Sail ports across the Caribbean in style and comfort when you join us aboard Holland America’s beautiful ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

Itinerary

 
Day
Date
Port
Arrive
Depart
  Sun Dec. 30, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 4:00 PM
  Mon Dec. 31, 2018 At Sea
  Tue Jan. 1, 2019 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
  Wed Jan. 2, 2019 San Juan, Puerto Rico 1:00 PM 11:00 PM
  Thu Jan. 3, 2019 St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Fri Jan. 4, 2019 At Sea
  Sat Jan. 5, 2019 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
  Sun Jan. 6, 2019 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 7:00 AM

December 30, 2018 – 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.

There are also many recreational waterways with extensive boating facilities, access to every conceivable watersport, a variety of fascinating museums and trendy restaurants, and an array of entertainment venues. Take a 30-minute airboat ride across the Everglades, one of the most breathtaking natural areas in America. Discover a variety of fish and birds that inhabit the area, and perhaps see the most famous Everglades inhabitant—the alligator. Fish is fresh and delicious in Florida. Grouper is probably the most popular choice and is served almost any way imaginable. A true Florida staple is a fresh grouper sandwich and fries eaten outside by the water.

December 31, 2018 – At Sea

January 1, 2019 – Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos – Day Open

Capital island of the Turks and Caicos, Grand Turk is one of the main historical points of Turks and Caicos. Cockburn Town is the administrative capital and the historic and cultural center of the islands.

It is strongly reputed to be the landfall island of Columbus during his discovery of the New World in 1492. The town itself is well suited for a walking tour. Duke and Front Streets are lined with historic 18th and 19th century landmarks that reflect the Bermudan style architecture of the salt era.

In town you will find many Bermudian and Colonial style buildings and ruins along with the Turks and Caicos National Museum in which you will find a central exhibit that tells the story of the Molasses Reef Wreck, the oldest European shipwreck discovered in the Western Hemisphere (dated around 1505). This museum also highlights the rich cultural and natural diversity of the islands. Other historic sites include the Lighthouse, Fire Hill, and the Hawks Nest Anchorage.

One of Grand Turk’s main attractions is diving. There is an outstanding protected coral reef, which drops to 8,000 feet and is close enough to shore for beach dives. A very popular excursion just off Grand Turk is Gibbs Cay where visitors can enjoy an uninhabited island, a picnic on the beach, and a chance to feed the beautiful stingrays who swim right up to shore.

January 2, 2019 – San Juan, Puerto Rico

san juan puerto ricoWith more than 500 years in the making, San Juan is the cultural, social, and historic heart of Puerto Rico. Historic treasures of majestic Old San Juan, the charming walled city with its imposing fortresses, colorful colonial architecture and numerous attractions add to the allure.

A short taxi ride from the old city lie the world-class boutiques, including Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Ferragamo, and restaurants of Condado, the inviting beaches and resorts of Ocean Park and Isla Verde and the bohemian neighborhood of Santurce.

With so much to see and do, the city caters equally to history buffs, adventurers, shopaholics, honeymooners and indolent sunbathers.

January 3, 2019 – St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. – Day Open

st thomasThis 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.

January 4, 2019 – At Sea

January 5, 2019 – Half Moon Cay, Bahamas – Day Open

half moon cayThe 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!

January 6, 2019 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Disembark

The Ship: ms Nieuw Amsterdam

The ms Nieuw Amsterdam’s interior design and art collection reflects the glamour and history of New York City, formerly called Nieuw Amsterdam. This ship further defines and expands the Holland America Line premium brand with new concepts such as the innovative pan-Asian Tamarind restaurant and Silk Den lounge surrounded by panoramic views overlooking the ocean expanse and the Lido pool. Other additions are an Explorer’s Lounge Bar, a premium wine-tasting lounge, an elegant luxury jewelry boutique, atrium bar area, enhanced and reconfigured show lounge, and a photographic and imaging center.

 

 

Signature features:

Tamarind Restaurant and Silk Den Lounge: A new Pan-Asian restaurant and lounge with panoramic views of the ocean and Lido Pool area.

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.

Cabanas: Private cabanas are available to reserve by the day or by the cruise. Available on two decks, they are tastefully decorated, filled with amenities, and provide an exquisite and comfortable poolside retreat.

Cabana Club: Your own private oasis located high above the rest, the exclusive Cabana Club is the ultimate place to relax surrounded by healthy refreshments and luxurious amenities.

Spa Staterooms: Relaxation, privacy, serenity. These are the hallmarks of the ms Nieuw Amsterdam’s spacious new Spa Staterooms, located on the Panorama and Observation decks. They also include special spa amenities.

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.

Manhattan 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.

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, coffeehouse environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet, check email, or simply read the morning paper.

The Showroom at Sea: 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 to 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate.
The Loft: Designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age. The Loft includes our new video editing facility for teens.

Signature Suites

signature stateroom

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

Balcony Staterooms

 Balcony Stateroom

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

Ocean View Staterooms

outside stateroom

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

Interior Staterooms

inside stateroom

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

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 $700 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
7-Day Eastern Caribbean Holiday Cruise
December 30, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Sunday, December 30, 2018 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark

  1600 Ship Sails (Subject to change)
 

Monday, December 31, 2018 - At Sea

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0800 Evidence-Based Preanesthesia Evaluation W.Buhrman  
  0900 ERAS: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery "Coming to a Hospital Near You!" W.Buhrman  
  1000 Break
  1015 Update on the Guidelines for Management of the Difficult Airway L.Clark  
  1115 I've Got Them Intubated, Now How Do I Get This Tube Out? L.Clark  
  1215 Lunch Break
  1300 Reducing Variation in Anesthesia Care: Evidence-Based Guidelines and Policies W.Buhrman  
  1400 Anesthesia for Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab Procedures: Pacemakers and ICDs W.Buhrman  
  1500 Break
  1515 Sugammadex: Let's Relax Everybody? L.Clark  
  1615 Ethical Dilemmas in Anesthesia L.Clark  
  1715 Adjourn
1.9 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos - Day Open

 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0645 Anesthesia Liability and Risk Management I: Consent and Damage Control W.Buhrman  
  0745 Breakfast
  0830 Anesthesia Liability and Risk Management II: Investigation, Response, and Resolution W.Buhrman  
  0930 Anesthesia Liability and Risk Management III: Unfortunately, You Are Now a Defendant W.Buhrman  
  1030 NPO 8 hours or Not? L.Clark  
  1130 Anesthesia in the Obese L.Clark  
  1230 Adjourn
0.9 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Day Open

 

Friday, January 4, 2019 - At Sea

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0800 Upper Extremity Blocks L.Clark  
  0900 Lower Extremity Blocks L.Clark  
  1000 Break
  1015 Complex Case Anesthetic Management W.Buhrman  
  1115 Trauma Anesthesia: Notes From the "Urban Battlefield" W.Buhrman  
  1215 Lunch
  1300 Anesthesia Nightmares: "How Was Your Call Night?" W.Buhrman  
  1400 Pheochromocytoma: What If You Don't Know? L.Clark  
  1500

Interesting Articles: A Review of the Literature

L.Clark  
  1600 Adjourn
2.3 Pharmacology Hours
 
   

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

5.1 Pharmacology Hours†

 
 

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - Day Open

 

Sunday, January 6, 2019 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark

FACULTY

William Currie Buhrman, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chairman Anesthesiology
Chief of Anesthesia
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, North Carolina

Laura D. Clark, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Residency Program Director
Director of Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

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 #1036255; Expiration Date 1/4/2019.

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 between October 31, 2018 and November 30, 2018. No refund after November 30, 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.