St. Thomas, USVI

St. Thomas offers glimmering bays, shimmering seas, powdery beaches, towering green hills, a languorous climate, relaxed lifestyle and unsurpassed shopping. Natural beauty and man’s bounty are waiting to make your vacation one that will be long remembered and likely repeated. The Virgin Islands lie in the vast crescent chain of the Caribbean Islands, 1000 miles from Miami and 1500 from New York, with the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea washing their shores. With year round temperatures between 70 and 90 degrees, the Virgin Islands assure visitors one beautiful balmy day after another.

No visit to St. Thomas would be complete without exploring Charlotte Amalie. Fascinating architecture, beautiful houses of worship and intriguing museums are just some of the things to discover while walking through its narrow streets. A climb up the town’s famous 99 Steps or a ride on the Tram will reward you with a spectacular view of the harbor. A multitude of activities and breathtaking views from such places as Mountain Top, Drake’s Seat and Paradise Point will make your stay even more memorable. Amaze yourself with St. Thomas’ natural wonders underwater at the island’s unique Coral World aquarium. Embark on a treasure hunt for one-of-a-kind pieces of art at Tillet Gardens. Discover limitless bargains on brand-name, quality merchandise whether you shop the historic streets of downtown or Havensight Mall. A $1,600 duty-free allowance for U.S. citizens makes shopping a must and with a selection of fine wine, jewelry, perfume, artwork, clothing, crafts and more, you’ll want to get something for everyone on your list - especially yourself!

The sports enthusiast can enjoy a myriad of adventures on land and sea. Active visitors and sun worshipers alike will flock to St. Thomas’ 40 beaches for sport fishing, yachting, boat racing, parasailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, jet skiing or sunbathing. Mariners will appreciate the massive charter yacht fleet on St. Thomas, where for the price of a hotel room you can experience a luxurious high-seas adventure complete with gourmet meals and beverages, water-sports equipment and more. Divers and snorkelers will love the crystal waters and abundant sea life.

The Westin Beach Resort & Spa at Frenchman's Reef

High atop of the sparkling Caribbean, The Westin Beach Resort and Spa at Frenchman's Reef has been re-imagined into a tropical paradise. Coral reefs that surround the island leaves an abundance of natural elements of richly colorful views that will make this location the perfect unique experience.

The Westin Beach Resort & Spa at Frenchman's Reef has eateries with options to delight everyone. Choose from family friendly American eats from Shorebird, enjoy coastal Mediterranean delights under picturesque moonlight over the ocean at Lunar Mar, or grab a poke bowl, sushi, and shashimi at the Asian-fusion restaurant Sugarfin.

Take a dip in one of three ocean view pools, or enjoy your time at the beach snorkeling or with relaxing water sports. Kids will enjoy the Scuba Club Adventure Center that offers active, engaging, and fun playtime with their peers. Be pampered in the Heavenly Spa by Westin offering a sanctuary of self-care and the latest in rejuvenating health treatments plus full salon services or stay on top of your routine in the Frenchman's Reef Fitness Center.

Local attractions like Tree Limin' Zipline, Skyride to Paradise point, Pirates Treasure Museum, discover shopping and sightseeing in Charlotte Amalie, and a visit to Coral World Ocean Park and Undersea Observatory are all amazing experience close to the Westin Beach Resort and Spa at Frenchman's Reef.

Guest rooms feature 1 King or 2 Queen beds (based on hotel availability), and amenities such as a private balcony, LED TV, safe, hair dryer,  robes, iron/board, and more.

The Westin Beach Resort & Spa at Frenchman's Reef is located about 5.3 miles from Cyril E King International Airport (STT). PARKING: Valet parking available for $35 daily. Parking fees subject to change without notice.

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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 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 Pediatric Emergency Medicine
St. Thomas, USVI
December 2-6, 2024

Monday, December 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Common Pediatric Fractures R.Jimenez
  0830 Pediatric Allergy and Anaphylaxis D.Goo
  0930 Break
  0945 Procedural Sedation in the ED C.Delgado
  1045 New Pediatric Ingestions R.Jimenez
  1145 Management of the Difficult Pediatric Asthmatic Child D.Goo
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, December 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pediatric Abdominal Pain D.Goo
  0830 Pediatric Cardiac Emergencies R.Jimenez
  0930 Break
  0945 Management of the Unstable Pediatric Trauma Patient D.Goo
  1045 Marine Envenomations R.Jimenez
  1145 Tricks of the Trade C.Delgado
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, December 4 - Day Open

     

Thursday, December 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pediatric Concussions C.Delgado
  0830 Challenging Cases in the Pediatric Emergency Department D.Goo
  0930 Break
  0945 Longevity in the Emergency Department C.Delgado
  1045 Pediatric Fever and the AAP Guidelines D.Goo
  1145 Pediatric GYN Emergencies R.Jimenez
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, December 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 “Itchy and Scratchy”: Common Pediatric Rashes R.Jimenez
  0830 Pediatric Seizure Management in the ED C.Delgado
  0930 Break
  0945 Pediatric Eye Emergencies R.Jimenez
  1045 Back Pain Evaluation in Children C.Delgado
  1145 Pediatric Visual Diagnosis D.Goo
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

2 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 10/16/23

FACULTY

Carlos Delgado, MD, FAAP
Director of Research
Pediatric Emergency Medical Associates
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Scottish Rite
Wellstar Healthcare System
Atlanta, Georgia
TC Thompson Children's Hospital
Chattanooga, Tennessee 

David Goo, MD
Envision Physician Services
Gwinnett Medical Center
Children’s Emergency Department
Atlanta, Georgia

Ricardo Jiménez, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Envision Physician Services
Medical Director Gwinnett Medical Center
Children’s Emergency Department
Atlanta, Georgia
Program Coordinator 

ACCREDITATION

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, www.theABA.org, 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 1044010; Expiration Date 12/06/24.

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.

COURSE DIRECTOR

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 October 3, 2024 to November 2, 2024. No refund after November 2, 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.

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