Savannah, Georgia

Savannah’s architecture and history are internationally known, as is its reputation for Southern charm and hospitality. Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors, who enjoy the city’s architecture and historic buildings: the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America), the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences (one of the South’s first public museums), the First African Baptist Church (one of the oldest African American Baptist congregations in the United States), Temple Mickve Israel (the third oldest synagogue in America), and the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex (the oldest standing antebellum rail facility in America).

The largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States, Savannah contains more than twenty city squares filled with museums, churches, mansions, monuments and famous forts of the Revolutionary and Civil War eras. Don’t miss the chance to see the beautiful cobblestone streets, manicured gardens, and oak-shaded parks drizzling with silvery Spanish Moss. The city’s location offers visitors access to the coastal islands and the Savannah Riverfront, both popular tourist destinations.

Tybee Island, formerly known as “Savannah Beach”, is the site of the Tybee Island Light Station, the first lighthouse on the southern Atlantic coast. Savannah is the perfect Georgia vacation destination for all ages – abuzz with art, culture, festivals, concerts, live theater, outdoor cafes, gourmet restaurants, and true Southern hospitality.

Hyatt Regency Savannah

Located on Bay Street, this newly renovated Savannah riverfront hotel is situated near popular attractions like River Street, City Market, and Tybee Island. Located near River Front Plaza, this hotel offers unequalled access to the largest historic district in the country. Stroll through the Historic District to view stately Georgia homes, landmark architecture, and famed Savannah sights like Forsyth Park. Board a riverboat, hop on the trolley for a moving tour, and enjoy close proximity to Savannah Hilton Head International Airport. Enjoy travel enhancing conveniences including a 24-hour fitness center and an indoor swimming pool.Enjoy a local brew or cocktail alongside an array of delicious and fresh cuisine with a Southern twist. Hyatt Regency Savannah features Moss + Oak, a  full service bar that also includes a patio overlooking the Savannah River and River Street.

For those on the go, Corner Pantry is ideal for gourmet grab and go options or Moss and Oak Express is your place for specialty coffees and treats.

Experience spectacular river views from the Savannah River Lounge,  perfect for relaxation after a full day exploring Historic Savannah. Watch as freight boats go by, or simply enjoy the view of the Savannah River.

Spacious guestrooms feature one king or 2 double beds (based on availability), wireless high-speed Internet, iHome stereo with iPod® docking station, signature Hyatt Grand Beds®, mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, iron/board, safe, and more to ensure a comfortable stay.

Hyatt Regency Savannah is located approximately 10 miles from Savannah International Airport (SAV) and 130 miles from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX).

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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

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
Savannah, Georgia
June 26-29, 2023

Monday, June 26

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Updates in the Evaluation of the Chest Pain Patient D.Diercks
  0830 Boy It's Hot in Here! Managing Heat-Related Illnesses B.Lo
  0930 Break
  0945 Guess the Rash Kahootz D.Diercks
  1045 Updates in the Evaluation and Treatment of Pneumonia M.Courtney
  1145 As the World Turns: Dizziness in the ED B.Lo
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, June 27

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 EMTALA: Myths and Pitfalls B.Lo
  0830 From Heart Failure to Cardiogenic Shock D.Diercks
  0930 Break
  0945 PE Diagnosis and Treatment M.Courtney
  1045 Hemorrhagic Stroke Management in the ED B.Lo
  1145 Obstetric Emergencies D.Diercks
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, June 28

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 The Science of Wellness M.Courtney
  0830 LLSA Article Kahootz D.Diercks / M.Courtney / B.Lo
  0930 Break
  0945 Ocular Emergencies D.Diercks
  1045 Aortic Dissection: Finding the Needle in the Haystack M.Courtney
  1145 Stroke Alert! Updates to Ischemic Strokes B.Lo
  1245 Adjourn
     

Thursday, June 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pediatric Trauma D.Diercks
  0830 Bleeding in the Anticoagulated Patient M.Courtney
  0930 Break
  0945 Sepsis Care in 2022 M.Courtney
  1045 All You Need to Know About Cardiac Devices in the ED B.Lo
  1145 Top Ten Things Learned M.Courtney / D.Diercks / B.Lo
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/22/22

FACULTY

D. Mark Courtney, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Deborah Diercks, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Program Coordinator

Bruce Lo, MD, MBA
Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine
Sentara Hospitals Norfolk
Medical Director, Sentara Transfer Center
Professor / Assistant Program Director
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, Virginia

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 April 27, 2023 to May 27, 2023. No refund after May 27, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS 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! Click here for more information.

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel will no longer be included in FAP calculations.

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.

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.