Telluride, Colorado

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Telluride is celebrated for its culture, heritage, and spectacular scenic beauty beyond its unrivaled recreational opportunities. Wander historic downtown Telluride and Mountain Village for a unique selection of shops. Pedestrian-friendly plazas in Mountain Village make shopping here a world-class activity. Telluride’s vibrant art community offers outstanding classes from a variety of disciplines from culinary, music, theater, painting, pottery, silversmithing, and more.

In the winter, world-class ski resorts boast powder-filled bowls to ski, snowboard, and enjoy awe-inspiring mountain views. Telluride offers more than 2,000 ski-able acres with over 125 trails to appeal to every skill level. The area is a sportsman’s paradise with great cross country skiing, heli-skiing, ice climbing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, dog sledding and ice skating.

Encompassing a diverse geographic region ranging from rugged mountain plateaus to arid ranching communities, San Miguel County is a rich combination of scenic beauty, colorful heritage, and modern development. Over 20 unique towns call San Miguel County home, as well as portions of the Uncompahgre National Forest and the recreational havens of Lizard Head and Mount Sneffels Wildernesses. Two scenic byways meander through the county: the San Juan Skyway and Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway.

Hotel Madeline Telluride

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Hotel Madeline offers Telluride accommodations that deliver the utmost in comfort, style and atmosphere. Each guest room at Hotel Madeline Telluride is designed with your comfort in mind. Superior King rooms are approximately 505 square feet; Deluxe 2 Queen rooms are approximately 527 square feet. Amenities in all rooms include 42” flat screen HDTV, iPod connection, alarm clock, complimentary Wi-Fi access, iron/board, laptop safe, coffee maker, bathrobes and slippers, deep soaking tub, and more. 
Resort Fee includes: Slopeside Ski Valet, fitness center, steam room, year–round heated swimming pool and hot tub, business center, 20 Below (kid’s hangout), and the Studio (Yoga and Pilates), as well as high-speed wireless internet, in–room coffee and teas, local and 800 number phone calls, nightly turndown service as requested, in–room mineral water replenished daily, iPad newspaper service, Mountain Village Dial–A–Ride transportation, round trip transfers from Telluride Airport (TEX), and Resort activities as available. Resort fee inclusions subject to change without notice.

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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.

Current Topics in Emergency Medicine
Telluride, Colorado
February 5-9, 2016

Monday, February 5

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0700 Sore Throats That Kill G.Hern  
  0800 ENT Bleeding G.Hern  
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Consultant Jeopardy E.Katz  
  1700 All Bleeding Stops Eventually J.Stowell  
  1800 Adjourn
1 Pharmacology

Tuesday, February 6

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 See One, Do One: Ultrasound-Guided Procedures J.Stowell  
  0800 Critical Care Ultrasound J.Stowell  
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Mandatory Sign In
  1600 The Business of Medicine: Money and Quality E.Katz  
  1700 So You've Been S(cr)ued G.Hern  
  1800 Adjourn
0.1 Pharmacology

Wednesday, February 7

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 The Sepsis Bundle: Good Care or CMS Nightmare? E.Katz  
  0800 Once Bitten: Common Envenomations J.Stowell  
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Myths Debunked G.Hern  
  1700 Narcotics and Others: The Changing Face of Pain Control G.Hern  
  1800 Adjourn
1.6 Pharmacology

Thursday, February 8

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies: When You and Your Patient Can't Breathe J.Stowell  
  0800 Below the Belt: Male GU Emergencies G.Hern  
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Rocks! An EBM Approach to Nephrolithiasis E.Katz  
  1700 An EP's Approach to the Kidney E.Katz  
  1800 Adjourn
1 Pharmacology

Friday, February 9

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 ID Jeopardy E.Katz  
  0800 Heme-Onc Emergencies E.Katz  
  0900 Break
  0915 My Eye! My Eye! J.Stowell  
  1015 Baby on Board: Obstetric Emergencies J.Stowell  
  1115 Adjourn
1.2 Pharmacology

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

4.9 Pharmacology Hours†



Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine,
Maricopa Integrated Health Systems
Executive Chairman and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Campus
Program Coordinator

H. Gene Hern, MD
Program Director, Quality and Patient Safety Fellowship
Alameda County Medical Center - Highland
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Jeffrey Stowell, MD
Associate Emergency Ultrasound Director
Fellowship Director, Emergency Ultrasound
Director, Advanced Practice Provider Program
Maricopa Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona


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 #1034374; Expiration Date 2/9/2018.

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 December 7, 2017 to January 6, 2018. No refund after January 6, 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.