Locations

This 11-day cruise features departure from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with stops in seven amazing Caribbean ports including Philipsburg, Saint Maarten; Castries, St. Lucia; Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort De France, Martinique; Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.; and Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. Join us aboard Holland America’s beautiful and modern ms Koningsdam.

Itinerary

  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Wed
Mar 22
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US   4:00 PM
  Thu
Mar 23
At Sea
  Fri
Mar 24
At Sea
  Sat
Mar 25
Philipsburg, St. Maarten 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
  Sun
Mar 26
Castries, St. Lucia 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
  Sun
Mar 26
Scenic Cruising Soufriere Bay
  Mon
Mar 27
Bridgetown, Barbados 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Tue
Mar 28
Fort-De-France, Martinique 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Tue
Mar 28
Daylight Passing Mt. Pelee
  Wed
Mar 29
Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Thu
Mar 30
St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Fri
Mar 31
At Sea
  Sat
Apr 01
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
  Sun
Apr 02
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US 7:00 AM

Wednesday, March 22 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

If you arrive early there are lots of fun things to do in this tropical city. Fort Lauderdale lies along the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the New River, 25 miles north of Miami. Its warm tropical weather attracts many people throughout the year. For sun-worshippers, the city has six miles of beaches. Go fishing, take one of many sightseeing cruises of the harbor, ocean, or wetlands. Tour a museum, see a butterfly farm, or ride a roller coaster. Shop upscale boutiques or flea markets. Ft. Lauderdale is an entire destination in itself.

Thursday, March 23 – At Sea

Friday, March 24 – At Sea

Saturday, March 25 – Philipsburg, St. Maarten

When the Spanish closed their colonial fort on St. Maarten in 1648, a few Dutch and French soldiers hid on the island and decided to share it. Soon after, the Netherlands and France signed a formal agreement to split St. Maarten in half, as it is today. Philipsburg displays its Dutch heritage in its architecture and landscaping. The island offers endless stretches of beach, beautiful landscapes, and great shopping. Compete in an actual race on an America’s Cup shortened course. Grind a winch, trim a sail or just sit back and enjoy. Professional sailors will give you a quick lesson, then you’re off to compete on Stars and Stripes, one of the most famous sailboats in the world. Rendezvous at one of the newest and trendiest restaurants in French St. Maarten. Explore Orient Bay, the French Riviera of the Caribbean, with over 1.5 miles of white-sand beaches. Admire the delicate nature and dazzling colors of hundreds of butterflies as you tour St. Maarten’s popular Butterfly Farm.

Sunday, March 26 – Castries, St. Lucia – Scenic Cruising Soufriere Bay

Spend the day on a catamaran sailing the west coast. Relax between visits to the island’s iconic Pitons, two jungle-clad lava outcrops, located 40 minutes south of the capital at Soufriere. Or take time for a dip in the cobalt waters of Castries’s Marigot Bay. Just steps from the cruise ship terminal, the Castries Market offers a local shopping experience where farmers sell fresh produce and a selection of Caribbean spices six days a week. An adjacent craft market is a good place to pick up souvenirs.

Monday, March 27 – Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of the nation of Barbados. Broad Street is the main street of Bridgetown and consists mainly of banks, department stores and duty free shops. Other streets in Bridgetown such as Swan Street, Roebuck Street and Tudor Street consist mainly of smaller shops together with street vendors.

Tuesday, March 28 – Fort De France, Martinique – Cruise Past Mt. Pelee

A must-see of Martinique is the beautiful Jardin de Balata. Over 3000 species of topical plants and flowers reside here amongst the well-manicured paths and palm trees. Step onto the garden’s aerial walkway, a suspension bridge where you will encounter stunning natural vistas. Designed by Gustave Eiffel, Schoelcher Library is a beautiful antique building in the center of town which sometimes features exhibits and art installations. Fort St. Louis offers group tours where you can learn about Martinique’s history. The fort is still used today for military purposes by the French armed forces.

Wednesday, March 29 – Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis

Basseterre has a long history of colonial struggle that is reflected in its architecture and cultural monuments. The National Museum, St. George’s, the Circus, and Independence Square all give glimpses into this city’s past. But most travelers come to Basseterre for the beaches, resorts and marinas, offering ample snorkeling, windsurfing, diving, sunbathing and golfing opportunities.

Thursday, March 30 – St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

This is one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Charlotte Amalie is the capital and major passenger port of the island of St. Thomas, which together with St. Croix and St. John form the principal islands of the United States Virgin Islands. Charlotte Amalie has always attracted large mercantile ships, even before the arrival of the transatlantic passenger cruisers, and tourism has been the major maritime activity for the last few years. Discover duty-free shops, historical buildings, and stunning waterfront views. Small boutiques offer high fashions and cozy bistros serve delectable cuisine. Why not ferry to nearby St. John where you can take a scenic tour of this gorgeous island including the beautiful Virgin Islands National Park that covers over half of the island of St. John.

Friday, March 31 – At Sea

Saturday, April 1 – Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

The private island of Holland America’s Cruise Line, Half Moon Cay, allows you to enjoy your fantasy of a secluded Caribbean Island. Miles of white sand beach and crystal clear water are perfect for snorkeling. Hobie cats and kayaks are yours for exploring. Enjoy a beach party lunch, great island music, horseback riding, parasailing, deep sea or “flats” fishing, and scuba diving. It’s all here on your private island!

The Ship: ms Koningsdam

Ship Features:

 

BLEND: Wine connoisseurs and novices alike can experience the art of winemaking at BLEND. In collaboration with Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington State’s oldest and most acclaimed winery, the intimate venue will enable guests to blend their own wine and enjoy it at dinner or in the privacy of their stateroom.

Tamarind Restaurant: A Pan-Asian restaurant and lounge located on the Panorama deck, providing stunning views.

Canaletto Restaurant: Named for a famous 18th-century Venetian artist, Canaletto is your destination onboard for an intimate Italian dinner. The evening begins with the chef’s selection of antipasti with a taste of the delicious fare and personal, polished service to follow.

The Digital Workshop: Guests will be able to show and tell their vacation memories by learning how to share all their digital memories through e-mail, blogging, and social networking, so friends and family can see where they’ve been cruising even before they return home.

The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: State-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by Master Chefs or culinary guests.

Greenhouse Spa & Salon: Features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening.

Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Double R Ranch Beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated “Excellent” by Wine Spectator, as well as distinctive Bvlgari® china, Riedel® stemware and Frette® linens.

Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: A comfortable, coffeehouse environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet, check email, or simply read the morning paper.

Billboard Onboard: Showcases the talents of live musicians performing dynamic shows centered on the interesting facts and figures of the music industry.

The Dining Room: Menus in the Dining Room reflect the latest signature dishes from the influential chefs who comprise our Culinary Council, along with classic favorites, vegetarian options, and regionally inspired cuisine.

Crow’s Nest: Offers sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening.

Casino: From perennially popular slot machines and blackjack tables to the latest in sophisticated gaming, the onboard casino is well-equipped and staffed with professionals eager to help guests learn new skills.

World Stage: A flexible space that can have multiple stage configurations, ranging from in-the-round to the more conventional proscenium staging, featuring an exciting array of performances and productions enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, projection, and sound systems.

Queen’s Lounge: By day, the beautiful room hosts presentations, speakers, and other special events. At night, The Queen’s Lounge hosts the popular B.B. King’s Blues Club, showcasing the sounds of Memphis performed by an amazing eight-piece band. And following the evening’s entertainment, the room transforms yet again, into a late-night dance club fueled by state-of-the-art sound and special LED lighting effects.

Club HAL®: A dedicated youth facility with activities for kids ages 3 to 17; activities are supervised and age appropriate, designed exclusively for kids to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age.

 

Vista Suite

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 260–356 sq. ft. including veranda.

Veranda Stateroom

Spacious staterooms located throughout the ship, each with its own private veranda.

Oceanview Stateroom

Window staterooms with a sitting area where you can kick back and relax after a day that has been as busy or easy as you want.

Inside Stateroom

Staterooms with ample living space, including a sitting area and a flat screen TV.

We have a block of cabins for seminar participants.
Once this block is sold, cabins are on availability only and may be at a higher rate.
Cruises sell out early

Travel Arrangements

To receive these discounted cruise fares you must book your cruise through NWAS. We have all of the information regarding the cruise and seminar and can make your cruise reservations.

Reservations

Reservations will be secured and cabins assigned upon receipt of passenger deposit of $1,200 per cabin. Final payment as instructed by our travel agent. Due to the number of details needed to complete cruise cabin booking accurately, a cabin will not be booked for you until you have spoken with one of our cruise agents via phone or via direct email correspondence. Please contact our office at 1-800-222-6927 or 1-509-547-7065 to complete your cruise reservation.

Discounted Fares

We have been able to negotiate a GREAT DISCOUNT for you on this luxurious cruise! See reservation form for details. ALWAYS CALL US BEFORE BOOKING ANYWHERE ELSE: (800) 222-6927

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional:

Possess the scientific background for clinical practice

Maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty, but also of all additional related disciplines which may impact it

Maintain an up-to-the-minute armamentarium of knowledge and skills for the selection and use of complex equipment, pharmacological agents, and procedures necessary for the provision of quality patient care

Manage self and colleagues to function toward common goals in the clinical setting, the clinical and educational institutions, and the community in which the practice resides

Serve as an expert in matters involving health care delivery; serve as an informed manager of clinical and educational services provided, including the acquisition and distribution of resources necessary in meeting professional goals

Provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner

OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Apply the pertinent physical and behavioral sciences - to include but not be limited to advanced anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and social sciences - as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of anesthesia and related services inherent in the anesthesia professions.

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, and contraindications and precautions of presented pharmacological agents through the understanding of their physico-chemical properties, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, updated uses, and more recently developed additional, related, and similar drugs.

Outline comprehensive management plans for the group of patients discussed, whether related in age, physical status, cultural background, invasive procedure, anesthetic or analgesic requirements, clinical setting, adverse reactions, and/or goals of care.

Apply the principles of safety and asepsis in the performance of anesthetic procedures and administrations, equipment use, and other applications encountered during the provision of anesthesia and analgesia whether in the surgical unit, the labor and delivery suite, the pain management clinic, or other more remote location of anesthetizing services.

Incorporate the appropriate recommendations and/or requirements of pertinent external organizations, institutions, and professional groups - recognized as serving as the authority for and/or holding the responsibility to compile and approve such tenets - in the provision of anesthesia and related services, whether medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, or health care management standards.

Apply the new techniques in the clinical setting of the participant.

Topics in Anesthesia11-Day Southern Caribbean Cruise
March 22 – April 2, 2017

Wednesday, March 22 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  1600 Ship Sails (subject to change)
 

Thursday, March 23 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0855 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0900 Preoperative Assessment and Optimization of the Pediatric Trauma Patient T.Grissom  
  1000 Update on Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient T.Grissom  
  1100 Management of the Septic Patient: Bringing the ICU Into the OR T.Grissom  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1330 Herbal Stuff: It's All Safe, Right? E.Frost  
  1430 ASA 1 2 Patient: Surgeon Wants Total Preop Testing-- Is That OK? E.Frost  
  1530 PBLD: The Healthy Patient for a Hernia Repair E.Frost  
  1630 Adjourn
 

Friday, March 24 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 So the Patient Is Rather Overweight: How Does Obesity Impact Our Anesthetic Management? E.Frost  
  1000 Our Historical Background: Where Did It Start: Where Are We Now? E.Frost  
  1100 So What's the Scoop? What Do Our Parent Organizations Say We Should Do? E.Frost  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1330 Ketamine: Sooner or Later, Everything Old Is New Again T.Grissom  
  1430 Damage Control Radiology in Trauma: What the Anesthesia Provider Needs to Know T.Grissom  
  1530 Top Ten Anesthesia Papers in the Last Year: How Will They Affect Your Practice? T.Grissom  
  1630 Adjourn
 

Saturday, March 25 - Philipsburg, St. Maarten

  1515 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1530 In Search of the Perfect Clot: Management of the Actively Bleeding Patient T.Grissom  
  1630 Ethical Issues and Anesthesia: How Can They Be Handled? E.Frost  
  1730 Adjourn
 

Sunday, March 26 - Castries, St. Lucia - Scenic Cruising Soufriere Bay

Monday, March 27 - Bridgetown, Barbados

Tuesday, March 28 - Fort De France, Martinique - Cruise Past Mt. Pelee

Wednesday, March 29 - Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis

Thursday, March 30 - St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

 

Friday, March 31 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Monitoring the Central Nervous System: New Gadgets or Do They Really Help? E.Frost  
  1000 The Role of Anesthesia in Global Health Care Missions E.Frost  
  1100 What Would You Do If: Various Conditions to Be Addressed E.Frost  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1330 Managing the Difficult Extubation T.Grissom  
  1430 Bringing the Patient With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Into the OR With Their Ventilator T.Grissom  
  1530 Going Crazy in the ED: Management of the Agitated and Altered Patient T.Grissom  
  1630 Adjourn

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Saturday, April 1 - Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

Sunday, April 2 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark

FACULTY

Elizabeth Frost, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia
Icahn Medical Center at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Thomas E. Grissom, MD, MSIS, FCCM
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland

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 Anesthesia 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 has been prior approved by the AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1033293; Expiration Date 3/31/17.

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 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 Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Austin, Texas, and Medical Director, Northwest Anesthesia 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 FEE

$100 between January 21, 2017 and February 20, 2017. No refund after February 20, 2017; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be in writing.

CRUISE CANCELLATION

Penalties apply for cancellation of the cruise for any reason. We strongly recommend purchase of the cancellation insurance. Ask us for details. Please be aware that premiums paid for insurance are non-refundable.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 60 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS and NWWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable cruise fare, airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net cruise, net hotel, 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! FAP is an especially valuable bonus when you book your cruises through NWAS. Not only do you receive the lowest fare, but you get a 1.5% of net cruise fare credit toward future tuition!. Click here for more information.

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.

Airfare available through Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - 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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