Glacier National Park (Whitefish), Montana

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.

Glacier National Park Entry Fee: 7 day pass: $35 per vehicle (no per-person fee). Annual Pass: $70 Park entrance fees subject to change without notice.
https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/fees.htm

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

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 at Whitefish Lake  is located just 10 minutes away from Whitefish Mountain Resort via free shuttles, 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,  heated pools and relaxing hot tubs,  lakefront saunas, a private beach, full service spa, fitness center, boutique shopping, and much more. The Lodge at Whitefish Lake offer guests dining experiences ranging from the lakefront dining room for breakfast and dinner, the bar for lunch and casual dinner, and the Coffee Dock Cafe for grab & go items. Both Viking Creek Rooms and Lodge Studio Suites feature one king or two queen beds (based on hotel availability), soaking tub and walk-in shower, complimentary high-speed Internet access, fireplace, safe, coffee maker, mini-fridge, microwave, hairdryer, and iron/board and more.

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake is located approximately 20 minutes from Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) (15 minutes). Other gateway cities are Missoula, MT (MSO) 132 miles; Spokane, WA (GEG) 261 miles; Calgary, Alberta, Canada (YYC) 293 miles. The Lodge at Whitefish Lake provides transportation for guests traveling via Whitefish Amtrak depot and the Glacier Park International Airport. Please schedule with the hotel directly at least 24-hours in advance for timely service. The Lodge has an underground parking garage, Tesla charging station, alternative electric car charging station, and on-site parking for guests. Oversized vehicle and trailer parking can be accommodated only with advance request.

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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 emergency medicine 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 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. 

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
Glacier National Park (Whitefish), Montana
September 23-27, 2024

Monday, September 23

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Update on Drugs of Abuse F.LoVecchio
  0830 Dermatology for Non-Dermatologists C.Mitchell
  0930 Break
  0945 Envenomations, Snakes, Spiders F.LoVecchio
  1045 Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Pearls and Lessons Learned C.Mitchell
  1145 One Pill Can Kill aka Deadly Pediatric Poisonings F.LoVecchio
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, September 24

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 The Opioid-Free ED and Urgent Care F.LoVecchio
  0830 Regional Anesthesia in the ED and Primary Care C.Mitchell
  0930 Break
  0945 Toxicology Updates and Drug Interactions F.LoVecchio
  1045 Animal Bites G.Comp
  1145 Hypo / Hyperthermia and Management G.Comp
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, September 25 – Day Open

     

Thursday, September 26

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Empiric Antibiotics in the ED and Urgent Care F.LoVecchio
  0830 Drowning / Submersion Injury G.Comp
  0930 Break
  0945 What’s Wrong With My Heart Doc? Cardiac Critical Care Ultrasound C.Mitchell
  1045 Eye Exam Point-of-Care Ultrasound C.Mitchell
  1145 Dialysis Emergencies G.Comp
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, September 27

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 RUSH (Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension) Exam C.Mitchell
  0830 Freezing and Cold-Related Injuries G.Comp
  0930 Break
  0945 Undifferentiated Dyspnea C.Mitchell
  1045 Medical-Legal Lessons in Emergency Medicine F.LoVecchio
  1145 Review of HALO (High Acuity Low Occurrence) Procedures and Visualization G.Comp
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

5.3 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 5/1/23

FACULTY

 

Geoffrey B. Comp, DO, FAWM
Associate Program Director
Emergency Medicine Residency
Creighton University School of Medicine
Valleywise Health Medical Center (Phoenix)
Assistant Professor - University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix
Assistant Professor - Health Sciences Associated Faculty
Creighton University School of Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona

Carl E. Mitchell, MD
Director of Emergency Ultrasound
Maricopa Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus
Phoenix, Arizona

Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH
Professor, Research Scholar, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacology and Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Banner Poison Center
Valleywise Health, formerly Maricopa Medical Center
Medical Director of Clinical Research
College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona
Program Coordinator

ACCREDITATION

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, www.theABA.org, 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 1043472; Expiration Date 09/27/2024.

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.

COURSE DIRECTOR

Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, 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 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS/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 July 25, 2024 to August 24, 2024. No refund after August 24, 2024; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS/NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that are no-shows 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.

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

Travel at your own risk.

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