal encounters, and lush gardens. Get up close and personal with Amur leopards, tigers, orangutans, and alligators. Touch a sting ray, feed a parakeet, and marvel at gigantic sharks and rays in the 400,000 gallon Gulf of Mexico Exhibit.
Souvenirs are a must when you visit six-mile-long Magazine Street. Here, the centuries-old cottages trimmed in Victorian millwork offer collections of local and regional art, crafts, specialized clothing, decor, and the best boutiques to found anywhere in the city. Shop 'til you drop at Riverwalk Mall, hosting over 220 stores. Upscale shopping can be found at Canal Place, home of Saks Fifth Avenue, Brooks Brothers, Gucci and more.
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
It's all about location in New Orleans and the Hilton New Orleans Riverside places you at the center of it all between the Warehouse and Arts District. Nestled against the banks of the Mississippi, guests can watch the ships come sailing in or dive into the city life just steps away. Grab a beignet, listen to live jazz, ride a streetcar, or hop into a parade, you never know what you’ll experience in the vibrant culture and excitement of New Orleans just outside the hotel's front door. Shop the Outlet Collection, attached to the hotel, walk to the French Quarter, Jackson Square, the Audubon Aquarium, and Butterfly Garden and Zoo, as well as countless restaurants, art galleries and more.
Start the day with traditional New Orleans classics like crawfish omelets or local favorites such as beignets. For lunch, stop in to the home of the world famous charbroiled oyster at Drago's Seafood Restaurant, where this cheesy, buttery dish is on every ‘must eat’ list. In the evening, visit Spirits, the hotel's open-air bar for a cocktail and American fare or travel upstairs to the Public Belt bar for speakeasy style and live music. On the go? Grab healthy options and get your coffee fix at Marketplace and River Blends Cafe. Whether you want a cardio fix or a sauna, you’ll find everything you need at The HealthClub by Hilton. Stay fit on-the-go with the fully equipped Athletic Center; New Orleans’ only indoor tennis courts; racquetball, squash, volleyball and basketball courts; whirlpool spas; fitness classes; access to two outdoor pools; and on-site certified personal trainers. Fees may apply.
Standard guest rooms feature 1 king or 2 queen Hilton Serenity Beds (based on hotel availability), flat screen TV, mini-refrigerator, clock radio w/ MP3 connection, safe, hairdryer, iron/board, coffee/tea maker and more. Hilton New Orleans Riverside is located approximately 13 miles from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). Parking fees at the hotel are approximately $44 per night for self parking and $49 per night for Valet parking. Oversize parking available when arranged in advance. Parking fees subject to change without notice.
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.
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.
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
Thursday, January 25
|0700||Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast|
|0730||Implementing Evidence-Based Medicine Into Your Practice via Clinical Decision Rules||J.Holmes|
|0830||Optimizing Pediatric Care in a Community ED Setting||J.Li|
|0945||Approach to Acute Pediatric Agitation in the General ED||J.Li|
|1045||ETOH Withdrawal: Initial Management and Who Needs Admission||R.Fontenette|
|1145||Posterior Circulation Stroke: Evaluation and Treatment (30min)||J.Holmes|
|1215||ED Clearance of the Psychiatric Patient (30min)||J.Holmes|
Friday, January 26
|0700||Registration – Mandatory Sign In – Continental Breakfast|
|0730||Current Concepts in the Management of Stroke in the ED||R.Fontenette|
|0830||Initial Evaluation and Care of the Injured Patient||J.Holmes|
|0945||GI Impactions and Foreign Bodies||J.Li|
|1045||Evaluation and Management of the Head Injured Patient: Pediatric to the Elderly||J.Holmes|
|1145||Panel Discussion: Case Discussion||R.Fontenette / J.Holmes / J.Li|
Saturday, January 27
|0700||Registration – Mandatory Sign In – Continental Breakfast|
|0730||Sedation in the Pediatric Population||J.Li|
|0830||ED Management of the Patient in Respiratory Distress / Ventilatory Management||R.Fontenette|
|0945||Controversies in Pediatric RSI||J.Li|
|1045||ED Care of the Patient With Return of Spontaneous Circulation||R.Fontenette|
|1145||Recent Emergency Medicine Literature That Every Provider Should Know||J.Holmes|
Sunday, January 28
|0700||Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast|
|0730||Agents to Stop the Bleeding||R.Fontenette|
|0830||Submersion Injuries in Pediatric Patients||J.Li|
|0945||Fluid Resuscitation in the Emergency Department Patient||R.Fontenette|
|1045||Medical-Legal Aspects of Emergency Department Care||J.Holmes|
|1145||Panel Discussion: Updates and Question Session||R.Fontenette / J.Holmes / J.Li|
20 Class A CE
7.6 Pharmacology Hours†
|Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.|
Roderick W. Fontenette, MD, Lt Col (ret), MHCM, CPE, FACEP, FCCM
ICU Program Medical Director
Adventist Health, St. Helena Hospital l Sound Critical Care
Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California Davis Health
President, Government Services Chapter of ACEP
James F. Holmes, Jr., MD, MPH
Director UC Davis KL2 Research Career Training Program
Professor and Executive Vice Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California Davis School of Medicine
Joyce Li, MD, MPH
Associate Physician in Medicine
Division of Emergency Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Harvard Medical School
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: 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.
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 November 26, 2023 to December 26, 2023. No refund after December 26, 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)
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.
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