Live Webinar - Program Replacement for Palm Beach, Aruba

Northwest Seminars presents Topics in Emergency Medicine, a live webinar replacement program, formerly scheduled to be held in Palm Beach, Aruba, December 7-11, 2020.

This live web conference will be presented with the same quality speakers and topics as our on-site conferences. We are pleased to offer a similar program schedule with only minor changes to the original agenda.

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

See below for more details.

Take advantage of special introductory tuition pricing of $650! (Daily rate of $175 per day.)

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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.

Topics in Emergency Medicine
Live Webinar
December 8-11, 2020

  All times in Pacific Time (PST)  

Tuesday, December 8

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWS Staff  
  0700 The Physical Exam Is Dead…or Is It? CT Imaging in the New World Order J.Casaletto  
  0800 ENT and Dental Updates: We Can Handle the Tooth J.Casaletto  
  0900 Break
  0915 Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes: Dislocations in the ED A.Norse  
  1015 High-Risk Emergency Medicine: Case Reviews A.Norse  
  1115 Quality Measures in Emergency Medicine A.Mehrotra  
  1215 Adjourn
0.5 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, December 9

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWS Staff  
  0700 Twenty Weeks? Forty Weeks? OB Emergencies A.Norse  
  0800 Unexpected Delivery: Is One Coming to an ED Near You? A.Norse  
  0900 Break
  0915 ALTO: Alternatives to Opioids A.Mehrotra  
  1015 Visual Diagnosis in the Young Child A.Norse  
  1115 Bump or Brain Injury: A Guide to Pediatric Head Injury J.Casaletto  
  1215 Adjourn
1.1 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, December 10

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWS Staff  
  0700 Stroke Update 2020 A.Mehrotra  
  0800 All Bleeding Stops: Anticoagulation Reversal A.Mehrotra  
  0900 Break
  0915 Atrial Fibrillation: Management Update 2020 J.Casaletto  
  1015 High-Risk EKGs: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly J.Casaletto  
  1115 Cardiac Fashion Wear: VADs, Vests and Ventricular Devices J.Casaletto  
  1215 Adjourn
2.2 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, December 11

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWS Staff  
  0700 The Difficult Airway: Case Reviews A.Norse  
  0800 Triple Threat: Allergy, Anaphylaxis and Angioedema A.Norse  
  0900 Break
  0915 Sepsis Update 2020 A.Mehrotra  
  1015 Psychpocalypse A.Mehrotra  
  1115 Hot Topics in Trauma 2020 J.Casaletto  
  1215 Adjourn
0.9 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CE

4.7 Pharmacology Hours†

Rev. 8/26/20


Jennifer J. Casaletto, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine
Adjunct Faculty Physician, Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine
Charlotte, North Carolina
Program Coordinator

Abhi Mehrotra, MD, MBA, FACEP
Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of North Carolina Department of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair, Strategic Initiatives and Operations
Medical Director, Hillsborough Campus ED
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Ashley Booth Norse, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associate Chair for Operations and
Medical Director for Emergency Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida


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 Anesthetists for 20 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1038610; Expiration Date 12/11/2020.

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.


Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Treasure Island, Florida and 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 on site due to local conditions 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 cancellations received 14 days or more of the event start date. $50 penalty for webinar cancellations received less than 14 days prior to the event start date. 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.


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.