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Yosemite, California

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Yosemite embraces a spectacular tract of the Sierra Nevada, which was set aside as a national park in 1890. As the crown jewel of the National Park system, Yosemite has been an unforgettable scenic wonder and vacation destination for over one hundred years. Here you will find sheer walls of granite, numerous waterfalls, towering Sequoias, and a ceramic blue sky.

Yosemite Valley, about 3,000 feet deep and just a mile or two wide, is known for its landmark rock formations. Half Dome is perhaps the most recognized symbol of Yosemite, rising over 4,000 feet above the Valley floor. Most people agree that the vista views of the high country and Yosemite Valley, including Half Dome and three waterfalls, are the most spectacular in the park.

Yosemite is home to a variety of animals, though they’re not always easy to find. Find a quiet spot during early morning or early evening and you may catch a glimpse of wildlife in action, including bear, raccoon, coyote, and deer. With museums, historic buildings, and cemeteries, Yosemite National Park is rich in cultural history. Far from city lights, the dark night sky is kept bright by the countless stars.

Take your pick of over 150 activities such as hiking, horseback riding, wagon safari, jeep tours, fishing, swimming, painting, photography, mountain climbing, wall climbing, logging train rides, white water rafting, bird watching, shopping, spa treatments, panning for gold, or cross country, trail, and downhill mountain biking.

The park is approximately 1-1/2 hours from Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) and 3-1/2 to 4 hours from both Oakland International Airport (OAK) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Having a rental car is suggested to give you full access to all the park has to offer.

See http://www.nps.gov/yose/ for more ideas.

Tenaya Lodge

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Just a few minutes from the south entrance to the park, Tenaya Lodge offers a scenic and tranquil setting, delightful restaurants, and a top notch spa to massage away the aches and pains from a day of hiking the waterfalls, biking the trails, or rafting the river. The Lodge’s expert activities staff and Guest Experience Center can book you into a variety of alpine activities.

Each of the guest rooms has a mountain lodge feeling with luxurious down bedding, individual climate control, coffee maker, iron/board, hair dryer, cable TV, and safe. There are both indoor and outdoor pools as well as a fitness center. From the grand lobby to the graciously appointed guest rooms, you’ll find the best national park experience during your stay.

PARK ENTRY FEE:7 day pass: $30 per vehicle (no per-person fee). Annual Pass: $60. 
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/fees.htm
Park entrance fees subject to change without notice.

Email us at info@northwestseminars.com or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065

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
Yosemite, California
September 7-11, 2020

Monday, September 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome and Announcements NWS Staff  
  0730 Hidden Killers: Plain Film Findings You Can't Afford to Miss S.Mehta  
  0830 Novel Use of Bedside Ultrasound S.Mehta  
  0930 Break
  0945 Novel Drugs of Abuse: What Are These Kids Doing! V.Bebarta  
  1045 Uses of Tranexamic Acid in the ED R.Frolichstein  
  1145 What Is Old Is New Again: Measles, Mumps, Rubella R.Frolichstein  
  1245 Adjourn
1.9 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Tuesday, September 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Snakebites: What to Do and What Not to Do! V.Bebarta  
  0830 We Can do Better: Pain Management in the ED and Hospital V.Bebarta  
  0930 Break
  0945 Illness in the Returning Traveler R.Frolichstein  
  1045 Emergency Medicine at 29,035 Feet: High Altitude Medicine S.Mehta  
  1145 Two for the Price of One: Trauma in Pregnancy S.Mehta  
  1245 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Wednesday, September 9 - Day Open

Thursday, September 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Prescription Opioid Abuse: The Epidemic, the Solutions, and Your Role in It V.Bebarta  
  0830 One Pill, Sip, Taste, or Gulp Can Kill: Cases of Pediatric Toxicology V.Bebarta  
  0930 Break
  0945 Resilience in Emergency Medicine: Hard-Won Wisdom for Life and Becoming a Better Healthcare Provider S.Mehta  
  1045 All Bleeding Stops Sometimes: Hemorrhage Control in Trauma S.Mehta  
  1145 Hyperthermic Patient: Environmental or Toxicologic? R.Frolichstein  
  1245 Adjourn
2.8 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Friday, September 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Reflections on a Combat Sabbatical: Lessons Learned in War S.Mehta  
  0830 Myths in Emergency Medicine R.Frolichstein  
  0930 Break
  0945 Professionalism in Emergency Medicine R.Frolichstein  
  1045 Domestic Chemical Attack: Will It Happen, New Threats, and Novel Antidotes V.Bebarta  
  1145 Pesticides: What Kills You and What Won't V.Bebarta  
  1245 Adjourn
1.4 Pharmacology Hours
 
   

20 CME

20 CEC

7.6 Pharmacology Hours†

 

FACULTY

Vikhyat S. Bebarta, MD, FACEP, FACMT
Director, CU Anschutz Center for COMBAT Research
Director, TRIAD Research Colorado
Professor (tenured), Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology
Professor, Pharmacology
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
Colonel, USAF IMA, Senior Leader, Office of the Chief Scientist, 59MDW
Joint Base, San Antonio, Texas

Robert Anthony Frolichstein, MD, FAAEM
Staff Physician
Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians (GSEP)
President, Board of Directors, GSEP
Board of Directors, American Academy of Emergency Medicine
San Antonio, Texas

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

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 is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

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, Treasure Island, Florida 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 July 9, 2020 to August 8, 2020. No refund after August 8, 2020; 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 Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - 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.

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