Locations

Itinerary

Date Ports of Call Arrival Time Departure Time Activity
Sat - Apr 09, 2022 Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 3:30 PM Boarding
Sun - Apr 10, 2022 Cruising - - -
Mon - Apr 11, 2022 San Juan, Puerto Rico 3:30 PM 11:00 PM Docked
Tue - Apr 12, 2022 Charlotte Amalie, St.Thomas 8:00 AM 6:00 PM Docked
Wed - Apr 13, 2022 Basseterre, St. Kitts 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Docked
Thu - Apr 14, 2022 Cruising - - -
Fri - Apr 15, 2022 Cruising - - -
Sat - Apr 16, 2022 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 7:00 AM - Departure

Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark

miamiBeaches, boats, and year-round warm, sunny weather make Ft. 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.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

miamiExplore majestic Old San Juan, a charming walled city with imposing fortresses and colorful colonial architecture. Walk the grounds of Castillo de San Cristobal, formerly a massive 27-acre Spanish fortification, or shop the public markets at Plaza del Mercado and La Placita for local produce, souvenirs, and handicrafts. Need a beach day? Look no further than Ocean Park Beach, where you can relax on the sand, go for a swim, or watch the windsurfers sail by. Top off your day with a tour of the Bacardi Rum distillery.

Charlotte Amalie, St.Thomas

miamiCharlotte 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.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

miamiLike no other island in the Caribbean, St. Kitts embodies a lush tropical paradise usually associated with the South Pacific. The atmosphere here is an intoxicating blend of sunlight, sea, air and abundant vegetation. At the center of St. Kitts stands the spectacular, cloud-fringed peak of Mount Liamuiga, a dormant volcano covered by a dense tropical forest. Boating tours and scuba diving expeditions are favorite activities here as is snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, water skiing, wind surfing and jet skiing. Quaint shopping areas and beautiful Colonial architecture draw visitors to browse for locally designed clothing, artwork, crafts, crystal, porcelain, jewelry, liquor, watches, and leather goods.

The Ship: Celebrity Apex

apexCelebrity ApexSM is the second ship in our highly anticipated Edge® series. With an innovative outward-facing design and visionary spaces that stand apart from anything else at sea (with the exception of her equally stunning sister, Celebrity Edge®, of course), Celebrity ApexSM will revolutionize the way you experience the world. Discover the unparalleled luxury of The Retreat, exclusively for all suite guests. Unwind in transformational accommodations that blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living. Soar above the sea on the Magic Carpet. Surrender to the carefree pleasures of the Rooftop Garden. And embark on a culinary journey through an unrivaled collection of restaurants, bars, and lounges. Celebrity Apex will sail the sparkling Mediterranean from Southampton, beginning in April 2020, and the sun-soaked Caribbean from Ft. Lauderdale, beginning in November 2020.

 

Ship Features:

Rooftop Garden: The Rooftop Garden is full of unexpected pleasures day and night. Find a cozy chair, sink in, and get lost in a good book. Sip a refreshing cocktail as you gaze out over the open ocean. Satisfy your cravings with gourmet burgers, brisket, and BBQ at the Rooftop Garden Grill. Drift away to the rhythm of live musical performances coming down to you from treetop sculptures. Get caught up in a friendly game of giant chess with fellow vacationers.

Pool Deck: Designed by Tom Wright, the Celebrity Edge main pool and surrounding areas showcase the terraced Pool Deck—a stunning asymmetrical space that makes ocean views and landscapes the focal point.

At the center of this space is a 25-yard lap pool, the largest in our fleet, featuring in-pool loungers. Positioned magnificently above the Pool Bar is an oversized and ever-changing mirror installation. Along with unique tree sculptures that add an air of whimsy, it’s part of a remarkable poolside gallery that sets this space apart from any other at sea.

Another attention-grabbing addition to the pool deck—and another first for Celebrity—are two striking, two-story martini hot tubs, that take unwinding at sea to new heights.

Private Cabanas: Just off the pool deck are the outward-facing, private cabanas. Spacious (165 square feet) and airy (more than 18 feet high), these luxurious coves invite you to climb in and get lost in the plush seating and incredible views of the sea. At night, ambient lighting turns the cabanas into intimate spaces perfect for enjoying cocktails and the moonlight glimmering off the ocean.

The Solarium: The Solarium now features a three-dimensional art wall that represents the beautiful colors and movement of the ocean. It’s the perfect complement to the serene atmosphere where you can restore both your tan and your sanity.

A Taste of Film: Catch a movie at A Taste of Film for an interactive fusion of food and film. Dance the night away as a live band plays your favorite songs. Or just lie back on a comfy lounger and gaze up at the sea of stars above you as you glide over the sea below.

The Magic Carpet: The Magic Carpet is designed with comfortable seating, a full bar, and space for live music performances. Depending on the positioning, its mood and function changes—providing exciting new venues, incredible visual perspectives, and a distinct experience on every deck it visits.

At the very top of the ship, the Magic Carpet becomes an extraordinary venue high in the sky where mouthwatering experiences such as Dinner on the Edge are hosted. Down to Deck 14, the Magic Carpet becomes a stunning extension of the main pool area, while on Deck 5, it serves as an unforgettable, open-air dining experience. Then at the bottom on Deck 2, the Magic Carpet becomes an extension of modern luxury at The Destination Gateway.

Eden: Eden, like so many aspects of Celebrity Edge, represents another revolution in modern luxury travel. It’s a space where nature is so present, it is "a room that lives." It’s an experience so multi-faceted and innovative, you won’t find anything else like it at sea. No two visits to Eden are ever the same.


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Balcony Stateroom

ocean view veranda

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

Oceanview Stateroom

ocean view

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 flat screen TV.

Photos and renderings of guestrooms are representative of the general design and view of the rooms.
The exact layout and view in any of the guestroom photos are not guaranteed.

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 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.

Topics in Anesthesia
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
April 9-16, 2022

Saturday, April 9 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark

  1530 Ship Sails (subject to change)
 

Sunday, April 10 - At Sea

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0840 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0845 CSE, DPE, and Epidural Techniques: Is There an Optimal Technique for Labor Analgesia? L.Tsen  
  0945 Epidural Technique v3.0: The Dural Puncture Epidural Technique L.Tsen  
  1045 My Two Cents: Clinical Conundrums in Obstetric Analgesia and Anesthesia L.Tsen  
  1145 Lunch Break
  1245 Tomorrow's Pharmacology Today and Beyond P.Strube  
  1345 DOGMA, Traditions: What Is the Evidence? P.Strube  
  1445 Pharmacogenetics and Personalized Anesthesia Care P.Strube  
  1545 Adjourn
 

Monday, April 11 - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Afternoon Open

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 Old Drugs for New Tricks, Maximizing Outcomes P.Strube  
  0945 A Different View of Allergies and Sensitivity P.Strube  
  1045 Break
  1100 Reducing Obstetric General Anesthesia: Ten Practical, Tested Tips L.Tsen  
  1200 Major Obstetric Hemorrhage: A Perspective on Protocols L.Tsen  
  1300 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, April 12 - Charlotte Amalie, U.S.V.I. - Day Open

Wednesday, April 13 - Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis - Day Open

Thursday, April 14 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 Optimizing Oxytocin and Alternative Uterotonic Agent Use for Cesarean Delivery L.Tsen  
  0945 Analgesia and Anesthesia for the High BMI Parturient L.Tsen  
  1045 Break
  1100 Operational Security and the Active Shooter in the Operating Room P.Strube  
  1200 Herbals and the Hidden Dangers to Anesthesia P.Strube  
  1300 Lunch Break
  1400 Optimizing and Managing the Parturient With Cardiac Pathology L.Tsen  
  1500 Motivating the Rat: Managing the Disruptive Coworker L.Tsen  
  1600 Adjourn
 

Friday, April 15 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 I Am a Chronic Pain Patient: Do You Treat Me Differently? P.Strube  
  0945 Physiology of Pain: We Talk About It, But Do We Really Understand Pain? P.Strube  
  1045 Bioterrorism to COVID-19: What Comes Next and the Role of Anesthesia P.Strube  
  1145 Beating Burnout: A Meditation on Health, Integration and Presence L.Tsen  
  1245 Adjourn    
 

Saturday, April 16 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Rev. 6/8/21

FACULTY

Peter Strube, DNAP, CRNA, MBA, MSNA, APNP, APRN, LTC (Retired)
Assistant Program Director, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
CEO Trollway Anesthesia and Educational Services
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

Lawrence C. Tsen, MD
Associate Professor in Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Director of Anesthesia, Center for Reproductive Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Associate Director, Center for Professionalism and Peer Support
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

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 February 8, 2022 and March 10, 2022. No refund after March 10, 2022; 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 Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@goingplacestravel.net

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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