Whitefish, Montana

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Whitefish is one of the most scenic and breathtaking areas in America. Surrounded on three sides by picturesque mountain peaks, this alpine village offers gondola rides, hiking, horseback riding, chuckwagon dinners, and music festivals in the outdoor amphitheater. Whitefish still retains the warm, friendly charm of its bygone railroading days.

With its covered sidewalk main street leading to the cultural arts center, historic depot museum, and public library, this quaint, picturesque western town offers visitors a change from the fast-paced hustle and bustle of urban life. Central Avenue is filled with a variety of quality restaurants, shopping, and night life.

Just a short drive away you’ll find the real treasure of this area, Glacier National Park’s pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, and stories of Native Americans. Drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road, participate in a ranger-led talk or walk, or investigate the Discovery Cabin in Apgar Village. Take a cruise to learn about geology and park history or take a guided Horseback trip.

While a visit to Glacier can take days or weeks to see everything, there are many other places nearby that offer a host of different and interesting vacation options. One sight worth seeing is Glacier’s sister park across the International Border, Waterton Lakes National Park. The other half of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Waterton Lakes offers great hiking, scenic cruises, and scenic drives. If that is still not enough to keep you busy, there is also fly fishing, helicopter tours, golf, hot air ballooning, theater, museums, whitewater rafting, alpine slides, canopy tours, mountain biking, and more.

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

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Inspired by the grand lodges of the past and surrounded by mountains with the pristine waters of Whitefish Lake at it’s backdoor. The Lodge is only minutes from downtown galleries and shops of Whitefish and less than a 30-minute drive to the scenic wonders of Glacier National Park. The Lodge offers all the amenities of a full-service resort including complimentary valet parking and shuttle service to boat and personal watercraft rentals, a private beach, and relaxing spa treatments.

Both Viking Creek Rooms and Lodge Suites feature one king or two queen beds (based on availability), soaking tub and walk-in shower, complimentary high-speed Internet access, fireplace, safe, coffee maker, mini-fridge, hairdryer, and iron/board.

Viking Creek Rooms also include a microwave.

The Lodge’s central location makes it easy to reach Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) (15 minutes) and is only minutes from the Whitefish Depot, served daily by Amtrak. Other gateway cities are Missoula, MT (MSO) 132 miles; Spokane, WA (GEG) 261 miles; Calgary, Alberta, Canada (YYC) 293 miles.

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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 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 evidenced 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.

Current Topics in Emergency Medicine
Whitefish, Montana
(Glacier National Park)
August 13-17, 2018

Monday, August 13

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0750 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0800 Hidden Killers: Plain Film Findings You Can't Afford to Miss S.Mehta  
  0900 Emergency Medicine at 29,035 ft: High Altitude Medicine S.Mehta  
  1000 Break
  1015 Emergency GI Controversies S.Rezaie  
  1115 Treatment of Submassive PE: Full Dose, Half Dose, or No Dose Lytics S.Rezaie  
  1215 Morbidity and Mortality: Life-Threatening Mimics of Mechanical Low Back Pain J.Williams  
  1315 Adjourn
0.6 Pharmacology
 
 

Tuesday, August 14

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 Morbidity and Mortality: CNS Emergencies J.Williams  
  0900 Morbidity and Mortality: Infectious Disease Emergencies J.Williams  
  1000 Break
  1015 Resuscitation Sequence Intubation S.Rezaie  
  1115 Novel Use of Bedside Ultrasound S.Mehta  
  1215 Two for the Price of One: Trauma in Pregnancy S.Mehta  
  1315 Adjourn
1 Pharmacology
 
 

Wednesday, August 15 - Day Open

 

Thursday, August 16

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 Conquering the World of Medical Education With FOAMed S.Rezaie  
  0900 All Bleeding Stops Sometimes: Hemorrhage Control in Trauma S.Mehta  
  1015 The Zebras: Unique Presentations and Stranger Diagnoses S.Mehta  
  1115 Emergent Evaluation and Treatment of Acute Delirium J.Williams  
  1215 Emergent Evaluation and Treatment of the Acute Red Eye J.Williams  
  1315 Adjourn 1.6 Pharmacology  
 

Friday, August 17

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 Reflections on a Combat Sabbatical: Lessons Learned in War S.Mehta  
  0900 Morbidity and Mortality: Deadly Endocrinologic Disorders J.Williams  
  1000 Break
  1015 Morbidity and Mortality: The Calm, Confused Patient J.Williams  
  1115 Beyond ACLS S.Rezaie  
  1215 DKA Myths S.Rezaie  
  1315 Adjourn 0.8 Pharmacology  
   

20 CME I

20 CEC

4 Pharmacology Hours†

 

FACULTY

Sumeru Ghanshyam Mehta, MD
Staff Physician, Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians
Board of Directors, Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Military and Emergency Medicine
San Antonio, Texas

Salim R. Rezaie, MD
Staff Physician, Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians
Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine
Creator/Founder of REBEL EM (www.rebelem.com)
Co-Creator/Founder of The Teaching Institute (www.flippingmeded.com)
San Antonio, Texas

Justin Barrett Williams, MD, FACEP
Assistant Clinical Professor, Surgery and Emergency Medicine
Interim Chief, Division of Emergency Medicine
Department of Surgery
University of Texas School of Medicine San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

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.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 20.00 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

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 AANA for 20 CEC; AANA Code #1035412; Expiration date 8/17/18.

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: 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

To Be Announced

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Austin, Texas and 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 30 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. 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 June 14, 2018 to July 14, 2018. No refund after July 14, 2018; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS 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 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.

Please note that children and non-registered guests are not allowed to attend the lectures. The concierge can provide you with childcare information.

We have a block of rooms for seminar participants. Once this block is sold, rooms are based upon availability only and may be at a higher rate. Rooms are available only through us 1 (800) 222-6927.

Travel at your own risk.

Airfare available through Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com

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.