Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

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.

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

Just two hours 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.

Experience a one-of-a-kind, unbelievably exciting Beaches all-inclusive Turks & Caicos vacation for the whole family! This amazing resort features a 45,000 square-foot waterpark, 21 gourmet restaurants, a 12-mile beach lapped by clear turquoise waters, and 10 impressive pools. There are endless fun activities for everyone from tots to tweens and teens, featuring Sesame Street® characters, an Xbox Play Lounge and a sizzlin' teen disco—all located on Grace Bay, voted 2020's World’s #1 Best Beach by TripAdvisor Travelers.

Pamper yourself with a soul-and body-renewing treatment at the heavenly Red Lane® Spa. Surrender to the sunshine in your chaise lounge drawn right up to the Caribbean Sea or be active. Every water sport imaginable is included along with top-of-the-line equipment and professional instruction. Beaches includes a full range of water sports like kayaks, windsurfing, hydrobikes, PADI® Certified scuba driving*, snorkeling, Hobie Cats, paddles boards, and much more. Splash, swim and sip the day away with new friends at a sparkling swim-up pool bar. For kids and kids at heart, Pirates Island Waterpark at Beaches Turks & Caicos is a fantasy world filled with gigantic waterslides, kid-friendly pools and swim-up soda bars. There are also water cannons, whirlpools and lazy river journeys, as well as the SurfStream® Surf Simulator. From the sands to the courts, Beaches includes unlimited land sports so there are no limits to what you can play. And don't forget about the numerous entertainment and nightlife options providing fun for all ages! Have the time of your life at Beaches and experience your very own playground in the heart of the gorgeous tropics.

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

Legendary All-inclusive Concept includes 7 nights accommodations (Sat-Sat), all hotel gratuities and taxes, hotel porterage, unlimited 5-Star Global Gourmet, complimentary welcome beverage, unlimited premium brand spirits, basic Wi-Fi Internet, nightly entertainment, access to the fitness center, 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: $370, Child: $180

FULL DAY PASS: 10am to 12am
Adult: $700, Child: $180

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

For important information and COVID-19 requirements for travel to Turks & Caicos, visit:
https://www.visittci.com/travel-info/turks-and-caicos-coronavirus-covid-19

*Please note: Scuba diving at the resort is geared toward the novice and is offered in the mornings which conflicts with scheduled meeting times.

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 Emergency Medicine: Trauma
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
October 29 - November 3, 2023

Sunday, October 29

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0755 Welcome NWS Staff
  0800 A Stands for Airway: Challenges in Airway Management in the Trauma Patient R.Shih
  0900 Stop the Bleeding! Traumatic Hemorrhage and Massive Transfusion Protocol R.Shih
  1000 Break
  1015 Challenges in Resuscitation H.Bailey
  1115 Blast Injury and the Mass Casualty Event E.Bruno
  1215 Adjourn
     

Monday, October 30

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0800 "My Belly Hurts": Abdominal Injury and Management E.Bruno
  0900 Identification and Management of Common Orthopedic Injuries E.Bruno
  1000 Break
  1015 "I'm Having Chest Pain": Thoracic Injury and Management H.Bailey
  1115 The Grey Tsunami: Trauma in the Geriatric Patient H.Bailey
  1215 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, October 31 - Day Open

     

Wednesday, November 1

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0800 Pediatric Trauma: Kids Are Not Just Little Adults H.Bailey
  0900 Trauma From Drowning: How to Keep Your Head Above Water H.Bailey
  1000 Break
  1015 Dazed and Confused: Minor Head Injury Management R.Shih
  1115 Spinal Cord Injury: A Pain in the Neck R.Shih
  1215 Adjourn
     

Thursday, November 2

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0800 Envenomations: "I Just Got Bit by What?" R.Shih
  0900 The Highs and Lows of Altitude-Related Illness R.Shih
  1000 Break
  1015 Traumatic Brain Injury E.Bruno
  1115 Field-Based Medicine: Care on the Athletic Sidelines E.Bruno
  1215 Adjourn
     

Friday, November 3

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0800 Injuries From Extremes in Temperature E.Bruno
  0900 Delayed Trauma Presentations: Clues Not to Miss E.Bruno
  1000 Break
  1015 Two Patients in One: Trauma in the Pregnant Patient H.Bailey
  1115 The Agitated Trauma Patient R.Shih
  1215 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
*Please plan to eat breakfast before the meeting.
Rev. 3/2/22

FACULTY

Heatherlee Bailey, MD, FAAEM, FCCM
Past President, Society of Critical Care Medicine
Faculty - Department of Emergency Medicine
Durham VA Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
Program Coordinator

Eric C. Bruno, MD, AAEM
Associate Program Director - Emergency Medicine
University of Tennessee - Nashville/Murfreesboro
Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford and Midtown
Nashville, Tennessee

Richard D. Shih, MD
Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science
Department of Integrated Medical Science
Division of Emergency Medicine
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida

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 20 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 is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

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), 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.

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 August 30, 2023 to September 29, 2023. No refund after September 29, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another 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 NWAS including net hotel*, net cruise and tuition booked through NWAS (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 NWAS! 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.

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.