Zion National Park (Springdale), Utah

Although it is a tiny town of about 500 people, Springdale hosts thousands of visitors every year. Located just outside beautiful Zion National Park, Springdale is the gateway to everything the park has to offer: rugged bike trails, challenging hikes, brilliant wildlife and breathtaking vistas. Go rappelling and rock-climbing along the steep sandstone formations that encompass this beautiful region, or jump on a raft and float your way over the rapids and eddies of the Sevier River. The town’s lodgings and services accommodate travelers on their way to and from discovering the incomparable beauty of Utah.

Shop the best of Springdale for one-of-a-kind keepsakes at one of the many galleries in town. LaFave Gallery is a great place to start, offering upscale gifts of jewelry, paintings, and kinetic sculptures. Pottery and outdoor art including wind chimes and spinners are a specialty at Worthington Gallery. DeZion Gallery features local artists of every medium. When it’s time to dine, head to Bit & Spur for Southwestern favorites, or try Switchback Grille & Trading Company’s fine cuisine.

Our host hotel is NOT located inside the Park. All park visitors are required to purchase a recreational use pass upon entering Zion National Park, cost is approximately $35 for one private vehicle and admits all occupants to Zion National Park, including both the Zion Canyon and Kolob Canyon areas. Fees subject to change without notice. Visit https://www.nps.gov/zion/index.htm for more information.

SpringHill Suites Springdale Zion National Park

The SpringHill Suites, Springdale Zion National Park, offer a comfortable yet elegant setting for travelers seeking inspiration, family adventure, or relaxation. Located one mile from Zion’s gate and a short distance from Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon North Rim, Lake Powell, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, this hotel is centrally located to explore everything southern Utah has to offer.

After an exciting day of hiking, biking, climbing or horseback riding, enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tub with amazing canyon views, splash pad, balconies, patios and fireplaces, or stroll along the Virgin River and take advantage of the dark night sky.

In addition to the daily complimentary hot American-style buffet breakfast, guests can also grab a quick snack from the on-site convenience store. All guest suites feature LCD TV, coffee/tea maker, mini-refrigerator, microwave, alarm clock, iPod dock, iron/board, spa-inspired bathroom, hair dryer, and more. Standard Suites are approximately 350 sqft. and feature 1 King or 2 Queen beds plus Twin pullout sofa bed. Premium Suites are approximately 450 sqft., with 2 Queen beds plus Twin pullout sofa bed, and an outdoor patio.

The SpringHill Suites Springdale Zion National Park is located approximately 45 miles from the St. George Municipal Airport (SGU), 166 miles from the McCarran International Airport (LAS), and 312 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). Having a car is highly suggested and will allow you to fully explore the area. Parking at the hotel is complimentary.

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
Zion National Park (Springdale), Utah
October 16-20, 2023

Monday, October 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 High-Risk EKGs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly! A.Norse
  0830 A Stroke of Insight: CVA Management Updates 2023 A.Norse
  0930 Break
  0945 Abdominal Pain That Can Kill E.Gross
  1045 Heat Illness: Are You Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot? E.Gross
  1145 US in the Critical Patient: It's a Lifesaver P.Duran
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, October 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Difficult Airway Tips E.Gross
  0830 Diagnosing DVT in the ED P.Duran
  0930 Break
  0945 US in the Trauma Patient P.Duran
  1045 Double Trouble: Diplopia in the ED A.Norse
  1145 Legislative Updates: What's the Deal? A.Norse
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, October 18 - Open Day

     

Thursday, October 19

  00700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Nerve Blocks in the ED P.Duran
  0830 Upper Extremity Fractures E.Gross
  0930 Break
  0945 A Visual Odyssey of the Hand E.Gross
  1045 Twenty Weeks? Forty Weeks? OB Emergencies A.Norse
  1145 The Unexpected Delivery A.Norse
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, October 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Visual Diagnosis in the Young Child A.Norse
  0830 US in the Pediatric Patient P.Duran
  0930 Break
  0945 Echocardiograms: I Can't Do That! P.Duran
  1045 Surviving the Sepsis Guidelines E.Gross
  1145 Resistant ED Infections E.Gross
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/2/22

FACULTY

Petra Duran, MD, FACEP
Ultrasound Medical Director
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida

Eric Gross, MD, MMM, FACEP
Quality Director, Emergency Medicine
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of California, Davis
Sacramento, California

Ashley Booth Norse, MD, FACEP
Associate Chair of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida
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.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 20 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 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: NWAS/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.

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 August 17, 2023 to September 16, 2023. No refund after September 16, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another 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 NWAS including net hotel*, net cruise and tuition booked through NWAS (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 NWAS! 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.

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.