Experience the best cruising has to offer onboard the beautiful Harmony of the Seas. Conveniently cruising roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, you have the opportunity to explore the ports of Labadee, Haiti; Falmouth, Jamica; and Cozumel, Mexico.

Itinerary

  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Sat Mar 31 Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark 4:30 PM
  Sun Apr 1 At Sea  
  Mon Apr 2 Labadee, Haiti 8:00 AM 4:30 PM
  Tue Apr 3 Falmouth Jamaica 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
  Wed Apr 4
At Sea    
  Thu Apr 5
Cozumel, Mexico 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
  Fri Apr 6
At Sea    
  Sat Apr 7
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark 6:15 AM  

Saturday, March 31 - Board ship in 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.

Sunday, April 1 - At Sea

Monday, April 2 - Labadee, Haiti

Haiti is a mountainous island, blanketed in tropical foliage and exotic vegetation accented with both French and Creole. While the island may serve as a picturesque playground for water-lovers, it’s also easy to find places that make you feel as if this were your own private natural kingdom. This exclusive destination offers pristine beaches, breathtaking scenery, and spectacular water activities. There is even an amazing new Aqua Park for kids. Regardless of where you go, you’ll find yourself embraced by the beautiful landscape. Whether you want to kayak along the coastline, parasail 400 feet above the beautiful peninsula of Labadee, ride aboard a waverunner along the coast, shop for handmade local artwork, or just relax on the beach, you don’t want to miss Labadee.

Tuesday, April 3 - Falmouth, Jamaica

Step off the ship and step back in time. It may not appear so at first glance, but quaint Falmouth was an economic powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. In today’s Falmouth, visitors still enjoy 19th-century Georgian architecture as well as river bamboo raft rides, arts and crafts shopping, flavorful local fare and horse-and-buggy rides through town. Falmouth also serves as the gateway to the best Jamaica has to offer. Just east of Falmouth is Ocho Rios, best known for its spectacular Dunn’s River Falls. Travel west to reach Montego Bay and the beautiful beaches of Negril, a two-hour drive from Falmouth. Thanks to its central location, Falmouth gives visitors the best tour experiences of the north coast of Jamaica.

Sunday, April 4 - At Sea

Wednesday, April 5 - Cozumel, Mexico

The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel’s sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Tulum, majestically perched above the turquoise Caribbean. Play and swim with dolphins, take a Jeep safari adventure through the tropical landscape, learn to prepare a Mexican feast, or enjoy the secluded beauty of your own private beach paradise, Passion Island.


Friday, April 6 - At Sea

Saturday, April 7 - Disembark in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Ship: Harmony of the Seas®

Introducing the Harmony of the Seas - the newest addition to Royal Caribbean's award-winning Oasis Class fleet. The world's biggest ship with the world’s best features just got even better. There's no turning back once you take the plunge 10 stories into the mysteries of the deep on the tallest slide at sea, Ultimate Abyss, as well as the exhilarating multilevel Perfect Storm slides. As the kids explore Splashaway Bay, take a tree-lined stroll through Central Park, or find your own haven in any of the other seven iconic onboard neighborhoods. Sip a post-dinner cocktail crafted by a robot in our unique Bionic Bar, and share every moment with not just your family onboard, but friends back home with VOOM - the fastest Internet at sea. Discover the biggest, boldest family vacation ever on a ship unlike anything else on the ocean.

Signature features of Harmony of the Seas® include:

FlowRider®: Only Royal Caribbean gives you the chance to catch a wave right onboard. Grab a board and hang ten on our 40-foot-long surf simulator, or cheer on friends from stadium seating with prime wipeout views. Give it a go—it’s included in the cost of your cruise, no reservation required.

The Ultimate Abyss: There's no turning back once you take the plunge. Plummet 10 stories into the mysteries of the deep on the tallest slide at sea. Are you brave enough - or will you become a permanent resident of the Ultimate Abyss?

The Perfect Storm: This tremendous trio of water slides is our Perfect Storm. Typhoon, Cyclone and Supercell are their names, and they're here to take you on a wet, wild ride.

Zip Line: Brace yourself for a spine-tingling rush as you race across the Boardwalk®, suspended nine decks in the air. It’s a thrill you won’t find on any other cruise line.

Rock Climbing: Rise to the occasion and take on our signature rock climbing wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Ice Skating: Put your vacation on ice with a spin on the ice rink, an onboard feature exclusive to Royal Caribbean. We provide the skates, you show off the moves. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Recreation & Relaxation:
• Full-service VitalitySM Spa
• State-of-the-art Fitness Center
• Sports Court and Tournaments
• Adults-only Solarium pool, a glass-canopied retreat
• Mini Golf
• Whirlpools

Kids & Families:
• Complimentary Adventure Ocean® youth program
• Royal Babies® and Royal Tots® program
• DreamWorks® Experience
• Splashaway Bay kids water park

Entertainment:
• Casino Royale®: Thousands of square feet of slots and tables
• Bionic Bar on the Royal Promenade, featuring robot bartenders serving up one-of-a-kind crafted cocktails while dancing to a fluid beat
• Comedy Club: An adults-only live comedic performances
• Music Hall: An edgy venue for live music performances
• AquaTheater Shows: Dancers, divers and acrobats pull off stunts against a backdrop of backlit fountains, big screens and the endless horizon of the sea.

Balcony Staterooms

Imagine opening your balcony door to see a new and breathtaking part of the world each morning. A stateroom with a balcony is a great way to make your cruise adventure even more memorable and lets you truly take in all the wonder and excitement of your destination.

Oceanview Staterooms

You'll never miss a moment of the breathtaking scenery on your cruise vacation with an Ocean View stateroom. Spend the day exploring the world, then come back onboard and take in the spectacular sights and amazing views from the comfort of your stateroom.

Interior Staterooms

Relax in all the comfort of our spacious interior staterooms. Spend your days onboard by the pool or on our sports deck, then enjoy some quiet and private time. Our interior staterooms include a wide array of amenities for your whole family to enjoy.

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.

Current Anesthesia Practice 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise March 31 - April 7, 2018

Saturday, March 31 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  1600 Ship Sails (subject to change)
 

Sunday, April 1 - At Sea

  0900 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0910 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0915 Herbal Stuff: It's All Safe, Right? E.Frost  
  1015 Guidelines Update ASA / AANA E.Frost  
  1115 The Neurosurgical Airway: Challenges, Myths, Innovations I.Osborn  
  1215 Lunch Break
  1330 LMA: Physiology and Advanced Use I.Osborn  
  1430 Look Ma, No Tube! Exploring the Noninvasive Ventilation Techniques I.Osborn  
  1530 How Do We Know Our Drugs Are Safe for Our Patients? E.Frost  
  1630 PBLD: The Healthy Patient for a Hernia Repair E.Frost  
  1730 Adjourn
2.6 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Monday, April 2 - Labadee, Haiti - Day Open

 

Tuesday, April 3 - Falmouth, Jamaica - Day Open

 

Wednesday, April 4 - At Sea

  0900 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0915 Time is Brain! Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke I.Osborn  
  1015 What's New in Neuroanesthesia? I.Osborn  
  1115 Do You Really Need Two Large Bore IVs? E.Frost  
  1215 Lunch Break
  1330 Where Is the Basement Anyway? What Goes on in Interventional Radiology? E.Frost  
  1430 Anesthesia for Spine Surgery and Spinal Cord Injury I.Osborn  
  1530 Perioperative Management of Patients With Morbid Obesity I.Osborn  
  1630 Monitoring Anesthetic Depth: Intraop Use of EEG and Evoked Potentials I.Osborn  
  1730 Adjourn
2.5 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Thursday, April 5 - Cozumel, Mexico - Day Open

 

Friday, April 6 - At Sea

  0900 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0915 Pediatric Neuroanesthesia: Little People With Many Problems E.Frost  
  1015 Ethical Issues and Anesthesia: How Can They Be Handled? E.Frost  
  1115 Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Pathophysiology and Anesthetic Considerations I.Osborn  
  1215 Lunch Break
  1315 PBLD: The Patient With Chronic Pain for Spine Surgery I.Osborn  
  1415 The PACU Nurse Calls: The Patient Is Very Sleepy E.Frost  
  1515 PBLD: The Pregnant Teenager Who Just Took Cocaine E.Frost  
  1615 Adjourn
3.6 Pharmacology Hours
 

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

7.5 Pharmacology Hours†

 

Saturday, April 7 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark

Departure as scheduled
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

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

Irene P. Osborn, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Division of Neuroanesthesia
Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, New York

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 #1034628; Expiration Date 4/6/2018.

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 T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, 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 30, 2018 to March 1, 2018. No refund after March 1, 2018; 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.