7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise


Itinerary

  Day Date Port of Call Arrival* Departure* Activity
  Sat Mar 18, 2023 Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 4:00 PM Embark
  Sun Mar 19, 2023 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 8:00 AM 3:00 PM Tendered
  Mon Mar 20, 2023 At Sea - -  
  Tue Mar 21, 2023 Georgetown, Cayman Islands 9:00 AM 6:00 PM Tendered
  Wed Mar 22, 2023 Ocho Rios, Jamaica 9:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked
  Thu Mar 23, 2023 At Sea - -  
  Fri Mar 24, 2023 Key West, Florida 10:00 AM 7:00 PM  
  Sat Mar 25, 2023 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 7:00 AM   Disembark
  *Embark/Departure/Disembark times subject to change.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Ft. Lauderdale is sometimes called the Venice of America because of its many canals and waterways. It's home to the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, one of the largest in-water boat shows in the world; one of the many reasons our Fort Lauderdale cruise guests love visiting. Guests of Ft. Lauderdale cruises can easily get a taste of the area's nautical lifestyle by cruising the Intracoastal Waterway on an old-fashioned paddle wheeler. Other options include hopping aboard one of the popular water taxis or Venetian gondolas that glide down the historic New River that flows right through town.

While Ft. Lauderdale is often overshadowed by its flashy neighbor, Miami, the port city is expanding rapidly as major developers and high-end resorts build up the beachfront and surrounding neighborhoods. Visitors will find world-class shopping on famous Las Olas Boulevard, celebrated restaurants and a cultural explosion in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District. It's clear that the city is solidifying its place as a sophisticated destination, and one of the reasons our Fort Lauderdale cruises are a popular choice for many vacation goers.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

All Bahama Islands are full of tropical wonders and sun-kissed beaches. But Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s private island in the Bahamas is an absolute stunner. We’re not the only ones enamored with Holland America's crescent-shaped slice of heaven - Half Moon Cay is the highest-rated Bahamas private island. It has won Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Best Private Island award consecutively for 20 years and garnered the best in Travel Weekly's Readers' Choice Awards. When you feel the sugar-white sand on your toes or see its brilliant blue lagoon, you’ll understand why cruise travelers love Half Moon Cay. True bucket-list excursions, secluded cabanas, and stunning beaches make it ideal for any type of vacation.

Georgetown, Cayman Islands

A cruise to the Cayman Islands has everything you would want from a Caribbean destination - warm breezes, clear seas and a laid-back attitude - but the archipelago also has something you might not expect: an exciting culinary scene. Between the celebrity chefs who’ve set up shop on Grand Cayman and the 135 or so resident nationalities that have helped season the island’s giant melting pot, this is, hands down, one of the best places to eat in the Caribbean. In and around George Town, the Cayman Islands' capital, you’ll find such an amazing array of culinary offerings, you’ll fear for the future of any buttons, snaps or hooks on your waistband.

And that’s where the island’s other chief pleasures come in: There’s enough walking (whether along the fabled Seven Mile Beach, around historic sites or through lush gardens) as well as stunning swimming, snorkeling and diving to be done to counter the effects of . . . So. Much. Good. Food. Or at least you can begin to. Oh, and one warning: Should you wind up at Rum Point - Grand Cayman’s castaway beach imago - there’s a good chance your ship is, by your own design, sailing without you. Regardless of what you do, the Cayman Islands are sure to have something relaxing and enjoyable for you to experience and remember.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

On his fourth voyage, Columbus was marooned for a year outside of Ocho Rios on Jamaica’s north coast. You may imagine that the explorer gave the town its name after finding eight rivers here, but surprisingly that isn't its origin: It's a corruption of a word for waterfalls, of which there are many - far more than eight. Anyway, if you want to talk like a local, just call it Ochi.

In the last century, the north coast was a favorite of literary and Hollywood figures from Noël Coward to Errol Flynn. The first Bond film, Dr. No, was shot here, while creator Ian Fleming lived near Ochi at his Goldeneye estate. Visitors to Jamaica today are likely to think of reggae first, of course, and Bob Marley was born right here in the St. Ann Parish. The Ocho Rios Jazz Festival, held at various venues in May and June, is a big draw as well. The area near Ochi has seen significant upgrades to its ports and roads in recent years, and getting around to check out this part of Jamaica is much easier than it was in the past. The nearby region is one of the island’s finest for nature hikes among all the plants that provide the spices and fruits that go into making Jamaican cooking so outrageously delicious.

Key West, Florida

One of the first things you’ll notice on your Key West cruise is the colorful gingerbread wooden houses and the amazing sunsets, and the constant crowing of roosters. Hundreds of the noisy birds - along with their quieter-clucking mates - roam the streets at all hours, and are nearly as synonymous with Key West cruises as its six-toed cats, the famous furry residents of Ernest Hemingway’s mansion in the Old Town district. They’re all part of the quirky charm of the United States' southernmost point, whose compact 11 square kilometers (4.2 square miles) pack in everything from gorgeous historic architecture and spectacular fishing and sailing to a raucous party scene along famed Duval Street. All of which is truly enjoyed by vacationers who cruise to Key West, Florida.

The Ship: ms Nieuw Statendam
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Fluid lines and dramatic spaces make the Holland America Nieuw Statendam a modern beauty. The second in the line of Pinnacle-class cruise ships, its design draws inspiration from the elegant curves of musical instruments. When not relaxing in well-appointed suites or staterooms, guests will have a multitude of innovative dining and entertainment options—from Rudi’s Sel de Mer to Nami Sushi to the Rolling Stone Rock Room, B.B. King’s Blues Club, and the visually stunning two-level World Stage.

Signature features of ms Nieuw Statendam include:

Rolling Stone Rock Room: When you’re ready to rock, head to the Rolling Stone Rock Room, the ultimate live music venue on ship. Hear your favs and classic hits, right from Rolling Stone magazine's top song lists.

Lincoln Center Stage: Enjoy classical cruise ship music and onboard entertainment. In an exclusive partnership with the world’s leading center for the performing arts, music virtuosos perform familiar classics and twists on contemporary favorites.

B.B. King's Blues Club: When you’re in the mood to move, it's time for live music on your cruise. Direct from Beale Street in Memphis, B.B. King's All-Star Band cooks up a rich southern heritage of classic soul and rock & roll to get you dancing.

BBC Earth in Concert: Holland America partnered with BBC Earth to bring innovative and breathtaking programming that features a massive backdrop of BBC Earth nature footage paired with live music. See eye-to-eye with wildlife and witness incredible scenes as talented musicians play the score. It’s an unforgettable experience that will fill you with awe and leave you with a new perspective on the planet.

Billboard Onboard: 2 pianos - 60 Years of Chart Toppers - 100s Of Songs. Sing along, test your music trivia skills or just sit back and enjoy as the hits fill the room each night.

Greenhouse Spa & Salon*: During a leisurely day at sea, few places help you refresh, relax and rejuvenate like the Greenhouse Spa & Salon®. This heavenly retreat nurtures every aspect of your well-being with renowned spa rituals and healing touches. In the spa, pamper your skin with facial treatments featuring premium, naturally sourced ingredients. Nurture your body, too, with massage treatments employing time-honored, hands-on massage techniques gleaned from around the world.

World Stage: Watch music shows and other entertainment like you never have before at World Stage.

The Casino: Your Holland America Line ship’s Casino offers a wide array of gaming options. Whether you prefer slot machines or want to try your hand at blackjack or poker, dealers and staff are available to provide complimentary instruction - and they offer many engaging tournament options. The Casino is only open at sea.

Club HAL: Holland America Line's youth activities program, Club HAL, offers an array of entertaining events for kids and teens ages 3-17, supervised by a full-time, professionally trained staff. They'll have an opportunity to join other kids their age for arts and crafts, sports, video game competitions, scavenger hunts, challenging team games and themed parties.

Pinnacle Grill*: Pinnacle Grill is the ultimate steakhouse at sea, where an exceptional menu and impeccable service make for one of finest meals you’ll ever have. The refined menu features a selection of 28-day wet-aged USDA Prime steaks - meticulously chosen to guarantee the finest quality - as well as classic steakhouse dishes and innovative recipes from James Beard Award-winning chef and Culinary Council® member, David Burke. Every dish is exquisitely prepared, beautifully plated and complemented by a vast collection of award-winning wines. Here, your meal is an event unto itself, a celebration of fine dining and a triumph of flavor.

Canaletto*: In Italy, there’s nothing more important than coming together to celebrate the joy of great food. This is the inspiration for our onboard Italian restaurant, Canaletto. Enjoy amazing Italian classics like braised chicken cacciatore al forno, branzino ai ferri or garlic shrimp ravioli. And for dessert: tiramisù, cannoli alla Siciliana, gelato, and more. Including pasta made fresh daily. Buon Appetito!

Dive-In: Dive-In offers a variety of casual culinary classics, using the highest quality ingredients. Enjoy a burger, grilled to perfection and served on a toasted brioche with our own trade-marked secret sauce. Savor a succulent Nathan’s Famous gourmet hot dog with golden French fries. Or choose a grilled chicken breast sandwich or juicy portabella mushroom stack. Dive-In is the perfect spot to dine poolside on the best burgers at sea.

Tamarind*: Praised by Condé Nast Traveler for cuisine "that rivals the top restaurants on land," Tamarind is the perfect place to explore the culinary traditions of Southeast Asia, China and Japan. The menu, which honors the elements of water, wood, fire and earth, features such exotic fare as wok-seared lobster, barramundi (Asian sea bass) in banana leaf and sushi, accompanied by chilled or heated sake. And, try specialty sushi created in collaboration with Culinary Council member and Master Sushi Chef, Andy Matsuda.

The Dining Room: For an elegant breakfast, leisurely lunch or unforgettable multi-course dinner, The Dining Room is your destination. Behind the scenes, our Culinary Council,® an elite team of seven world-renowned chefs, and talented onboard executive chefs have worked to bring each dish to perfection. For dinner, choose from classics such as Boneless Lamb Loin en Croute, Rosemary Roasted Chicken, as well as regionally inspired cuisine and artfully prepared vegetarian dishes. Enrich your journey with an extensive selection of wines, carefully selected by the Wine Curator, world-renowned wine critic James Suckling.

* These activities/restaurants involve additional cost (not included in cruise fare).

Verandah Stateroom

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Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed - Holland America's Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and bath tub with premium massage showerheads.

Ocean View Stateroom

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These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed - Holland America's Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view.

Inside Stateroom

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Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed - Holland America's signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms.

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 us. 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 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 Western Caribbean Cruise
March 18-25, 2023

Saturday, March 18 - San Diego, California - Embark

  1600 Ship Sails (subject to change)
     

Sunday, March 19 - Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

  1530 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  1540 Welcome NWAS Staff
  1545 Preoperative Evaluation T.Trentman
  1645 What's New With Aging Anesthesia Providers? T.Trentman
  1745 Adjourn
     

Monday, March 20 - At Sea

  0800 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0815 Ketamine: Multiple Uses for an Old Friend G.Crosland
  0915 Anesthesia, the Autonomic Nervous System, and a Murder Mystery T.Trentman
  1015 Evaluation of the Difficult Pediatric Airway G.Crosland
  1115 Management of the Difficult Pediatric Airway G.Crosland
  1215 Lunch Break
  1315 Electrical Safety in the OR T.Trentman
  1415 Regional Anesthesia and Peripheral Nerve Injury T.Trentman
  1515 Break
  1530 Dental Anesthesia for the Special Needs Patient G.Crosland
  1630 Anesthesia for Laser Procedures G.Crosland
  1730 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, March 21 - Georgetown, Grand Cayman - Day Open

Wednesday, March 22 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica - Day Open

     

Thursday, March 23 - At Sea

  0800 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0815 Drug Diversion: Coming to a Practice Near You T.Trentman
  0915 Burnout: The New Provider Epidemic G.Crosland
  1015 Resiliency: How to Survive Burnout G.Crosland
  1115 OR Professionalism and the Age of Social Media T.Trentman
  1215 Lunch Break
  1315 Medical Ethics: The Four Cornerstones G.Crosland
  1415 Anesthesia for Care of Major Burns G.Crosland
  1515 Break
  1530 Anesthesia and Hepatic Disease T.Trentman
  1630 Crisis Checklists T.Trentman
  1730 Adjourn
     

Friday, March 24 - Key West, Florida

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0745 Providing Pediatric Anesthesia Outside the Operating Room G.Crosland
  0845 Case Studies in Disruptive Anesthesia Providers T.Trentman
  0945 Adjourn  
     

Saturday, March 25 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Disembark

   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

3.5 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 6/21/22

FACULTY

J. Grady Crosland, MD, MAR
Adjunct Professor of Department of Anesthesiology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Little Rock, Arkansas

Terrence L. Trentman, MD
Chair Emeritus, Mayo Clinic Arizona
Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona

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 American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1042095; Expiration Date 03/24/23.

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/NWS 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 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 BY PROVIDER

We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS/NWS 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.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 January 17, 2023 to February 16, 2023. No refund after February 16, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing.

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.

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel will no longer be included in FAP calculations.

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.

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.