LIVE Webinar Conference

Northwest Seminars presents Current Topics in Emergency Medicine, a live webinar.

This live web conference will be presented with the same quality speakers and topics as our on-site conferences.

This is a live online course and will not be available for viewing later.

See below for more details.


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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.


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. 


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.

Current Topics in Emergency Medicine
LIVE Webinar Conference
August 21-24, 2023

  All times in Pacific Time  

Monday, August 21

  0655 Login to Zoom and Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 Management of the Difficult Airway E.Laurin
  0800 Airway Cases: Tips and Tricks, Lessons Learned E.Laurin
  0900 Break
  0910 Clinical Peals in Resuscitation E.Laurin
  1010 Sepsis Care in 2023: More than Just the SEP1 Bundle G.Wardi
  1110 Break
  1120 Pulmonary Embolus in the ED: Old Foe, New Concepts G.Wardi
  1220 Adjourn

Tuesday, August 22

  0655 Login to Zoom and Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 Cardiac Arrest Do's and Don'ts G.Wardi
  0800 ED Management of Respiratory Failure: From High Flow to Ventilator Management G.Wardi
  0900 Break
  0910 Management of the Brain in the ED G.Wardi
  1010 Attitude Adjustment of Combative Patients E.Laurin
  1110 Break
  1120 Ultrasound Use in Unstable Patients E.Laurin
  1220 Adjourn

Wednesday, August 23

  0655 Login to Zoom and Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 Emergency Medicine at 29,035 Feet: High Altitude Medicine S.Mehta
  0800 Two for the Price of One: Trauma in Pregnancy S.Mehta
  0900 Break
  0910 The Bleeding Has to Stop Sometime: Hemorrhage Control in Trauma S.Mehta
  1010 HEENT Tricks of the Trade T.Sanson
  1110 Break
  1120 Effective Communication and Conflict Management Skills T.Sanson
  1220 Adjourn

Thursday, August 24

  0655 Login to Zoom and Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 A Stroke of Insight: CVA Management Updates 2023 A.Norse
  0800 Oh How Sweet: Glucose Emergencies A.Norse
  0900 Break
  0910 Eye Emergencies A.Norse
  1010 Top Practical Patient Safety Strategies T.Sanson
  1110 Break
  1120 Resilience in Medicine T.Sanson
  1220 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

3.6 Pharmacology Hours†

Rev. 12/2/22


Erik Laurin, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair for Education
Director, Emergency Airway Management Fellowship
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California Davis, School of Medicine
Sacramento, California

Sumeru Ghanshyam Mehta, MD, MPH
Staff Physician, Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians
Resident Liaison, Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Department of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences
Department of Military and Emergency Medicine
San Antonio, Texas

Ashley Booth Norse, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associate Chair of Emergency Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida

Tracy G. Sanson, MD, FACEP
Educator, Coach, Consultant
Founder TracySansonMD, LLC
Lutz, Florida

Gabriel Wardi, MD, MPH, FACEP
Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Diego Health System
San Diego, California


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,, 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 1042820; Expiration Date 08/24/2023.

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.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest Seminars, Pasco, Washington


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 will be announced in class.


We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 14 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWS/NWAS will not be responsible for any other liabilities you may incur.


No penalty for webinar cancellation received by August 7, 2023. $50 penalty for webinar cancellations received after August 7, 2023. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that do not log in 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.

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