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SEMPA Procedures Course

October 7-8, 2019 | Jacksonville, FL

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  • Overview
    • Limited to 50 participants
    • All hands-on
    • Small group sizes
    • Perform lifesaving procedures on high fidelity simulators
    • Course held at high-tech simulation center
    • Procedural cadaver experience
    • Fulfill your EM-CAQ requirements
    • Extensive opportunities for supervised practice
    • Pre-course materials available to enhance the learning experience
    • Faculty are emergency medicine trained and emergency medicine educators
    • Meal included

    Learn life-saving emergency medicine procedures first-hand at the SEMPA Procedures Course where you’ll engage in procedural education through hands-on training on high-fidelity trainers. There will also be a procedural anatomy demonstration by instructors on human cadavers. Participants will have access to the demonstration cadavers.

    Join us October 7-8 for the 2019 SEMPA Procedure Course at the University of Florida-Jacksonville, College of Medicine Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research in sunny Jacksonville, Florida.

    The 2019 course will be directed by Steven A. Godwin, MD, FACEP, Petra Duran-Gehring, MD, and Fred Wu, MHS, PA-C.

  • Course Objectives

    Our goal is to provide an intensive hands-on experience with critical, high yield procedures commonly encountered by physician assistants working in the field of emergency medicine. This course will fulfill some of the procedural requirements for the NCCPA Emergency Medicine CAQ and Emergency NP certification.

    Procedures to include:

    • Airway management (direct laryngoscopy, video laryngoscopy, rescue devices)
    • Lumbar puncture (with and without ultrasound guidance)
    • Arthrocentesis (with and without ultrasound guidance)
    • Intraosseous vascular access
    • Central venous access (internal jugular, subclavian, femoral; with and without ultrasound guidance)
    • Tube thoracostomy
    • Needle decompression
    • Paracentesis (with and without ultrasound guidance)
    • Thoracentesis (with and without ultrasound guidance)
    • Peritonsillar abscess drainage
    • Arterial line placement
    • Cadaver based procedural anatomy lab

    Educational material will be made available to all participants two weeks prior to the course.

  • Schedule

    Day 1

    Rotation Time
    Airway (BLS adjuncts/BVM/DL) 8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Airway (Rescue Devices/VL) 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Break 10:00 am - 10:15 am
    LP (Blind/US) 10:15 am - 11:15 am
    Arthrocentesis / IO 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
    Lunch 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
    Central Lines 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
    Chest Tubes / Needle Decompression 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
    Break 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
    Peritonsillar Abscess / Paracentesis 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Thoracentesis / A line 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Day 2

    Rotation Time
    Lab time for extra practice and procedural anatomy demonstration by instructors on human cadavers (limited hands-on experience with cadavers) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location

    The University of Florida Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research is located within a large facility spanning approximately 24,000 square feet and is divided into three areas in the Pavilion building on the UF Health Jacksonville campus. The Main Simulation and Conference/Instruction Area is a 7,000 square-foot area that was once a working hospital emergency department. The area is supported by an additional 800 square-foot conference and instructional area.


    Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

    225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32202

    SEMPA has negotiated a discounted room rate of $129 per night at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront hotel. To get this rate, you will need to book online.

    Book hotel online

  • Pricing

    Member rate: $820

    Non-Member rate: $999

    Non-Member rate with a 1-Year Fellow membership: $980

    Non-Member rate with a 1-Year Associate membership: $1,000

    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations submitted in writing - via mail or email - and received on or before Tuesday, September 10, 2019, will receive a refund of fees paid less a $50 cancellation fee. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. No refunds will be made for cancellation requests on or after Wednesday, September 11, 2019. However, if there is a waitlist and we are able to fill your slot, we will refund you less the $50 cancellation fee.

    Cancellation requests can be sent to atorres@sempa.org or mailed to SEMPA at 4950 W. Royal Lane, Irving, TX 75063.

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 American College of Emergency Physicians and Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. 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 a maximum of 10.75 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.