Sedona, Arizona

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Sedona is situated in a unique geological area that has mesmerized tourists for decades. Some people visit Sedona for breathtaking beauty that fills the senses and feeds the soul. Some visit for the delightfully eclectic shops and galleries. Many visit to savor the flavors and scents of the many restaurant choices available.

There is no shortage of spectacular sights and exhilarating activities available. Check out memorable outdoor adventures like Hummer or Jeep tours, hiking ruins, hot-air ballooning, trail rides, mountain biking, guided tours, championship golf, or just relaxing at a luxurious day spa. Whether you’re in the mood to dine on spicy Southwestern cuisine, cowboy grub, upscale steaks and seafood, authentic international fare, even family-friendly favorites, Sedona’s restaurants have it.

You will find incredible shopping: clothing, antiques, furniture, collectibles, gifts, and more at one-of-a-kind boutiques and gift shops. Start your shopping excursion in Uptown Sedona, a unique and popular shopping district with an eclectic collection of shops - it’s souvenir central. Sedona is truly an adventure for all.

The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

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The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock is located in Northern Arizona, just 90 minutes north of Phoenix, and is Sedona’s closest resort to the Valley of the Sun. This resort offers beautifully appointed guestrooms exquisitely decorated with Southwest features. 

Newly renovated guestrooms feature a gas fireplace, patio or balcony, microwave, wet bar, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron/board, and high speed Internet access. In the tradition of a first-class resort, the following services are offered: concierge, room service, valet laundry, sight-seeing tours, and more.

Tee it up at the Sedona Golf Resort, just steps from your room, featuring emerald greens set amid towering crimson sentinels. Not a golfer? Try the Hilton Spa, just steps from the Resort’s main building. Enjoy the beautiful cascades pool or the ShadowRock pool. For your dining pleasure, savor the delectable fare at The Grille at ShadowRock.

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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 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 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. 

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
Sedona, Arizona
September 25-28, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Deadly Headache Disasters You Can't Miss M.Epter  
  0830 Anticoagulants in Minor Head Injury M.Epter  
  0930 Break
  0945 POCUS in Shock T.Davie  
  1045 Hold the High 5's: Your Tubed Patient Is Now Coding T.Davie  
  1145 Cutting Edge Stroke Management M.Epter  
  1245 Adjourn 1.2 Pharmacology
 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Drunkicidal or Truly Suicidal? Evidence-Based Suicide Risk Assessment T.Davie  
  0830 The Chemical Take Down: Medicating the Agitated Patient T.Davie  
  0930 Break
  0945 Consultant Jeopardy E.Katz  
  1045 To CT or Not to CT, That is the Trauma Question M.Epter  
  1145 When Uncertainty Was My Co-Pilot M.Epter  
  1245 Adjourn
1.3 Pharmacology
 
 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Rocks! Evidence-Based Stone Management E.Katz  
  0830 If I Were Paying the Bill: Principles of Cost-Efficient Ordering E.Katz  
  0930 Break
  0945 Technological Boosts: Technology, FOAM-ED, and Apps T.Davie  
  1045 Musculoskeletal Tips and Tricks M.Epter  
  1145 Radiographic Subtleties You Cannot Miss M.Epter  
  1245 Adjourn
0.5 Pharmacology
 
 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Oncologic Update E.Katz  
  0830 I Got Something in My Eye! E.Katz  
  0930 Break
  0945 Breathe In, Breathe Out: Vent Management T.Davie  
  1045 Sepsis: Where We Are at Medically, Financially, And Politically E.Katz  
  1145 Myth Busting in EM T.Davie  
  1245 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology
 

20 CME I

20 Class A CEC

3.8 Pharmacology Hours†

FACULTY

Timothy Davie, MD, FAAEM
Associate Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency
Maricopa Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix Campus
Phoenix, Arizona

Michael Epter, DO, FAAEM
Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency
Maricopa Integrated Health Systems
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix Campus
Phoenix, Arizona

Eric Katz, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine
Maricopa Integrated Health Systems
Executive Chairman and Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona
Program Coordinator

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 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 #1034015; Expiration Date 9/28/17.

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: 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

Eric Katz, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine
Maricopa Integrated Health Systems
Executive Chairman and Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Austin, Texas 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 July 27, 2017 to August 26, 2017. No refund after August 26, 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! Click here for more information.

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: kellee@universaltravel1.com

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.