Las Vegas, Nevada

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Welcome to Vegas! A land of grandiose hotels, casino gaming, excitement, and luxury. If you can bet on it, you’ll find it here. Comedy and music legends, six resident Cirque du Soleil productions, classic Las Vegas show girl revues, and more are here for your pleasure. From elaborately themed clubs to the new wave of upscale “ultra lounges,” you can experience a variety of night spots. For the golf aficionado, the sixty-plus golf courses in Las Vegas, designed by top golf pros, have put Vegas on the map.

Popular courses include Topgolf Las Vegas, Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, Bali Hai Golf Club, TPC Las Vegas, and Royal Links Golf Club. If you want to unwind, Las Vegas offers the most luxurious and varied spa experiences and pools to be found anywhere. Qua Baths & Spa at Caesar’s Palace, Canyon Ranch SpaClub at the Venetian, The Spa & Salon at Aria—wherever you choose to relax, stress doesn’t stand a chance. Afterward, stop by the Bellagio for a superb Botanical Garden experience where radiant colors dance in creative flower displays that will captivate young and old.

Las Vegas has become one of the premium world-class shopping destinations in the country with specialty stores sporting Prada, Gucci, Dior, Chanel, Jimmy Choo and so much more. Budget-minded shoppers will delight in the outlet malls both north and south of downtown, easily accessed by bus. Trade dazzling city lights and crowds for the serenity of Red Rock Canyon. Break a sweat with scenic hiking across Moenkopi Loop, Calico Hills, Turtlehead Peak, and more. Keep eyes open for Triassic fossils, various desert flora and wildlife. Travelers can also venture out to see nearby Boulder City, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, or the Grand Canyon.

The Palms Casino Resort

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Palms Place Studios are located in the Palms Place Hotel and Spa Tower. These feel more like a home than a hotel. Comfortably removed from the non-stop action of the casino, each of the tower's suites is a study in elegance and relaxation. Palms Place Studios are approximately 615 square feet and feature (1 king bed plus 1 Queen sofa sleeper). Guests will enjoy the amenities of an upscale condo such as 9-foot ceilings, living room, imported hardwood and marble floors, two flat screen TVs, a state-of-the-art kitchen, Whirlpool bathtub, safe, iron/board, hair dryer and much more. Please note that the Palms Place is a slightly longer walk to the Palms meeting rooms.

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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
Las Vegas, Nevada
April 29 - May 2, 2019

Monday, April 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Consultant Jeopardy E.Katz  
  0830 I Got Something in My Eye! E.Katz  
  0930 Break
  0945 Overdoses of Blood Pressure Medications A.Vempati  
  1045 Oncology for the EP: the Old and the New E.Katz  
  1145 Symptomatic Hypertensive Patients A.Vempati  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, April 30

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Updates in Trauma M.Epter  
  0830 Neurological Emergencies You Can't Miss M.Epter  
  0930 Break
  0945 Big PE, Little PE A.Vempati  
  1045 AFib and Anticoagulants A.Vempati  
  1145 Lessons From the Business World: Money, Quality and Being You E.Katz  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Wednesday, May 1

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Sepsis: Good Care or CMS Nightmare? E.Katz  
  0830 ID Jeopardy E.Katz  
  0930 Break
  0945 Vertigo in the Elderly A.Vempati  
  1045 Updates in Neurology M.Epter  
  1145 You Can't Miss This! Injuries With Equivocal or Negative X-Rays M.Epter  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Thursday, May 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 I Just Passed Out: A Practical Approach to Syncope M.Epter  
  0830 Radiological Considerations in Special Populations M.Epter  
  0930 Break
  0945 EKG Changes in Drug Overdoses A.Vempati  
  1045 Abdominal Pain the Elderly A.Vempati  
  1145 The Most Important Pulse to Check: Your Own
M.Epter
 
  1245 Adjourn    
   

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  

FACULTY

Michael Epter, DO, FAAEM
Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency
Maricopa Integrated Health Systems
Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona

Eric D. Katz, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine
Maricopa Medical Center
Executive Chairman and Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus
Phoenix, Arizona
Program Coordinator

Amrita Vempati, MD
Associate Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency
Maricopa Integrated Health Systems
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus
Phoenix, Arizona

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.

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 #1037094; Expiration Date 5/2/2019.

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 28, 2019 to March 30, 2019. No refund after March 30, 2019; 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.