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.

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 and Encore Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas 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 and Encore Las Vegas 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 and Encore Las Vegas. 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, separate water closet and terrycloth bathrobes and much more. The room is equipped with bedside touch-screen curtain, lighting, room service, and privacy controls.

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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 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
March 18-21, 2024

Monday, March 18

  0900 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0925 Welcome NWS Staff
  0930 State-of-the-Art Testing for Pulmonary Embolism: Who to Test and How M.Courtney
  1030 Trust Your Gut: High Acuity, Low Prevalence Disease of the GI Tract C.Danko
  1130 Break
  1145 Lower Respiratory Emergencies: Pneumonia and Beyond M.Courtney
  1245 ED Myths: Practice Patterns Based on Dogma That Are Not Supported by Evidence C.Danko
  1345 Management and Diagnosis Pitfalls and Saves: Case-Based Discussion M.Courtney / C.Danko
  1445 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, March 19

  0900 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0930 Difficult to Diagnose Neurologic Emergencies C.Danko
  1030 Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis: Who Goes Home - Who Needs Lysis M.Courtney
  1130 Break
  1145 Endocrine Emergencies You May Actually See Someday C.Danko
  1245 Sepsis Update: What Do I Need to Know to Provide Guideline-Based Care? M.Courtney
  1345 Best Articles of the Past Year(ish) M.Courtney / C.Danko
  1445 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, March 20

  0900 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0930 Risk Stratification and Imaging in Potential Acute Coronary Syndrome D.Diercks
  1030 Pediatric Emergencies: Rashes and Trauma D.Diercks
  1130 Break
  1145 Aortic Dissection: Finding the Needle in the Haystack M.Courtney
  1245 Updates in Stroke Management D.Diercks
  1345 Ocular Emergencies D.Diercks
  1445 Adjourn
     

Thursday, March 21

  0900 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0930 Obstetric Emergencies D.Diercks
  1030 Ways to Enhance Your Wellbeing and Insulate Against the Heat of Burnout in Medicine M.Courtney
  1130 Break
  1145 Atrial Dysrhythmias in the ED D.Diercks
  1245 Pearls and Pitfalls of GI Bleeds: From Detection to Prognosis to Life-Saving Treatment C.Danko
  1345 Current and Future State of U.S. Emergency Care: Critical Trends You Need to Know M.Courtney / D.Diercks
  1445 Adjourn  
 

20 CME

20 CE

2.3 Pharmacology Hours†

 
  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  
Rev. 1/25/24

FACULTY

 

D. Mark Courtney, MD, MSc
Professor
Executive Vice Chair, Academic Affairs
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Program Coordinator

Colin Danko, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, Texas

Deborah Diercks, MD, MSc
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
Audre and Bernand Rapoport Distinguished Chair in Clinical Care and Research
University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, Texas

ACCREDITATION

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars 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: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

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; AANA approval number 1043614; Expiration Date 03/21/2024.

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), 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).

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

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 January 18, 2024 to February 17, 2024. No refund after February 17, 2024; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS/NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that are no-shows for the program.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.

You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. 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.

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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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