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

Itinerary

  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Sun Apr. 14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark 5:00PM
  Mon Apr. 15 At Sea  
  Tue Apr. 16 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos 8:00AM 3:00PM
  Wed Apr. 17 San Juan, Puerto Rico 1:00PM 11:00PM
  Thu Apr. 18
St. Thomas, U.S.V.I 8:00AM 5:00PM
  Fri Apr. 19
At Sea    
  Sat Apr. 20
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 8:00AM 3:00PM
  Sun Apr. 21
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark 7:00AM  

Sunday, April 14 - 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, April 15 - At Sea

Tuesday, April 16 - 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, April 17- San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is an island offering so many vacation experiences that it calls itself "The Continent of Puerto Rico." Become captivated by the enchantment of the island's culture, its modern city amenities and entertainment, and the tropical beauty of a Caribbean destination. Puerto Rico is the largest and most populated island of an archipelago with fertile coasts and a rugged, fairly mountainous interior with lush rainforest.

Discover the historic treasures of majestic Old San Juan, the charming walled city with its imposing fortresses and colorful colonial architecture. Check out 'Plaza del Mercado' and 'La Placita', as it’s affectionately known, a thriving public market by day where vendors hawk their wares and some of the freshest produce from all over the island. And don’t forget to take some Puerto Rican rum and coffee home with you.


Thursday, April 18 - 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, April 19 - At Sea

Saturday, April 20 - 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, April 21 - Disembark in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Ship: Holland America - Nieuw Statendam

Nieuw Statendam Grand light-filled spaces, visual drama and sumptuous interiors inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments, Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam is a beautifully appointed mid-sized ship, proudly reflecting more than 140 years of Dutch seafaring tradition. At the heart of the ship, Nieuw Statendam’s central atrium is breathtaking, soaring three decks high. With sophisticated décor and amenities, staterooms aboard ms Nieuw Statendam provide a welcoming haven at the end of an eventful day.

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.

America’s Test Kitchen: 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.

Grand Dutch Café: 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.

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.

Club HAL® and the Loft: 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 Stateroom

With a teak-lined verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable sitting area, these comfortable suites are filled with light. They include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus a whirlpool bath and shower, mini-bar and refrigerator. Approximately 393–400 sq. ft. including verandah.

Balcony Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 228-420 sq. ft. including verandah.

Oceanview Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 175-282 sq. ft.

Inside Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 143-225 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 $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

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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 Anesthesia7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida April 14-21, 2019

Sunday, April 14 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark

  1700 Ship Sails (subject to change)
 

Monday, April 15 - At Sea

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0755 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0800 Perioperative Cardiac Risk Reduction: Beta Blockers, Statins, ASA, Clonidine, ACE Inhibitors, ARBs: Effects on Mortality A.Wallace  
  0900 Pacemakers Made Incredibly Simple A.Wallace  
  1000 Break
  1015 What's New in Neurosurgery? I.Osborn  
  1115 Time Is Brain! Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke I.Osborn  
  1215 Lunch Break
  1300 Coagulopathy and Cardiac Surgery A.Wallace  
  1400 Hemodynamic Management and Goal-Directed Therapy A.Wallace  
  1500 Break
  1515 Perioperative Management of Patients With Morbid Obesity I.Osborn  
  1615 Complications of Intraoperative Positioning I.Osborn  
  1715 Adjourn
2.6 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Tuesday, April 16 - Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos - Day Open

 

Wednesday, April 17 - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Afternoon Open

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0645 Cardiac Output Monitors A.Wallace  
  0745 Breakfast Break
  0830 Adrenergic Systems A.Wallace  
  0930 The Neurosurgical Airway: Challenges, Myths, Innovations I.Osborn  
  1030 Look Ma, No Tube! Exploring the Noninvasive Ventilation Techniques I.Osborn  
  1130 PBLD: The Patient With Chronic Pain for Spine Surgery I.Osborn  
  1230 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Thursday, April 18 - St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Day Open

 

Friday, April 19 - At Sea

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0800 Inotropes A.Wallace  
  0900 Conscious Sedation A.Wallace  
  1000 Break
  1015 Anesthesia for Cerebrovascular Disease I.Osborn  
  1115 Awareness in Anesthesia: What Are the Current Facts? I.Osborn  
  1215 Lunch Break
  1300 PTSD and Central Adrenergics A.Wallace  
  1400 Remote Patient Monitors and the Reduction of Hospital Mortality A.Wallace  
  1500 Drug Use and the Addicted Physician A.Wallace  
  1600 Adjourn 4.1 Pharmacology Hours  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

8.2 Pharmacology Hours†

 

FACULTY

Irene P. Osborn, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Division of Neuroanesthesia
Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, 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 #1036551; Expiration Date 4/19/2019.

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 February 13, 2019 and March 15, 2019. No refund after March 15, 2019; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made 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.