Las Vegas, Nevada

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This is the city that attracts more than 37.5 million visitors a year by offering the grandest hotels, the biggest stars in entertainment, the highest caliber of award-winning chefs and master sommeliers and, of course, the brightest lights. As for gaming, if you can bet on it, you’ll find it here.

Vegas is more than gambling, showgirls, and the crazy throngs of Freemont Street. Catch comedy and music headliners as well as fantastic acrobatic performances and master magicians. Take a walk down the famous Vegas Strip for premium shopping and dining options tailored by the biggest culinary names in the industry. Get thrills aboard the Stratosphere’s X-Scream roller coaster, take in a medieval jousting match at Excalibur, or ride a gondola through the Venetian. There’s no shortage of unique entertainment shared amongst the various venues and hotels.

And while Vegas offers many urban delights, nature has something special to share here as well. Red Rock Canyon offers scenic hiking and wildlife viewing either self-guided or coordinated with your own experience local tour guide. Next venture a bit further out to see Boulder City, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Grand Canyon, Valley of Fire State Park, and many other desert spectacles.

The Westin Las Vegas

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The Westin Las Vegas is a calm sanctuary amidst the bustle of Las Vegas, yet just one block from the famous Las Vegas “Strip,” offering you easy access to its dizzying array of casinos, dining for all tastes, and pulsing nightlife.

Refresh in the  comfortably heated, sparkling pool or unwind on the deck and enjoy the sunshine under cool water misters. This pool is open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year! The 10,000 square foot Hibiscus Spa features 14 soothing treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room, and comfortable locker room. Choose from many spa treatments and services to help you look your best and feel rested. Keep up with your fitness routine during your stay with access to state-of-the-art Lifestyle Fitness cardio machines, strength-training equipment, and free weights. The cardio machines have built-in cable televisions and some have iPod/MP3 docking stations.

When it's time to dine, Jake & Eli offers a whiskey-inspired restaurant that features a mix of mouth-watering comfort food classics, crave-worthy street foods, burgers and steaks. The menu is approachable and fun while featuring well-sourced beef and seasonally inspired Modern American fare. Jake & Eli Bar & Lounge offers an extensive selection of bourbon, specialty cocktails and crave-worthy reimagined classics that are sure to please your palate.Or, stop by the in-house Starbucks® to grab a quick breakfast on the go or a mid-afternoon coffee break. No matter when hunger strikes, you’ll find something to tempt you on the In-Room Dining Menu, with popular selections from the in-house restaurant, Jake & Eli. Or, stop by the in-house Starbucks® to grab a quick breakfast on the go or a mid-afternoon coffee break.

After an action-packed Vegas day, retreat to the comfort of newly renovated guest rooms featuring elegant, contemporary decor, one king or two double Heavenly® Bed (based on hotel availability), flat-screen TV, individual cup coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron/board, Heavenly® Bath and more. The Westin Las Vegas is located approximately 5 miles from McCarran International Airport (LAS).

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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 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: Emphasis on Trauma
Las Vegas, Nevada
March 19-22, 2018

Monday, March 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Is There a LYTE at the End of the Tunnel? Electrolyte Emergencies C.Pfennig-Bass  
  0830 Some Like It Hot: An Update on Heat Illness T. Slone  
  0930 Break
  0945 Two for One: Trauma During Pregnancy C.Pfennig-Bass  
  1045 When Can He Play Again, Doc? Concussion Update T.Slone  
  1145 Is There a Nail in My Eye? Update on Ocular Trauma T.Slone  
  1245 Adjourn 0.4 Pharmacology  
 

Tuesday, March 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Absolute Requisites in Airway Management K.High  
  0830 Immersion Injury: Pearls and Pitfalls K.High  
  0930 Break
  0945 Special K in the Bay: Trauma Pain Management T.Slone  
  1045 Wilderness Trauma I: Splints, Bones, and Wilderness Overtones T.Slone  
  1145 Wait! There's a Baby in There: Imaging of the Pregnant Patient C.Pfennig-Bass  
  1245 Adjourn 0.7 Pharmacology  
 

Wednesday, March 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Wilderness Trauma II: A Potpourri of Wilderness Medicine Topics T.Slone  
  0830 Emerging Trends in EMS K.High  
  0930 Break
  0945 Resuscitation of the Burn Patient: The First 30 Minutes K.High  
  1045 DKA and Hyperosmolar Syndrome: High-Yield Pearls and Pitfalls C.Pfennig-Bass  
  1145 Surgical Cricothyrotomy: The Old, the New, the Tried, the True K.High  
  1245 Adjourn 0.6 Pharmacology  
 

Thursday, March 22

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pitfalls in the Management of a Trauma Patient K.High  
  0830 Stress Me Out: Adrenal Emergencies C.Pfennig-Bass  
  0930 Break
  0945 Needle, Finger, or Tube: Decompression Dilemmas K.High  
  1045 Pediatric Trauma Potpourri C.Pfennig-Bass  
  1145 Is There a Doctor on the Plane? C.Pfennig-Bass  
  1245 Adjourn 0.9 Pharmacology  

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

2.6 Pharmacology Hours†

FACULTY

Kevin High, RN, MPH, MHPE
Trauma Resuscitation Manager
Senior Associate in Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Clinical Associate/Vanderbilt LifeFlight
Vanderbilt Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Camiron L. Pfennig-Bass, MD, MHPE
Department of Emergency Medicine, Greenville Health System
Emergency Medicine Residency Director
Clinical Associate Professor
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Greenville, South Carolina
Program Coordinator

Trevor Slone, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
University of South Carolina Greenville School of Medicine
Greenville Health System
Greenville, South Carolina

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 #1035421; Expiration date 3/22/18.

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, Austin, Texas 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 January 18, 2018 to February 17, 2018. No refund after February 17, 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.