Sedona, Arizona

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.

Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

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. One bedroom suites feature a bedroom with separate living area, patio or balcony, gas fireplace, dining table, microwave, mini refrigerator, wet bar, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron/board, and more to ensure a comfortable stay.

Adventure seekers will love the hotel’s fitness offerings and proximity to more than 200 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails and off-road activities like horseback riding, mountain jeep tours, hot air balloon rides and more. Capture additional views from the nearby Red Rock Scenic Byway and Cathedral Rock, or hop in the car to explore the Grand Canyon, just two and a half hours away. There’s plenty to do on-site as well; the resort features 25,000 square feet of fitness and wellness amenities featuring more than 30 weekly classes including the signature outdoor Red Rock Yoga, personalized Warrior Pit cross training workouts, a full-service spa, an adjacent 18-hole championship golf course, two outdoor pools and lighted tennis courts.

Dine at Shadowrock Tap + Table, the resort’s social hub that boasts an innovative menu, full of fresh Southwest flavors and familiar favorites. Or check out Blue Water Café, the seasonal al fresco café by the pool, serving up drinks and light meals.

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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 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.

Current Topics in Emergency Medicine
Sedona, Arizona
September 9-12, 2024

Monday, September 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Medical Decision-Making D.Birnbaumer
  0830 A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Benign Complaints / Serious Causes D.Birnbaumer
  0930 Break
  0945 Be Still My Heart: Emergency Management of Atrial Fibrillation F.Gallahue
  1045 ED Management of LVAD Emergencies F.Gallahue
  1145 Ocular Emergencies M.Moreira
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, September 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Managing the Agitated Patient: De-Escalation and Beyond F.Gallahue
  0830 Oncologic Emergencies F.Gallahue
  0930 Break
  0945 Airway Nightmares M.Moreira
  1045 Tips for Common ED Procedures M.Moreira
  1145 Myth-Busting in Emergency Medicine D.Birnbaumer
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, September 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pediatric Trauma M.Moreira
  0830 OB Trauma: 2 vs. 1 Patient M.Moreira
  0930 Break
  0945 Postpartum Emergencies F.Gallahue
  1045 Environmental Emergencies D.Birnbaumer
  1145 In-Flight Emergencies D.Birnbaumer
  1245 Adjourn

Thursday, September 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Travel-Related Infections D.Birnbaumer
  0830 Sexually Transmitted Infections D.Birnbaumer
  0930 Break
  0945 TXA and ED Management: What Does the Literature Say? F.Gallahue
  1045 Emergency Complications of Bariatric Surgery F.Gallahue
  1145 What Alcohol Did You Drink? M.Moreira
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

4.6 Pharmacology Hours†

Rev. 12/11/23



Diane Birnbaumer, MD
Professor, Emeritus
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Emeritus Faculty
Department of Emergency Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Fiona E. Gallahue, MD
Professor, Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
The University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Maria E. Moreira, MD, FACEP
Medical Director of Continuing Education and Simulation
Denver Health and Hospital Authority Office of Education
Director of Professional Development and Wellbeing
Denver Health and Hospital Authority Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, Colorado
Program Coordinator


Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars 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: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

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 American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1043625; Expiration Date 09/12/2024.

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), 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).

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

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


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 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.


$100 July 11, 2024 to August 10, 2024. No refund after August 10, 2024; 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.

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.


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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