Locations

Las Vegas, Nevada

Vegas has always been known for big casino gambling, showgirls, and the crazed throngs of Fremont Street. But 37.5 million visitors a year continue to discover Vegas' true talent in offering the biggest stars in entertainment, award-winning restaurants featuring culinary celebrities and master sommeliers, and a wide array of luxurious shopping opportunities without ever leaving the Vegas Strip.

Buy a day pass to ride the hop-on-hop-off busses with stops at all the major hotels and attractions all the way to the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. Wherever you go, there’s no shortage of unique attractions offered by Vegas' famous venues and hotels. Get same-day tickets to Blue Man Group, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Cirque du Soleil, and other entertainment headliners from music, magic, comedy, and more. For extreme thrills, jump aboard the X-Scream roller coaster at the Stratosphere or New York New York's Big Apple Coaster.

Get a bird's eye view of Vegas from atop the High Roller ferris wheel at the LINQ Hotel. Have dinner and a grand show of medieval jousting at Excalibur, or take a relaxing ride on a gondola through the Venetian hotel. End your night with dancing and drinks at one of several popular nightclubs along the Strip. If you need a break from the hustle, consider a day trip outside of Las Vegas to nearby Red Rock Canyon, Boulder City, the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Grand Canyon, and Valley of Fire State Park.

Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

A bright, elegant style and an exceptional level of service are just two of the reasons why Encore at Wynn Las Vegas was named the best hotel in Las Vegas in Condé Nast Traveler magazine's 29th Annual Readers' Choice Awards. Wynn Las Vegas and Encore are home to several experiences that promise to delight and entertain everyone that encounters them. From large production shows and spellbinding displays, to live music and once-in-a-lifetime chances at adventure, the opportunities abound for memories to be made that will last forever.

Wynn and Encore can boast the most celebrated nightlife and day life experiences in Las Vegas. Unique clubs feature the hottest entertainment, cutting edge technology and the most luxurious spaces creating the ultimate party destination. World-renowned performers, celebrities and party-goers alike clamor to be part of the action at XS and Encore Beach Club. In addition, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore have gathered the finest international chefs to create some of the finest dining in the world. From fine to casual dining, vegan and healthy eating options there is something to please any palate. There are also a number of resort bars and lounges to choose from, each offering unique scenery, menus and entertainment. Whether it be shopping, relaxing or working out, we promise you've never experienced anything like Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. With two Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award-winning spas, unique salons, luxury retail boutiques, exquisite ultra-luxe resort pools and a team of concierges to assist with your every need, you'll be sure to find all you are looking for within this resort.

The 745 square-foot Encore Resort Room offers one king or two queen pillow-top Wynn Dream Beds with overstuffed pillows and shams (based on hotel availability), and floor-to-ceiling windows. The living room offers a 55” HDTV on a swivel to be enjoyed from the bedroom or living room, an elegant sofa and a minibar. The bathroom features an oversized marble tub, separate glass-enclosed shower, dual sinks, 13" LCD TV, separate water closet and terrycloth bathrobes and much more. The room is equipped with bedside touch-screen curtain, lighting, room service, and privacy controls.

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 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
Las Vegas, Nevada
September 12-15, 2022

Monday, September 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine: How Can I Maximize the Care I Provide? J.Holmes  
  0830 Burn, Baby, Burn: Fever in Infants Under Six Months D.Wallin  
  0930 Break
  0945 Rational Testing in Chest Pain: Accepting Myth and the Risk of Zero S.Bird  
  1045 Evaluation of the Minor Trauma Patient: When to Test and When to Clear J.Holmes  
  1145 Dangerous Drug-Drug Interactions S.Bird  
  1245 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Tuesday, September 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Head Trauma: Current Evaluation and Treatment for Children and Adults J.Holmes  
  0830 Lil' Boy Blue: Pediatric Shortness of Breath D.Wallin  
  0930 Break
  0945 Quit Your Bellyachin': Pediatric Abdominal Emergencies D.Wallin  
  1045 Pediatric Trauma: Children Are Still Not Little Adults J.Holmes  
  1145 Panel Discussion: Pediatric Controversies / Cases J.Holmes / D.Wallin  
  1245 Adjourn
1.4 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Wednesday, September 14

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Sweet Dreams Are Made of These: ED Procedural Sedation D.Wallin  
  0830 New Drugs of Abuse and Testing Conundrums S.Bird  
  0930 Break
  0945 Rash Rage for All Ages: Rashes That You Can't Miss D.Wallin  
  1045 Hidden in Plain Sight: Easy to Miss Tox Cases S.Bird  
  1145 Anticoagulation Reversal: Warfarin and Direct Oral Anticoagulants J.Holmes  
  1215 ED Clearance of the Psychiatric Patients J.Holmes  
  1245 Adjourn
2.6 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Thursday, September 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Opiates in the ED: From Overdose to Pain Control to Proper Prescribing S.Bird  
  0830 BRUE-ha-ha: Baby BRUEs (Brief Resolved Unexplained Event) Made Simple D.Wallin  
  0930 Break
  0945 First Take Care of Yourself: Clinician Wellness and Resiliency S.Bird  
  1045 Medical-Legal Issues in the Emergency Department J.Holmes  
  1145 Panel Discussion: Current Controversies and Good Living in EM S.Bird / J.Holmes / D.Wallin  
  1245 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours
 
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

7 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/5/21

FACULTY

Steven Bird, MD, FACEP, FACMT
Chief Experience Officer (CXO)
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medicine School
Worcester, Massachusetts

James F. Holmes, MD, MPH
Professor and Executive Vice Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Sacramento, California
Program Coordinator

Dina Wallin, MD, FACEP, FAAP
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Director of EM Residency Didactics
Assistant Medical Director of PEM, SFGH
San Francisco, California

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 American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1041176; Expiration Date 9/15/2022.

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 July 14, 2021 to August 13, 2021. No refund after August 13, 2021; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS 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 Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@goingplacestravel.net

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.

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