Sail ports across the Eastern Caribbean in style and comfort when you join us aboard Holland America’s luxurious ms Koningsdam. Enjoy visiting ports in Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Half Moon Cay.

Itinerary

 
Day
Date
Port
Arrive
Depart
  Sun Feb 18 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 4:00 PM
  Mon Feb 19 At Sea
  Tues Feb 20 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
  Wed Feb 21 San Juan, Puerto Rico 1:00 PM  11:00 PM
  Thu Feb 22 St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Fri Feb 23 At Sea
  Sat Feb 24 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
  Sun Feb 25 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 7:00 AM

Sunday, February 18 - 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.

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.

Monday, February 19 - At Sea

Tuesday, February 20 - Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

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.

Wednesday, February 21 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

With more than 500 years in the making, San Juan is the cultural, social, and historic heart of Puerto Rico. Visitors are captivated by the enchantment of the island, its culture, the Old World wonders of Old San Juan, the amenities and entertainment of a modern city, and the tropical allures of a Caribbean destination.

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.

Thursday, February 22 - 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, February 23 - At Sea

Saturday, February 24 - 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!

Sunday, February 25 - Disembark in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Ship: ms Köningsdam

Pinnacle means “high point”—and the debut of Koningsdam is a high point in Holland America Line history. She’ll carry forward all of the tradition, nautical heritage, and signature service and style for which Holland America Line is known while raising the bar for 21st-century elegance. Her name sets the tone. Its roots, like the ship itself, are a mix of something contemporary and classic: “Koning,” means king in Dutch, and “dam” because the naming convention dates back to 1883. Light-filled spaces. Fluid curves. A sophisticated interplay of high technology and elegance. With beautiful architectural elements inspired by music, all woven together in a forward-thinking design approach creates an interior that blends a fresh, contemporary styling in perfect harmony with classic elegance.

Signature features of ms Köningsdam include:

The Digital Workshop: Guests will be able to show and tell their vacation memories, learning how to share all their digital memories.

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.

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

Signature Suites

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, whirlpool bath, shower and shower stall, sitting area, verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 372–384 sq. ft. including verandah.

Verandah Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 212–359 sq. ft. including verandah.

Ocean View Staterooms

Available in both large and standard, includes 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, and shower. Approximately 174–180 sq. ft.

Interior Staterooms

Available in both large and standard, includes 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed and shower. Approximately 151–233 sq. ft.

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-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise February 18-25, 2018

Sunday, February 18 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  1600 Ship Sails (subject to change)
 

Monday, February 19 - At Sea

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0800 Herbal Stuff: It's All Safe, Right? E.Frost  
  0900 How Do We Know Our Drugs Are Safe for Our Patients? E.Frost  
  1000 Break
  1015 Acid-Base Theory: A New Understanding J.Waters  
  1115 Introduction to Patient Blood Management J.Waters  
  1215 Lunch Break
  1300 Anesthetic Assessment of the Transgender Patient Presenting for Surgery E.Frost  
  1400 PBLD: The Healthy Patient for a Hernia Repair E.Frost  
  1500 Break
  1515 Beyond Basic Knowledge in Blood Banking J.Waters  
  1615 The Massive Transfusion Protocol and Damage Control Resuscitation J.Waters  
  1715 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, February 20 - Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos - Day Open

 

Wednesday, February 21 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0645 Theory and Concept Behind Blood Salvage J.Waters  
  0745 Breakfast
  0830 Indications and Contraindications to Cell Salvage J.Waters  
  0930 Waste Reduction: Opportunities in Transfusion Medicine to Reduce Cost J.Waters  
  1030 Neuroanesthesia: Not Just for the Neuroanesthesiologist! E.Frost  
  1130 Spinal Cord Injury and Its Surgery: From Stem to Stern E.Frost  
  1230 Adjourn
 

Thursday, February 22 - St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Day Open

 

Friday, February 23 - At Sea

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0800 Where Is the Basement Anyway? What Goes on in Interventional Radiology? E.Frost  
  0900 ASA 1-2 Patient: Surgeon Wants Total Preop Testing —Is That OK? E.Frost  
  1000 Break
  1015 Management of Obstetrical Hemorrhage J.Waters  
  1115 Neuraxial Anesthesia and Coagulation Dysfunction J.Waters  
  1215 Lunch
  1300 PBLD: The Night the Lights Went Out - Disaster in the OR J.Waters  
  1400 So the Patient Is Rather Overweight: How Does Obesity Impact Our Anesthetic Management? E.Frost  
  1500 What Would You Do if the Brain Is Herniating and Other Crisis Moments in Neuroanesthesia E.Frost  
  1600 Adjourn    

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Saturday, February 24 - Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - Day Open

 

Sunday, February 25 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark

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

FACULTY

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

Jonathan H. Waters, MD
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
School of Medicine University of Pittsburgh
Vice Chair, Clinical Research
Program Director Regional and Acute Pain Fellowship Program
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh
Medical Director Acute Interventional Pain Program of UPMC
Professor Swanson School of Engineering
Department of Bioengineering
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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 #1034550; Expiration Date 2/23/18.

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: 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 December 20, 2017 and January 19, 2018. No refund after January 19, 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.