Experience the best cruising has to offer onboard the beautiful Harmony of the Seas. Conveniently cruising roundtrip from Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida, you have the opportunity to explore the ports of Coco Cay, Bahamas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Philipsburg, Sint Maarten.

Itinerary

  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Sun Apr 5 Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida - Embark 4:30 PM
  Mon Apr 6 Coco Cay, Bahamas 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
  Tue Apr 7 At Sea    
  Wed Apr 8 San Juan, Puerto Rico 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
  Thu Apr 9
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Fri Apr 10
At Sea    
  Sat Apr 11
At Sea    
  Sun Apr 12
Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida - Disembark 6:00 AM  

Sunday, April 5 - Board ship in Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida

The gateway to Central Florida, Port Canaveral provides access to the wonderful theme parks and entertainment complexes of Orlando, the spectacular wonders of the Kennedy Space Center, and the natural habitats of the alligator and Florida manatee.

Experience the wonders of the Kennedy Space Center with the whole family. See, hear, and touch NASA's glorious past, inspiring present and exciting future. Stroll through the Rocket Garden, home of Apollo and Gemini-era rockets, board life-size replicas of the space shuttle Explorer, and see spacecraft that have actually orbited the Earth. Other options include taking an exciting and educational airboat tour into central Florida’s Everglades.

As you travel deep into the wilderness, you’ll glide over a sea of grass into the pristine fresh-water eco-system of Bald Cypress Swamp, where alligators and other wildlife abound.

Monday, April 6 - Coco Cay, Bahamas

Surrounded by the gentle, translucent waters of the Bahamas chain lies the secluded island of CocoCay®, an eco-certified private destination. Reserved exclusively for cruise ship guests, this 140-acre tropical paradise was awarded a Gold-Level Eco-Certification by Sustainable Travel International™ for its environmentally friendly activities and tours.

With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventures. Explore new aquatic facilities, nature trails, and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax, and enjoy a tropical drink. Discover many ways to relax or go on a unique adventure in CocoCay. One of the most popular things to do is to take a thrilling ride on a waverunner.

Enjoy Caylana’s Aqua Park, a fun-filled floating playground for kids of all ages. Take an exhilarating ride in the skies on a parasail. Spend the day relaxing in a hammock on the beach and enjoy island-style seaside barbecue. Explore the island through eco-tours, from a guided nature walk that ends in a secluded beach to leisurely kayaking and snorkeling adventures.

Tuesday, April 7 - At Sea

Wednesday, April 8 - 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 9 - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

When the Spanish closed their colonial fort on St. Maarten in 1648, a few Dutch and French soldiers hid on the island and decided to share it. Soon after, the Netherlands and France signed a formal agreement to split St. Maarten in half, as it is today. Philipsburg displays its Dutch heritage in its architecture and landscaping. The island offers endless stretches of beach, beautiful landscapes, and great shopping. Compete in an actual race on an America’s Cup shortened course. Grind a winch, trim a sail or just sit back and enjoy. Professional sailors will give you a quick lesson, then you’re off to compete on Stars and Stripes, one of the most famous sailboats in the world. Rendezvous at one of the newest and trendiest restaurants in French St. Maarten. Explore Orient Bay, the French Riviera of the Caribbean, with over 1.5 miles of white-sand beaches. Admire the delicate nature and dazzling colors of hundreds of butterflies as you tour St. Maarten’s popular Butterfly Farm.

Friday, April 10 - At Sea

Saturday, April 11 - At Sea

Sunday, April 12 - Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida

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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.

Current Anesthesia Practice
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
April 5-12, 2020

Sunday, April 5 - Cape Canaveral, Florida

  1600 Ship Sails (subject to change)
 

Monday, April 6 - At Sea

  0900 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0915 Controversial Topics in Labor Analgesia P.Flood  
  1015 Controversial Topics in Cesareans Anesthesia P.Flood  
  1115 Important Changes in Anesthetic Pharmacology During Pregnancy, Labor, Delivery and Breast Feeding P.Flood  
  1215 Lunch Break
  1330 Drug Shortages: How to Manage Your Practice and Patients S.Shafer  
  1430 Comparative Opioid Pharmacology: The Real Deal S.Shafer  
  1530 Pharmacology of Intravenous Anesthetics: How to Use Them in Your Practice S.Shafer  
  1630 Update on Preeclampsia for the Anesthesia Provider P.Flood  
  1730 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, April 7 - At Sea

  0900 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0915 The Enigma of Nitrous Oxide S.Shafer  
  1015 Make Drug Dosing Make Sense: Understanding Basic Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Concepts S.Shafer  
  1115 Pharmacology's Greatest Riddle: The Mechanism of General Anesthetic Action S.Shafer  
  1215 Lunch Break
  1330 Obstetric Anesthesia Management of Parturients With Congenital Heart Disease P.Flood  
  1430 New Data on Anesthetic Management of Obstetrical Hemorrhage P.Flood  
  1530 Don't Give Up on Mom: Maternal Resuscitation P.Flood P.Flood  
  1630 Adjourn
 

Wednesda, April 8 - Philipsburg, St. Maarten - Day Open

Thursday, April 9 - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Day Open

Friday, April 10 - At Sea

  0900 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0915 Anesthetic Consideration of Patients Who Abuse Drugs P.Flood  
  1015 A Multimodal Approach to Pediatric Analgesia P.Flood  
  1115 Updates on Sedation and Analgesia in the ICU P.Flood  
  1215 Lunch Break
  1315 Regional Analgesia: Are New Options Better Than Plain Bupivacaine S.Shafer  
  1415 The Anesthetic Drug Pipeline S.Shafer  
  1515 Most Published Research Findings Are False: What to Bring to Your Practice S.Shafer  
  1615 Propofol: Murder, Mayhem, and Mercy S.Shafer  
  1715 Adjourn    

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Saturday, April 11 - CocoCay, Bahamas - Day Open

Sunday, April 12 - Cape Canaveral, Florida - Disembark

FACULTY

Pamela Flood, MD, MA
Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Steven Shafer
Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult Msd)
The Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, Caifornia

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 is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

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 February 4, 2019 to March 6, 2019. No refund after March 6, 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 30 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 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 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! 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 (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - 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.