Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands 

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Providenciales, often called Provo, is one of seven inhabited islands in the 40-island chain, Turks and Caicos, which forms the southeast tip of the Bahamas. This heavenly, 38 mile-long island set in crystal turquoise waters boasts a 14 mile-long white sand beach and provides spectacular scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities. Off the shore, an extensive barrier reef system subdues the power of the Atlantic while producing miles of shallow reefs, sloping and vertical mini-walls, and deep reefs.

Paralleling the coastline is one of the most exceptional walls in the Caribbean from steep cascading Plate Corals to dramatic Black Coral trees and delicate invertebrate structures cloaked in elaborate sponge formations. Beautiful tropical fish flow in schools across the reef; eagle rays, sharks, turtles, dolphins, and manta rays are seen with some regularity in these waters. These dive sites are pristine, many seeming to be untouched by man. However, there is one creature in these waters who seems to prefer the company of humans. Jojo the Dolphin regularly leaves his comrades at sea to join the swimmers in Grace Bay.

Is there anything for the non-diver? Aside from the unsurpassed opportunity to relax and enjoy the warmth of the sun, breathe the pure air, and walk the sugar beach, Provo hosts the only 18 hole golf course on Turks and Caicos. Windsurf, yacht, fish, play tennis, work out in a state-of-the-art fitness center, or bicycle. Take a drive, tour by scooter, or hop a chartered boat or flight to some of the uninhabited islands for beachcombing “par excellence,” or explore the artifacts and buildings of an old sisal and salt industry. Enjoy varied cuisine and meet new friends in a variety of nightclubs.

Beaches Resort and Spa

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Just over an hour from Miami, Beaches Resort and Spa is nestled amid groves of palms and tropical foliage that fronts a 12-mile stretch of pristine beach.

For everyone who has ever dreamed of getting away from it all and finding a tropical hideaway far removed from all the hustle, bustle, fuss and muss of modern life—Turks & Caicos is that rarest of discoveries, a true island escape.

Enjoy 6 pools, 3 with swim-up bars, dedicated toddler pool with huge Pirates Island Waterpark, 19 specialty restaurants, 15 bars serving unlimited premium drinks, supervised kids camp for kids of all ages, Xbox Play Lounge, Scratch DJ Academy, Liquid at Beaches Nightclub, Trench Town teens-only game room, scuba diving program, and the Red Lane® Caribbean Spa.

If you’re looking for the most comprehensive all-inclusive family vacation on a resort that offers every imaginable amenity and the Caribbean’s largest water theme park, Beaches Turks & Caicos is for you. Voted “Top 25 Hotels for Families in the World 2016” by Trip Advisor.

Book today as this location sells out months in advance every year!

All-inclusive package includes 7 nights accommodations (Saturday to Saturday), all hotel gratuities and taxes, hotel porterage, multiple a la carte dining options, complimentary welcome beverage, basic Wi-Fi Internet, anytime snacks, nightly entertainment, access to fitness center, unlimited premium brand alcohol, access to steam and sauna rooms (treatments are an additional cost), land and water sports including scuba diving included for certified divers, and roundtrip airport transfers in Turks & Caicos (transportation gratuities are an additional cost, suggested at $2/bag).

Please be aware:

The Beaches Resort and Spa is an all-inclusive resort. If you choose to stay elsewhere, you will be charged per person per day for entry into the resort, even if you are only attending the seminar.

Please see the cost below for a day pass at Beaches Turks & Caicos:

DAY PASS: 10am to 6pm
Adult: $520, Child: $180

EVENING PASS: 6pm to 2am
Adult: $540, Child: $180

FULL DAY PASS: 10am to 2am
Adult: $640, Child: $270

This is a firm resort policy. This fee is subject to change without notice at the discretion of resort management.

Email us at info@northwestseminars.com or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065

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
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
April 22-27, 2018

Sunday, April 22

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In *
  0755 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0800 Legal Issues in EM: What We Don't Want to Hear but Need to Know A.Jones  
  0900 Treatment of Iatrogenic Hemorrhage M.Courtney  
  1000 Break
  1015 Searching for an Aortic Dissection M.Courtney  
  1115 Head CT: What a Non-Radiologist Needs to Know A.Jones  
  1215 Adjourn
 

Monday, April 23

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In *
  0800 Cases That Raise My Heart Rate D.Diercks  
  0900 Vasopressors in the ED A.Jones  
  1000 Break
  1015 Drugs: What Is New and What to Do D.Diercks  
  1115 Management of the Ventilated Patient in the ED A.Jones  
  1215 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, April 24

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In *
  0800 DVT Management Controversies M.Courtney  
  0900 Electrolyte Emergencies A.Jones  
  1000 Break
  1015 Conquest or Controversy: Landmark Research M.Courtney  
  1115 Critically Ill Children: Management of Pediatric Shock A.Jones  
  1215 Adjourn
 

Wednesday, April 25 - Day Open

 

Thursday, April 26

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In *
  0800 Management of GI Bleeding D.Diercks  
  0900 Adult Community-Acquired PNA: Updates and Controversies M.Courtney  
  1000 Break
  1015 Management of ACS in the Era of High-Sensitivity Troponin D.Diercks  
  1115 Best Studies of the Year D.Diercks/M.Courtney  
  1215 Adjourn
 

Friday, April 27

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In *
  0800 Does the Patient Need a D-dimer: Risk Stratification and Management of PE M.Courtney  
  0900 Tropical Emergencies: Visual Diagnosis D.Diercks  
  1000 Break
  1015 Eye Emergencies D.Diercks  
  1115 Panel Discussion: ED Patient Flow - Different Solutions for Different Locations D.Diercks/M.Courtney  
  1215 Adjourn
*Please plan to eat breakfast before the meeting.
   

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 

FACULTY

D. Mark Courtney, MD, MSCI
Director of Research
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

Deborah B. Diercks, MD, MSc
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
Audre and Bernand Rapoport Distinguished Chair
in Clinical Care and Research
University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, Texas
Program Coordinator

Alan E. Jones, MD, FACEP
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi

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 #1034645; Expiration Date 4/27/18.

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.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Treasure Island, Florida 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 February 21, 2018 to March 23, 2018. No refund after March 23, 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: 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.