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. 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.

Topics in Emergency Medicine
Whitefish, Montana (Glacier National Park)
August 12-16, 2019

Monday, August 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign-in - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 World's Deadliest Creatures S.Bird  
  0830 Lessons From a Decade of Global Health Initiatives C.Courtney  
  0930 Break
  0945 PE and DVT Testing: Increasing Your Efficiency and Safety M.Courtney  
  1045 Common Pediatric Orthopedic Emergencies: Diagnosis, Management, and Disposition C.Courtney  
  1145 Aortic Dissection: Finding the Needle in the Haystack M.Courtney  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, August 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign-in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Accepting Risk and the Myth of Zero: Rational Testing for Chest Pain S.Bird  
  0830 First Take Care of Yourself: Clinician Wellness and Resiliency S.Bird  
  0930 Break
  0945 Controversy or Cutting Edge: Treatment of PE and DVT Beyond Heparin M.Courtney  
  1045 Adult Orthopedic Cases: How to Manage Like a Pro C.Courtney  
  1145 Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Treatment of Pneumonia M.Courtney  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Wednesday, August 14 - Day Open

 

Thursday, August 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign-in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Sepsis Care in 2019: What Do I Need to Know for My Patients and Guideline Compliance? M.Courtney  
  0830 Pattern Recognition and Visual Toxicology S.Bird  
  0930 Break
  0945 Dangerous Drug-Drug Interactions S.Bird  
  1045 Preparing for ED Disaster Response: Lessons From Las Vegas C.Courtney  
  1145 Difficult Emergency Case Management Decisions With Q&A M.Courtney / C.Courtney / S.Bird  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Friday, August 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign-in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pediatric Respiratory Disasters: A Case-Based Review C.Courtney  
  0830 Drugs of Abuse and Conundrums of Testing S.Bird  
  0930 Break
  0945 Optimizing the Physician-Midlevel Relationship in Emergency Care C.Courtney  
  1045 Treatment and Reversal of Anticoagulation-Related Bleeding: Who, When, and How M.Courtney  
  1145 Top Six Recent Articles That Have Changed Practice M.Courtney / C.Courtney / S.Bird  
  1245 Adjourn    
   

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
*Separate schedule and tuition applies
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Steve Bird, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Massachusetts
Worchester, Massachusetts

Chris Courtney, MD
Teaching Faculty, Honor Health Scottsdale, Department of Emergency Medicine
Adjunct Faculty, Maricopa Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency
Director of Human Resources, Scottsdale Emergency Associates
Co-Founder and President, Nothing to Lose Foundation
Scottsdale, Arizona

D. Mark Courtney, MD, MSCI
Director of Research
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
Program Coordinator

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.

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 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1036893; Expiration Date 8/16/2018.

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.

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 13, 2019 to July 13, 2019. No refund after July 13, 2019; 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.