Singer Island, Florida

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Singer Island is an oceanfront neighborhood in the city of Riviera beach which offers seven miles of beaches, upscale hotels, and lavish beach resorts. Named after developer Paris Singer, son of sewing machine magnate Isaac Singer, Singer Island has developed over the years into a recreational hotspot including parks, marinas, hiking and biking paths, as well as 4.7 miles of sparkling white sand beaches.

Visit nearby John D. MacArthur State Park for snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, and biking. The park sits on the urban estuary of Lake Worth Lagoon along with the Intracoastal Waterway where you can kayak, canoe, paddleboard, or visit the Nature Center for fun exhibits on local natural history. Look back in time at the Tequesta and Ais tribes who once populated the area long ago, or glimpse a real manatee skeleton or live dolphins and sea turtles.

Ocean Mall is a great place to stop and shop before heading into the surf of City Beach. It features a watersports store, a lively local bar and grill, and a sandwich shop.

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island

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Bask in the relaxed elegance of the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa. This luxury hotel welcomes you to sunny Florida with tropical style, beach-inspired suites and exceptional service.

Spoil yourself at the luxury on-site spa or enjoy a meal at 3800, the signature hotel restaurant. Check out the Reef Tiki Bar, combining a unique Pacific Rim-style casual menu with handmade cocktails from fresh juice and a signature coconut island breeze served in a fresh-cracked coconut. This beachfront bar is a popular lunchtime spot.

Elsewhere at the resort, you can take a dip in one of two outdoor pools, one of which features a slide for the kids. With the ocean virtually at the hotel's doorstep, enjoy all of the adventures the Gold Coast has to offer. When relaxation is at the top of your agenda, the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa’s setting will not disappoint. The natural stretch of white sand beach is the perfect vacation playground, and you’ll find many outdoor retreats, amenities and activities beckon. Kids age 4-12 can enjoy The Kids Club, where they can enjoy arts and crafts, video games and scheduled activities in a supervised and friendly environment. Break a sweat in the fitness center or explore the West Palm Beach area.

This all suite hotel features stylish yet comfortable one-and two-bedroom condo-style suites, offering each guest the comfort of home with fully equipped kitchens, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, lush European cabinetry and en-suite washer/dryer. Other amenities include hair dryer, robe, safe, iron/board, coffee/tea maker, mini-bar, 2 flat screen TVs, iPod dock, CD Stereo, DVD player, and more.

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island is located 11 miles from the Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), 58 miles from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), and 81 miles from the Miami International Airport (MIA). The Hotel is a valet only facility.  Current valet costs are $27 per car, per day for overnight valet parking and $18 per car, per day for day parking.  Valet rates are subject to 6% tax; both rates and taxes are current and subject to change without notice. Self-parking is not available.

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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
Singer Island, Florida
April 9-12, 2018

Monday, April 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 The Difficult Airway: Case Studies A.Norse  
  0830 Anaphylaxis and Angioedema: What's New and Why? A.Norse  
  0930 Break
  0945 GI Foreign Bodies: How Did That Get There? A.Mehrotra  
  1045 ENT and Dental Updates: We Can Handle the Tooth J.Casaletto  
  1145 Top 10 Eye Emergencies: The Blind Leading the Blind J.Casaletto  
  1245 Adjourn
1.1 Pharmacology

Tuesday, April 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Management Update 2018: Atrial Fibrillation J.Casaletto  
  0830 High Risk EKGs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly J.Casaletto  
  0930 Break
  0945 Head, Shoulders, Knee and Toes: Ortho Pitfalls A.Norse  
  1045 Sepsis: Where Are We Now? A.Norse  
  1145 Anticoagulant Reversal A.Mehrotra  
  1245 Adjourn
1.7 Pharmacology

Wednesday, April 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Twenty weeks? Forty Weeks? OB Emergencies A.Norse  
  0830 Emergent Delivery in the ED A.Norse  
  0930 Break
  0945 Intimate Partner Violence: Our Role as Emergency Physicians J.Casaletto  
  1045 Hot Topics in Trauma 2018 J.Casaletto  
  1145 Novel Agents for Sedation A.Mehrotra  
  1245 Adjourn
1.2 Pharmacology

Thursday, April 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Thrombolysis or No Thrombolysis: Update on Stroke Management A.Mehrotra  
  0830 Quality Metrics in EM: Why You Should Care! A.Mehrotra  
  0930 Break
  0945 Bump or Brain Injury: Pediatric Head Injury J.Casaletto  
  1045 Visual Diagnosis in a Young Child A.Norse  
  1145 Legislative Updates 2018: What Is Washington Really Doing? A.Norse  
  1245 Adjourn
0.9 Pharmacology

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

4.9 Pharmacology Hours†


Jennifer J. Casaletto, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, North Carolina

Abhi Mehrotra, MD, FACEP
Vice Chair, Strategic Initiatives and Operations
Medical Director, Hillsborough Campus ED
UNC Department of Emergency Medicine
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Ashley Booth Norse, MD, FACEP
Medical Director
Director of Governmental Affairs
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine
Jacksonville, Florida
Program Coordinator


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 has been prior approved by the AANA for 20 CEC; AANA Code #1034643; Expiration date 4/12/18.

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 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.


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 8, 2018 to March 10, 2018. No refund after March 10, 2018; 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.