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

The Ship: Harmony of the Seas®

4Introducing 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.

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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.

Ocean View 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

Email us at info@nwas.com or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065

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 anesthesia specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The practitioner of anesthesiology must 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; and provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner. Presentations are designed to facilitate the healthcare provider in reviewing, updating, and/or expanding knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional.

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 - Embark

  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 Cesarean 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
 

Wednesday, 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, 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 #1037923; Expiration Date 4/10/2020.

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 Gray: 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.