Live Webinar - Program Replacement for Maui, Hawaii

Northwest Seminars presents Topics in Emergency Medicine, a live webinar replacement program, formerly scheduled to be held in Maui, Hawaii, October 12-15, 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.)

Hurry! Registration ends for each day's lectures at 5 pm PST the night prior to the event. Click here to register.

Email us at or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065


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
October 12-15, 2020

  All times in PST  

Monday, October 12

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWS Staff  
  0700 Lytes On, Lytes Off C.Pfennig-Bass  
  0800 A Different Kind of TWOfer: Trauma in Pregnancy C.Pfennig-Bass  
  0900 Break
  0910 Sore Throats That Kill and Other Nightmare ENT Emergencies T.Sanson  
  1010 Violence in the Medical Setting T.Sanson  
  1110 Break
  1120 Are We Ready? Healthcare Systems Preparedness S.Sasser  
  1220 Adjourn
0.6 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, October 13

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWS Staff  
  0700 Joints That Aren't Jammed Up: Nontraumatic Causes of Joint Pain S.Sasser  
  0800 Everyday EMTALA S.Sasser  
  0900 Break
  0910 Generational Synergy in the Workplace T.Sanson  
  1010 Patient Safety: Practical Strategies T.Sanson  
  1110 Break
  1120 Combative, Convulsing, Agitated Patient T.Sanson  
  1220 Adjourn
0.5 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, October 14

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWS Staff  
  0700 Under the MACRA Microscope: Where's the Merit and Value in MIPS / VBP? S.Sasser  
  0800 Management of Blast-Related Injuries S.Sasser  
  0900 Break
  0910 Cancer Conundrums: Oncologic Emergencies in the ED S.Sasser  
  1010 Stress Me Out: Adrenal Emergencies C.Pfennig-Bass  
  1110 Break
  1120 IDK: IBD and Other Abdominal Nightmares C.Pfennig-Bass  
  1220 Adjourn
0.5 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, October 15

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWS Staff  
  0700 Trauma at Both Ends of the Spectrum: The Extremes of Age C.Pfennig-Bass  
  0800 Papules, Purpura, Petechiae, Oh My! C.Pfennig-Bass  
  0900 Break
  0910 Wait, There Is a Baby Inside: Imaging in Pregnancy C.Pfennig-Bass  
  1010 ENT Tricks of the Trade T.Sanson  
  1110 Break
  1120 Resilience: Your Responsibility T.Sanson  
  1220 Adjourn
0.6 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CE

2.2 Pharmacology Hours†

Rev. 10/2/20


Camiron Pfennig-Bass, MD, MHPE, FACEP, FAAEM
Department of Emergency Medicine, Prisma Health
Emergency Medicine Residency Director
Associate Professor
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Clemson University School of Health Research
Greenville, South Carolina
Program Coordinator

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

Scott M. Sasser, MD, FACEP
President, Prisma Health Medical Group
Professor, Emergency Medicine
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Greenville, South Carolina


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 1038428; Expiration Date 10/16/2020.

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.