Locations

Year-round warm, sunny weather make Ft. Lauderdale a mecca for vacationers and sports enthusiasts alike. Stop off in Key West to enjoy the Ernest Hemingway House, McCoy Indigenous Park, and numerous local beaches. Visit Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos, to see a reef packed with arches, turrets, and tunnels called the Grand Turk Wall, a haven for many species of tropical fish, perfect for snorkeling and diving. The new $65 million Amber Cove Cruise Center brims with activity. Shop for authentically sourced crafts in the marketplace, or dine on delicious local cuisine. Head out to discover Damajaqua Cascades (27 Waterfalls), Ocean World Adventure Park, and the famed beaches and golf courses of the Dominican Republic. Sail on to Half Moon Cay, Bahamas where you’ll enjoy private beaches and perfect relaxation.

Itinerary

  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
 
Sat
Mar 4
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (subject to change)
4:00 PM
 
Sun
Mar 5
Key West, Florida
8:00 AM
4:00 PM
 
Mon
Mar 6
At Sea 
 
Tues
Mar 7
Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos 
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Wed
Mar 8
Amber Cove, Dominican Republic 
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Thu
Mar 9
At Sea 
 
Fri
Mar 10
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
8:00 AM
3:00 PM
 
Sat
Mar 11
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 AM

Saturday, March 4 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Embark)

fort lauderdaleBeaches, boats and year-round warm, sunny weather make Ft. Lauderdale a mecca for snowbirds, vacationers and sports enthusiasts. Once an infamous spring break destination, the “Venice of America” now has a decidedly upscale, sophisticated vibe. Cruise its famous canals and check out the passing scene of luxury mansions. Watch for the historic Stranahan home. Once a trading post, it’s the city’s oldest surviving structure. Spend an afternoon in the posh galleries and boutiques of Las Olas Boulevard, and unwind in a chic little bistro. Wildlife lovers will find much to explore in nearby Everglades National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Grab your binoculars and sunscreen and hop on an airboat. The park is home to alligators; manatees, gentle giants of the swamps; as well as rare Florida panthers. Birders can add the great blue heron, white ibis, pelican and snowy egret to their life lists.

Sunday, March 5 - Key West, Florida

key westKey West is where Florida makes its last ragged stumble into the celadon waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The water and the climate have been drawing visitors for centuries, from Ponce de Leon to Harry Truman to writers like Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams. Area highlights for cruise visitors include the Ernest Hemingway House (full of many-toed cats), McCoy Indigenous Park (full of rescued marine animals), and numerous local beaches (full of vitamin D). Try Fort Zachary Taylor, South Beach, or Higg's Beach.

Monday, March 6 - At Sea

Tuesday, March 7 - Grand Turks, Turks and Caicos

grand turksAbout a quarter mile from the western beaches at Grand Turk, the sea floor drops 7,000 feet right down into dark blue. Just at the edge of the dropoff, there's a reef pocked with arches, turrets, and tunnels called the Grand Turk Wall. The reef is a haven for fish, and with its clear water, for divers, too. Cruise to Grand Turk for the diving, and if not, come for the beaches. Grand Turk has witnessed a lot of history, from Ponce de Leon to the space race. Come to the National Museum in the capital, Cockburn Town, to get a taste of it.

Wednesday, March 8 - Amber Cove, Dominican Republic

Your gateway for adventure on the Dominican Republic’s north coast, the new $65 million Amber Cove Cruise Center itself brims with activity. Shop for authentically sourced crafts in the marketplace or dine on delicious local cuisine. Or head out to discover Damajaqua Cascades (27 Waterfalls), Ocean World Adventure Park, and the DR’s famed beaches and golf courses.

Thursday, March 9 - At Sea

Friday, March 10 - 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!

Saturday, March 11 - Disembark in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Ship: ms Eurodam

The ms Eurodam further evolves Holland America Line’s line of sophisticated mid-sized ships. With 11 passenger decks, and new innovations including a topside 144-seat Pan-Asian restaurant and 50-seat lounge surrounded by panoramic views overlooking the ocean expanse and the Lido pool. Other additions are an Explorer’s Lounge Bar, a specialty restaurant adjacent to the Lido offering the finest in Italian food, elegant luxury jewelry boutiques, new atrium bar area, enhanced and reconfigured show lounge with theater-style seating, and a new photographic and imaging center.

Signature features of the ms Eurodam include:

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

The Culinary Arts Center: State-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own 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.

Vista Dining Room: Features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options

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.

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.

Lido Restaurant: Offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties.
Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: A comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet, and check email or simply read the morning paper.

Vista Show Lounge: Features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

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

Club HAL®: A dedicated youth facility with activities for kids ages 3 through 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate.

The Loft: Designed exclusively for teens 13 to 17 to have fun, socialize, and hang out with people their own age.

 

Interior Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

Oceanview Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower.

Verandah Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Signature Suite

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Neptune Suite

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows. 

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 $500 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 Anesthesia Tropical Caribbean Cruise March 4-11, 2017

Saturday, March 4 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  1600 Ship Sails
 

Sunday, March 5 - Key West, Florida

  1600 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1615 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  1620 Herbal Stuff: It's All Safe, Right? E.Frost  
  1720 ASA 1-2 Patient: Surgeon Wants Total Preop Testing: Is That Ok? E.Frost  
  1820 Adjourn
1.3 Pharmacology
 
 

Monday, March 6 - At Sea

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0645 Sedation A.Wallace  
  0745 Perioperative Cardiac Risk Reduction A.Wallace  
  0845 Breakfast Break
  0945 How Do We Know Our Drugs Are Safe for Our Patients? E.Frost  
  1045 So the Patient Is Rather Overweight - How Does Obesity Impact Our Anesthetic Management? E.Frost  
  1145 Postoperative Problems We Might Not Think About That Impact Care E.Frost  
  1245 Lunch Break
  1345 Pacemakers Made Ridiculously Simple A.Wallace  
  1445 Hemodynamic Management and Goal-Directed Therapy A.Wallace  
  1545 Break
  1600 How to Setup Electronic Anesthesia Record Systems Without Suffering A.Wallace  
  1700 So What's the Scoop? What Do Our Parent Organizations Say We Should Do? E.Frost  
  1800 Adjourn
3.6 Pharmacology
 
 

Tuesday, March 7- Grand Turks, Turks and Caicos

 

Wednesday, March 8 - Amber Cove, Dominican Republic

 

Thursday, March 9 - At Sea

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0645 Neuroanesthesia: Not Just for the Neuroanesthesiologist! E.Frost  
  0745 Breakfast Break
  0845 Deep Brain Stimulation: The Steroids of the 21st Century? E.Frost  
  0945 Difficult Airway Management: The ASA Airway Algorithm and Beyond: Part I A.Wallace  
  1045 Difficult Airway Management: The ASA Airway Algorithm and Beyond: Part II A.Wallace  
  1145 Anesthesia Machines A.Wallace  
  1245 Lunch Break
  1345 Cardiac Output Monitors A.Wallace  
  1445 Echo Physics: How Do I Adjust the Knobs to Get Good Pictures and Why? A.Wallace  
  1545 Monitoring the Central Nervous System: New Gadgets or Do They Really Help? E.Frost  
  1645 Ethical Issues and Anesthesia: How Can They Be Handled? E.Frost  
  1745 Adjourn 1.4 Pharmacology  

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

6.3 Pharmacology Hours†

 

Friday, March 10 - Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

FACULTY

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

Arthur Wallace, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology
University of California
San Francisco, California
Chief Anesthesia Service
Veterans Affair Medical Center
San Francisco, California

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 #1033370; Expiration Date 3/9/17.

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 January 3, 2017 to February 2, 2017. No refund after February 2, 2017; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within 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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