Locations

Experience the best cruising has to offer onboard Holland America's beautiful ms Nieuw Stadendam. Conveniently cruising roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, you'll have the opportunity to explore the ports of Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Georgetown, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico.

Itinerary

  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Sun Mar 1 Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark 05:00 PM
  Mon Mar 2 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 08:00 AM 04:00 PM
  Tue Mar 3 At Sea    
  Wed Mar 4
Ocho Rios, Jamaica 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
  Thu Mar 5
Georgetown, Grand Cayman 08:00 AM 04:00 PM
  Fri Mar 6
Cozumel, Mexico 11:00 AM 11:00 PM
  Sat Mar 7
At Sea    
  Sun Mar 8
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark 08:00 AM  

Saturday, March 1 - Board ship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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, March 2 - Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

The private island of Holland America Cruise Line, Half Moon Cay, allows you to enjoy your fantasy of a secluded Caribbean Island. Miles of white sand beach, crystal clear water for awesome 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!

Tuesday, March 3 - At Sea

Wednesday, March 4 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica – Day Open

ocho riosThe town of Ocho Rios, on Jamaica's north coast, is edged with beautiful white-sand beaches and unbelievable landscapes. Contrary to popular belief, its name does not refer to "eight rivers," the literal Spanish translation. It derives instead from the Spanish word "chorreras," meaning "waterfalls," of which Ocho Rios has many. Just west of downtown Ocho Rios, you’ll discover one of Jamaica’s most famous waterfalls, Dunn’s River Falls. The cool mountain waters plunge 600 feet to smooth limestone beds, then stream under the roadway before mingling with the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Whether you climb the falls or swim in the chilly eddies on the ocean side, you're sure to remember this place. When you’re in Jamaica, you shouldn't miss the mouthwatering Jamaican jerk pork and chicken. It's not haute cuisine, but you’ll crave these delicious traditional meats for years to come.

Thursday, March 5 - Georgetown, Grand Cayman – Day Open

ocho riosIn Georgetown, retail therapy is value for the money with duty-free bargains on crystal, perfume, and jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral. Name your game and you’ll find it here: snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, submarining, sightseeing, or shopping.

At 28 miles long, Grand Cayman is the largest of the Cayman Islands, lying between Cuba and Jamaica. Its warm climate, low rainfall and tranquil waters make it an ideal destination for sun-seekers and divers. The flora and fauna of the Cayman Islands are surprisingly diverse and include the spectacular Cayman blue iguana. The premier attraction on Grand Cayman is Seven Mile Beach, white as snow and soft as talc.

Friday, March 6 - Cozumel, Mexico – Afternoon Open

ocho riosFor beauty, beaches, and Mexican sunshine, there’s nowhere like Cozumel. Brilliant emerald water, white sand beaches, spectacular scuba diving and fishing—plus bargain prices, ancient ruins, and friendly hosts—all in a relaxed, no hustle atmosphere. Cozumel is famous as a diver’s resort, but its laid-back pace, barefoot charm, and magnificent beaches hold something for everyone.

Cozumel is rated as one of the top ten sportfishing “hotspots” in the world. Cozumel offers the best shopping in the Yucatan for craft items, leather, hammocks, clothing, and jewelry items. You will enjoy the hassle-free shops and boutiques. For the diver, or those wishing to take up this fascinating sport, Cozumel offers the ultimate in Caribbean diving. There is an unmatched assortment of spectacular reefs, tunnels, cliffs, coral of every description, and sea life beyond compare.

Saturday, March 7 - Disembark in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Ship: Holland America - Nieuw Statendam

shipNieuw 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.

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Signature Suite

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2 lower beds convertible to 1 King-size bed, 1 Murphy bed for 1 person, full-size whirlpool bath, shower, additional shower stall, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 393-400 sq. ft. including verandah.

Verandah 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.

Ocean View Stateroom

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

Interior Stateroom

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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 $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 Western Caribbean Cruise March 1-8, 2020

Sunday, March 1 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  1600 Ship Sails (subject to change)
 

Monday, March 2 - Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - Day Open

Tuesday, March 3 - At Sea

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Flying the Anesthesia Machine: So Easy a Caveman Can Do It? S.Barker  
  0800 Breakfast Break
  0915 Perioperative Arrhythmia: Part I R.Lenhardt  
  1015 Perioperative Arrhythmia: Part II R.Lenhardt  
  1115 Anticoagulants and Reversal Before Surgery R.Lenhardt  
  1215 Lunch Break
  1315 Anesthesia for Trauma: Part I S.Barker  
  1415 Anesthesia for Trauma: Part II S.Barker  
  1515 Break
  1530 Anesthesia for the Elderly S.Barker  
  1630 Hyperglycemia in the Perioperative Period R.Lenhardt  
  1730 Anesthesia for the Morbidly Obese Patient R.Lenhardt  
  1830 Adjourn
 

Wednesday, March 4 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica - Day Open

Thursday, March 5 - Georgetown, Grand Cayman - Day Open

Friday, March 6 - Cozumel, Mexico - Afternoon Open

  0645 Registration
  0700 Blood Gas Analysis S.Barker  
  0800 Breakfast Break
  0900 Electrical Safety in the OR S.Barker  
  1000 Clinical Case Discussion: "Fire in O.R. #9" S.Barker  
  1100 Adjourn
 

Saturday, March 7 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0900 Anesthesia for Robotic Abdominal Surgery R.Lenhardt  
  1000 Modern Fasting Guidelines R.Lenhardt  
  1100 MRI and Anesthesia R.Lenhardt  
  1200 New Developments in Oxygen Transport and Monitoring S.Barker  
  1300 Lunch
  1400 Clinical Case Discussions: Monitoring of Oxygenation and Ventilation S.Barker  
  1500 Dealing With the Disruptive Colleague S.Barker  
  1600 Hyperthermia and Anesthesia R.Lenhardt  
  1700 Prevention and Treatment of Perioperative Hypothermia R.Lenhardt  
  1800 Adjourn    
   

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
 

Sunday, March 8 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark

FACULTY

Steven J. Barker, PhD, MD
Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona

Rainer Lenhardt, MD, MBA
Professor and Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Anesthesiology and Preoperative Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

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 between January 1, 2020 and January 31, 2020. No refund after January 31, 2020; 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) 456-7962 - 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.

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