Experience the best cruising has to offer onboard Holland America's beautiful ms Zuiderdam. Sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Caribbean ports including Turks and Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, Sint Maarten; and Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.

Itinerary

  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Sat Jan 18 Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark 5:00 PM
  Sun Jan 19 At Sea    
  Mon Jan 20 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
  Tue Jan 21 San Juan, Puerto Rico 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
  Wed Jan 22
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
  Thu Jan 23 At Sea    
  Fri Jan 24
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
  Sat Jan 25
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark 7:00 AM  

Saturday, January 18 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark

ftlauderdaleBeaches, boats, and year-round warm, sunny weather make Fort Lauderdale a mecca for vacationers and sports enthusiasts. Once an infamous spring break destination, the “Venice of America” now has a decidedly upscale, sophisticated vibe. Cruise its famous canals and check out the passing scene of luxury mansions. Watch for the historic Stranahan home, a former trading post, and now the city’s oldest surviving structure. Spend an afternoon in the posh galleries and boutiques of Las Olas Boulevard, and unwind in a chic little bistro. Wildlife lovers will find much to explore in nearby Everglades National Park.

Sunday, January 19 - At Sea

Monday, January 20 - Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos - Day Open

ftlauderdaleCapital 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.

Tuesday, January 21 - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Afternoon Open

ftlauderdalePuerto 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.

Wednesday, January 22 - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten - Day Open

ftlauderdaleWhen 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.

Thursday, January 23 - At Sea

Friday, January 24 - Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - Day Open

ftlauderdaleThe 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!

Saturday, January 25 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark

The Ship: ms Zuiderdam

shipThe first ship in Holland America’s Vista-class series, the ms Zuiderdam embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as a diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod propulsion system. Suspended in a three-story atrium, a Waterford Crystal Seahorse sets the mood for exquisite pieces of art to be seen throughout this elegant ship. Other notable pieces include a painting of Queen Beatrix by pop culture icon, Andy Warhol, medallions by Frank Lloyd Wright, cast aluminum elevator doors inspired by the art deco work of the New York Chrysler Building, and a massive floral painting by Charles Ben. You will also discover a large collection of antiques and centuries-old paintings throughout the ship.

 

Signature features of the ms Zuiderdam include:

• The Digital Workshop: Guests will be able to show and tell their vacation memories, learning how to share all their digital memories through email, blogging and social networking so friends and family can see where they’ve been cruising even before they return home.

• 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.

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

• Vista Show Lounge: 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 through 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate.

• The Loft: Designed exclusively for teens 13 to 17 to have fun, socialize, and hang out with people their own age.

Veranda Stateroom

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Spacious staterooms located throughout the ship, each with its own private veranda.

Oceanview Stateroom

oceanview

Window staterooms with a sitting area where you can kick back and relax after a day that has been as busy or easy as you want.

Inside Stateroom

inside

Staterooms with ample living space, including a sitting area and a flat screen TV.

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

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 January 18-25, 2020

Saturday, January 18 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark

  1700 Ship Sails (subject to change)
 

Sunday, January 19 - At Sea

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0755 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0800 Update on Care of the Patient With Head Trauma E.Frost  
  0900 Monitoring the Central Nervous System: New Gadgets - Do They Really Help? E.Frost  
  1000 Break
  1015 Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity History and the Latest Recommendations R.McAllister  
  1115 Update on the Role of Lipid Emulsion in Clinical Practice: New Roles and Research Into Future Roles R.McAllister  
  1215 Lunch Break
  1300 Spinal Cord Injury and Its Surgery: From Stem to Stern E.Frost  
  1400 PBLD: What Would You Do If - the Patient's Brain Is Herniating? E.Frost  
  1500 Break
  1515 Why Vigilance Matters: A Review of Rare and Preventable Complications in Anesthesiology Part I R.McAllister  
  1615 Why Vigilance Matters: A Review of Rare and Preventable Complications in Anesthesiology Part II R.McAllister  
  1715 Adjourn
 

Monday, January 20 - Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos - Day Open

Tuesday, January 21 - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Afternoon Open

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0645 The Dangers of Social Media in Medical Practice R.McAllister  
  0745 Breakfast Break
  0830 Impairment in Anesthesiology R.McAllister  
  0930 Rarities: Cases You Rarely Encounter That Have Anesthetic Implications E.Frost  
  1030 Anesthetic Assessment of the Transgender Patient Presenting for Surgery E.Frost  
  1130 Adjourn
 

Wednesday, January 22 - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten - Day Open

  1500 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1515 Obstetrical Emergencies I R.McAllister  
  1615 Obstetrical Emergencies II R.McAllister  
  1715 Adjourn
 

Thursday, January 23 - At Sea

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0800 So the Patient Is Rather Overweight: How Does Obesity Impact Our Anesthetic Management? E.Frost  
  0900 PBLD: The Patient Has Been Extubated and Now Is Not Breathing Among Other Scenarios E.Frost  
  1000 Break
  1015 Update on the Perioperative and Obstetric Management of the Jehovah's Witness Patient R.McAllister  
  1115 Lunch Break
  1300 Vision for the Future: Update on Postoperative Vision Loss R.McAllister  
  1400 Postoperative Problems We Might Not Think About That Impact Care E.Frost  
  1500 PBLD: The PACU Nurse Calls - the Patient Is Very Sleepy E.Frost  
  1600 Adjourn    

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Friday, January 24 - Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - Day Open

Saturday, January 25 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark

FACULTY

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

Russell Keith McAllister, MD, FASA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Assistant Dean of Quality and Patient Safety
Residency Program Director
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Scott & White Medical Center
Temple, Texas

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 #107152; Expiration Date 1/13/2020.

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 between November 19, 2019 and November 19, 2019. No refund after December 19, 2019; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS program within 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) 456-7962 - 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.