ExpiredUrgent Care Conference – Nashville, Tennessee
Dates:Mon Oct 17, 2022 - Thu Oct 20, 2022
Location:Nashville, Tennessee
Schedule:7:00am-12:30pm CT

This Urgent Care 4-Day CME Conference presents the latest in medical innovations for emergency medicine professionals who must evaluate and treat acute, yet common, conditions. Proficiency in both the evaluation and treatment of acute medical problems is essential for any provider working in an emergency care center. Urgent care Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants must hold a deep understanding and expertise in the treatment of acute medical problems due to the nature of urgent care patients’ conditions.

Add On Experience: $139 (cost includes suturing kit) Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 1:30pm to 3:30pm (In-person Only)

Suturing & Abscess Workshop

This is a two-hour basic suturing course design for those new to suturing and wound care. You will be given a suture kit that you can take home and practice after you learn the skills within this class.  This is a hands-on course with minimal lecture time.

Also, we will cover Abscess I&D.

Skills Learned:

  • Wound assessment – should I?
  • Anesthetics – how to do this almost painlessly.
  • Prep/drape/sterile fields suggestions.

Suture skills Taught and Practiced

  • Simple interrupted
  • Running sutures
  • Vertical mattress
  • Horizontal mattress

Join us in Nashville, TN the heart of country music. The beautiful Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown is host to this event. This hotel places you near the Nashville Historic District, Nissan Stadium, Music City Center, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and Nashville Convention Center. There is so much to soak up on your off time, you will be close to the best restaurants and entertainment that Nashville has to offer.

In person attendees also receive FREE access to the webinar! Can only make 1 day live and the other 2 via webinar? No problem!


**If unforeseen circumstances occur, CME4Life reserves the right to postpone or cancel any course. CME4Life will refund the registration fee but will not be held responsible for any related expenses incurred by participants.**


Event Status: Expired


This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 20 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid from 3/1/2022 to 12/31/2022. AAPA reference number: CME-204367.


Credits awarded by the AAPA are accepted by the ANCC Certification Program and the AANP as Continuing Education (CE) credits for nurses and nurse practitioners. **we highly recommend you confirm with your state board that they accept these credits**


Day 1


Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Recognize the psychological and disconnect addiction patients have with their disorder and provide the care they need in an Emergency Medicine setting
  • Identify patients presenting with alcohol abuse in an effort to diagnose Korsakoff’s syndrome and differentiate it from Wernicke’s Encephalopathy


Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  • Diagnose the 5 most important diseases associated with dyspnea and explain why they should not be missed
  • Recognize the presentation of CHF for early identification and recommend treatment options based on current AHA/ACC guidelines to improve patient outcomes
  • Identify and treat asthma based on current guidelines from the Global Initiative in Asthma
  • Identify the presentation of pulmonary embolism for improved diagnosis and to implement treatment strategies based on current guidelines.

Ophthalmologic Disorders

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  • Explain the approach to evaluate ophthalmologic complaints
  • Identify the two key components of a deep eye problem requiring consultation
  • Provide tools of visual acuity in a patient who does not have their prescribed glasses/contacts

ENT in Urgent Care

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  • Appropriately diagnose and treat otitis media based on clinical presentation and physical exam findings with updated antibiotic recommendations based on current guidelines
  • Apply Centor’s Criteria to assist in the diagnosis of Strep pharyngitis
  • Implement the current guidelines for the treatment of sinusitis

Emergency Mindset and Preventing Burnout in Medicine

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  • Integrate effective communication skills such as active listening, reframing, and validation into daily interactions with patients, improving overall communication and the quality of care
  • Review current literature re: physician burnout
  • Incorporate strategies to reduce clerical burdens of EMR
  • Adopt strategies for successful patient experience surveys
  • Apply techniques for managing functional symptoms in the office

Day 2

Differential Diagnosis of Chest Pain

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  • Assess for and identify causes of chest pain
  • Describe the pathophysiology of chest pain
  • Differentiate the clinical features of various causes of chest pain
  • Identify infectious causes of chest pain based on clinical presentation and evaluation

Approach to the Management of Chest Pain

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  • Develop an approach to the patient with chest pain based on current AHA/ACC guidelines
  • Calculate the HEART Score in the assessment of a patient with chest pain and acute coronary care
  • Employ the ACCF/AHA Guideline based management strategies for chest pain
  • Recognize when to refer patients for more advanced cardiac care

Acute Abdominal Pain

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  • Apply a systematic approach to a patient with acute abdominal pain based on AFP guidelines
  • Determine and avoid common pitfalls in the assessment of patients with abdominal pain
  • Detect and assess high-risk scenarios related to patients with abdominal pain

Day 3

Wound Care

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL

  • Diagnose wound care complaints and apply the National Wound Management Guidelines
  • Develop a clinical approach to ED infectious diseases

Typical Orthopedic Complaints

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL

  • Diagnose common orthopedic injuries based on history and physical and initiate therapeutics
  • Utilize both the Ottawa Knee and Ankle Rules as an assessment tool to help your evaluation and work up on knee and ankle injuries

Common Rashes

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL

  • Assess common rashes in the ED to make appropriate diagnosis and initiate treatment
  • Develop a differential diagnosis based upon the type of rash on presentation

Day 4

Medical Errors

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  • Apply the ASHP Guidelines on Preventing Medication Errors in Hospitals (2018)
  • Demonstrate root cause analysis and perform it on cases of medical errors
  • Assess specific, evidence-based risks for medication errors and strategies to reduce their occurrence

Effective Communications

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP

  • Provide pearls of effective communication to improve patient compliance
  • Appraise the variety of ways that people perceive communication and process information
  • Assess your personal communication strengths and limitations
  • Determine communication issues unique to older patients
  • Develop practices and apply skills to maximize effective communication and listening based on current literature

Medical Malpractice

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  • Prepare for a malpractice defense and provide optimal documentation based on case presentations
  • Identify methods to improve charting and the ability to defend one’s care
  • Describe the various areas in medicine or practice behaviors that are predisposed to high risk for medical malpractice claims
  • Recognize the situations or patient encounters that commonly result in behavior consistent with high risk for causing an action
  • Identify the various strategies and resources available to you when a perceived high risk behavior or encounter has occurred

Presented By


  • John Bielinski, MS PA-C
    John Bielinski MS PA-C, earned a master’s degree in family and emergency medicine from A.T. Still University. Since beginning his career, John has remained committed to serving medical professionals and his community through direct care and education. John has held multiple teaching positions in the emergency department and other various medical settings. However, it was John’s experience overseeing a rural emergency department for fifteen years that really encouraged him to pursue his passion for education. John has since developed a widely acclaimed national lecture series. John leverages his field experiences, developing lectures that focus on emergency medicine and patient-centered care. John is passionate about improving the overall quality of medical care by delivering superior education and training to medical providers.
  • Mike Sharma, PA-C
    Michael A. Sharma, MS, PA-C, has been practicing urgent care and emergency medicine since graduating from the U.S. military’s Interservice Physician Assistant Program over 10 years ago. His military service includes a deployment to Afghanistan, where he led trauma teams in directly treating over 100 combat trauma patients. In addition, he is an experienced medical educator who speaks regularly at the national and international levels to a variety of medical professionals. Mike is also the co-host of “The 2 View” podcast, which focuses specifically on the experience of the urgent care and emergency medicine PA and NP. He enjoys translating the latest knowledge from the medical literature into information that the clinician can use at the bedside to better care for patients.

Fee Structure

In Person – $799.00

Webinar – $499.00

Add-On Experience – $139 – Suturing and Abscess Workshop-Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 1:30pm to 3:30pm


Come join us for a unique and one-of-a-kind conference experience! We are currently reserving a room block for attendees. We have negotiated significantly reduced rates for our guests! To arrange your stay, please use the below “Hotel Reservation Link.” The special room rate will be available until the group block is sold-out.

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