Las Vegas, Nevada

Welcome to Vegas! A land of grandiose hotels, casino gaming, excitement, and luxury. 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. Las Vegas has also become one of the premium world-class shopping destinations in the country with specialty stores sporting Prada, Gucci, Dior, Chanel, and so much more.

Magicians, acrobats, comedians, and music headliners—Vegas has every entertainment you can imagine. Shop your way up and down the Strip with outlet malls, chain retailers, luxury shops, and wacky novelties galore. Top off your night with dancing and drinks at one of several popular nightclubs along the Strip. Beyond Vegas’ glittering lights are natural sights waiting to be explored. Take a day trip to Boulder City, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Grand Canyon, Valley of Fire State Park, and many other desert spectacles.

Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Resorts holds more Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world. Whether you're anticipating your first visit to Wynn Las Vegas, or you're planning a regular trip to your home away from home, there's always something new to discover at this resort. Choose to include a one-of-a-kind experience during your visit to turn your moments here into unforgettable memories. Whether it be shopping, relaxing or working out, we're sure you've never done it like this. With two Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spas, unique salons, luxury shopping, exquisite resort pools and a team of concierges to assist with your every need, you'll find all you are looking for within the resort. Creating moments of excitement, discovery and wonder for guests is the heart of every project and conception at Wynn Las Vegas. 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 Las Vegas is known for the finest in dining, shopping and entertainment. From fine to casual dining, vegan and healthy eating options offer 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. Discover for yourself why Wynn Las Vegas was named the best hotel in Las Vegas in Condé Nast Traveler magazine's 30th Annual Reader's Choice Awards. Wynn Resort rooms are 640 square feet and offer a bright, modern design bathed in warm light and accented with luxurious furnishings. Wynn Resort rooms features one king or two double pillow-top Wynn Dream Beds (based on hotel availability) with 507 thread-count linens and overstuffed pillows and shams, floor-to-ceiling windows, elegant furnishings, 55" 4K UHD television, bedside mobile phone charging outlets and touch-screen curtain, lighting, room service, and privacy controls. The bathroom features an oversized marble bath, separate shower and water closet, and a plush, terrycloth bathrobes for your comfort.

The hotel is located approximately 3.5 miles from the Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) - formerly known as McCarren International Airport. Valet parking is subject to a fee. Self-parking is complimentary for hotel guests.

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 25-28, 2023

Monday, September 25

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Acute Sickle Cell Pain-Related Emergencies: 'It's Not Just Pain Management' H.Severance
  0830 Toxicology Basics D.Quan
  0930 Break
  0945 Lytes On, Lytes Off: Electrolyte Emergencies C.Pfennig
  1045 A Different Type of 'TWOfer': Trauma in Pregnancy C.Pfennig
  1145 When Chronic Wounds Present Acutely H.Severance
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, September 26

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Life-Threatening Soft Tissue Infections Part I H.Severance
  0830 Life-Threatening Soft Tissue Infections Part II H.Severance
  0930 Break
  0945 Pediatric Toxicology D.Quan
  1045 'Half-Baked': Emergencies in the First 20 Weeks C.Pfennig
  1145 Wait, There's a Baby in There: Imaging in Pregnancy C.Pfennig
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, September 27

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Cardiac Drug Toxicity D.Quan
  0830 North American Bites and Stings D.Quan
  0930 Break
  0945 'Papules, Petechia, Purpura - Oh My': Dermatologic Emergencies C.Pfennig
  1045 Care of the Transgender Patient C.Pfennig
  1145 Expanding Your Options: Satisfaction and Longevity in (or Outside) Clinical Practice H.Severance
  1245 Adjourn
     

Thursday, September 28

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Extremes of Trauma: Management of Pediatric and Geriatric Trauma C.Pfennig
  0830 Glands Gone Bad: Adrenal Gland Emergencies C.Pfennig
  0930 Break
  0945 Withdrawal Syndromes D.Quan
  1045 Sedation Techniques D.Quan
  1145 Tale of the ER H.Severance
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/28/22

FACULTY

Camiron L. Pfennig, MD, MHPE
Emergency Medicine Residency Director
Department of Emergency Medicine, Prisma Health - Upstate
Professor
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Clemson University School of Health Research
Clemson, South Carolina

Dan Quan, DO, FAAEM, FACEP, FACMT
Director, Toxicology Consultation Service - Department of Emergency Medicine, Valleywise Health
Medical Toxicologist - Toxicology Consultants of Arizona
Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine - University of Arizona College of Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine - Creighton University School of Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona

Harry W. Severance, MD, FACEP
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
Member, Board of Directors
Duke University Collaborative Cardiovascular Society and Research Network (DUCCS)
Duke Health
Attending Physician
Division of Hyperbaric Medicine / Department of Emergency Medicine
HBO / Wound Care Center
Erlanger Baroness Medical Center / Erlanger Health System
Consultant / Peer Reviewer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Program Coordinator

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 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 July 27, 2023 to August 26, 2023. No refund after August 26, 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.