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

SpringHill Suites, Springdale Zion National Park offers 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.

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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
Zion National Park (Springdale), Utah
May 6-10, 2024

Monday, May 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 A Stands for Airway: Challenges in Airway Management in the Trauma Patient R.Shih
  0830 The Acutely Agitated ED Patient R.Shih
  0930 Break
  0945 What Happens in the ED…Doesn’t Stay in the ED H.Bailey
  1045 “My Belly Hurts”: Abdominal Injury and Management E.Bruno
  1145 Alcohol Abuse and Withdrawal: Too Much of a Good Thing E.Bruno
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, May 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pediatric Trauma: Kids Are Not Just Little Adults H.Bailey
  0830 Bundles, Guidelines and Metrics: What’s New in Sepsis? H.Bailey
  0930 Break
  0945 “My Head Hurts”: Traumatic Brain Injury E.Bruno
  1045 Spinal Cord Injury: A Pain in the Neck R.Shih
  1145 Geriatric ED Guidelines: A Difficult Standard to Meet R.Shih
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, May 8 - Open Day

     

Thursday, May 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Signs You Should Never Miss: Child Abuse E.Bruno
  0830 Pediatric Respiratory Issues Beyond Asthma E.Bruno
  0930 Break
  0945 The Opioid Crisis: ED-Based Treatment R.Shih
  1045 Status Epilepticus: When It’s Not Just a Seizure H.Bailey
  1145 From CPR to eCPR: It’s Not Just ABC H.Bailey
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, May 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Envenomations: “I Just Got Bit by What?” R.Shih
  0830 Unknown Tox Cases R.Shih
  0930 Break
  0945 Trauma From Drowning: How to Keep Your Head Above Water H.Bailey
  1045 Injuries From Extremes in Temperature E.Bruno
  1145 “My Head Is Spinning”: Is It Vertigo or Dizziness? E.Bruno
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

5.4 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 5/22/23

FACULTY

 

Heatherlee Bailey, MD, FAAEM, FCCM
Past President, Society of Critical Care Medicine
Faculty - Department of Emergency Medicine
Durham VA Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
Program Coordinator

Eric C. Bruno, MD, AAEM
Associate Program Director - Emergency Medicine
University of Tennessee – Nashville / Murfreesboro
Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford and Midtown
Nashville, Tennessee

Richard D. Shih, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Founding Emergency Medicine Program Director
Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Boca Raton, Florida

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 1043426; Expiration Date 05/10/2024.

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 March 7, 2024 to April 6, 2024. No refund after April 6, 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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