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7-Night Mexican Riviera Cruise


Itinerary

  Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure Activity
  Sat Mar 18, 2023 San Diego, California - 4:00 PM Embark
  Sun Mar 19, 2023 At Sea - -  
  Mon Mar 20, 2023 At Sea - -  
  Tue Mar 21, 2023 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 8:00 AM 9:00 PM Docked
  Wed Mar 22, 2023 Mazatlan, Mexico 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked
  Thu Mar 23, 2023 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 7:00 AM 3:00 PM Tendered
  Fri Mar 24, 2023 At Sea - -  
  Sat Mar 25, 2023 San Diego, California 7:00 AM   Disembark
  *Arrival/Departure times are subject to change

San Diego, California

San Diego is a world-renowned vacation destination that is vibrant and refreshingly easy to navigate. The region offers a host of attractions including the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park, SeaWorld San Diego, LEGOLAND California, Balboa Park (the nation’s largest urban cultural park and home to 15 museums), Mission Bay (the largest man-made aquatic park in the country), and the USS Midway Museum to name a few.

In addition, the region is dotted with over 90 golf courses, including Torrey Pines (home of the 2008 U.S. Open). Enjoy numerous casinos, world class shopping and dining, and simple pleasures like a stroll along the bay front, a hike in a nature preserve, or a bonfire on the beach. With 70 miles of breathtaking beaches, spectacular mountains and deserts, there is plenty to see and do.

The Gaslamp District, named for the gas lamps that once lined the streets, is the place to be, boasting 94 historic buildings in the one-square-mile area. Victorian Era-themed, these distinctive buildings set the stage for the best dining, shopping, entertainment, and nightlife in town.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Walking, shopping, and sipping along the Malecon boardwalk is the best way to spend your day here in Puerto Vallarta. Hit the cobblestone streets of Old Vallarta to browse the flea market for handmade crafts, or wade through the calm, warm waters of the Bay of Banderas, an excellent diving spot.

Watch artists sculpt wonderful creations in the sandy beaches, or browse the fine art galleries in El Centro. Find the perfect souvenir amongst the vendors of Old Town Market Viejo Vallarta and Mercado Municipal.

Mazatlan, Mexico

You will certainly love Mazatlán, a destination that combines sun and sand with the architectural richness found in its historic downtown. Neoclassical and French Baroque styles provide a unique beauty among all the typical tourist destinations.

Stroll Machado Square and enjoy its gardens and shops, or partake in high-end taco creations and surf’n’turf at one of many fine restaurants available. Watch the surfers, boogie boarders, and fishermen at their craft along Playa Olas Altas. Relax, set out a towel and enjoy the good weather and sunshine.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas is noted for its festive atmosphere and nightlife, and also offers a variety of attractions. El Arco, a natural rock formation in the shape of an arch, lies adjacent to Playa Del Amor (Lover’s Beach) where couples can stroll hand in hand when the tide is low. In Cabo San Lucas, water enthusiasts can dive and view gardens of black coral and waterfalls of sand as they glide with sea life under clear warm water.

The Ship: ms Zaandam
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Designed to carry fewer guests while offering greater space, Zaandam is elegant and comfortable. Her décor is inspired by music and features musical instruments including signed guitars from Queen, Iggy Pop, Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones and a Baroque-style pipe organ. While on-board, enjoy regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings with EXC Port to Table. Rejuvenate at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Indulge at any of the fine dining venues.

Signature features of ms Zaandam include:

BBC Earth in Concert: Holland America's BBC Earth cruise concerts are beloved by guests. They have 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.

The Casino: Whether you prefer slot machines or want to try your hand at blackjack or poker, our dealers and staff are available to provide complimentary instruction — and we offer many engaging tournament options. The Casino is only open at sea.

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

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.

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.

Fitness Center: Stop by the professionally staffed Fitness Center equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines. Try an indoor cycling class, Pilates and more or work out at your own pace. You can also head out for fresh air and exercise on deck, where you'll find basketball and volleyball courts. Some classes may have a nominal fee.

Onboard Shopping: Enjoy a wide variety of duty-free shopping in such signature shops as The Vault, Diamonds and Gemstones by Merabella, which offers the best diamonds at sea, brought to you by Effy.

The Dining Room: For an elegant breakfast, leisurely lunch or unforgettable multi-course dinner, The Dining Room is your destination. Behind the scenes, the 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 our Wine Curator, world-renowned wine critic James Suckling.

Lido Market: Explore a world of intriguing culinary possibilities in the Lido Market. Steps from the Lido pool, this modern marketplace includes a curated selection of delicious options that you can grab on the go or have made to order: Breadboard, with freshly baked breads and pastries; Wild Harvest, offering a bountiful selection of hearty salads; Homestead, serving up comfort classics; Distant Lands, featuring global cuisine; Sweet Spot, for ice cream creations and desserts; Roasting Pan, hand-carved meats, fish and other hearty entrees; Perk, freshly brewed beverages and chilled juices; Quench, premium coffee, beer, wine, and soda available for purchase; Rise, savory quiches, croissants and sandwiches, and more.

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.

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

Vista Suite

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With a teak-lined verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable sitting area, these comfortable suites are filled with light. They include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed - Holland America's signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus a whirlpool bath and shower, mini-bar and refrigerator. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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

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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.

Clinical Concerns in Anesthesia
7-Night Mexican Riviera Cruise
March 18-25, 2023

Saturday, March 18 - San Diego, California - Embark

  1600 Ship Sails (subject to change)
     

Sunday, March 19 - Cruising the Pacific Ocean

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0840 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0845 My Name Is Not "Anesthesia": Improving Communication in the OR E.Frost
  0945 Deep Brain Stimulation: The Steroids of the 21st Century? E.Frost
  1045 Break
  1100 Preoperative Evaluation: Intuition or Evidence? D.Jones
  1200 Difficult Airway: An Interesting Case D.Jones
  1300 Lunch Break
  1400 Management of the Combative Patient D.Jones
  1500 Update on Care of the Patient With Head Trauma E.Frost
  1600 Monitoring the Central Nervous System: New Gadgets - Do They Really Help? E.Frost
  1700 Adjourn
     

Monday, March 20 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0845 Anticoagulants and Anesthesia D.Jones
  0945 Management of OSA: What Is "State of the Art"? D.Jones
  1045 Break
  1100 So the Patient Is Rather Overweight: How Does Obesity Impact Our Anesthetic Management? E.Frost
  1200 How Do We Know Our Drugs Are Safe for Our Patients? E.Frost
  1300 Lunch Break
  1400 Anesthetic Assessment of the Transgender Patient Presenting for Surgery E.Frost
  1500 Patient Selection for Ambulatory Surgery: What's "Too Risky"? D.Jones
  1600 Hypotension / Shock: Review of Vasopressors and Inotropes D.Jones
  1700 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, March 21 - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Day Open

Wednesday, March 22 - Mazatlán, Mexico - Day Open

Thursday, March 23 - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - Day Open

     

Friday, March 24 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0900 Neuromuscular Reversal and Use of Deep Muscle Relaxation for Surgery D.Jones
  1000 Postoperative Delirium / POCD D.Jones
  1100 What is ERAS? Enhanced Recovery after Surgery D.Jones
  1200 Lunch Break
  1315 Rarities: Cases You Rarely Encounter That Have Anesthetic Implications E.Frost
  1415 Vaping: For, Against, Undecided E.Frost
  1515 "I Have a Question for You" E.Frost
  1615 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

7 Pharmacology Hours†

 
*Embark/Departure/Disembark times subject to change
Rev. 3/10/22

FACULTY


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

Dean R. Jones, MD, FRCPC
Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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 1042025; 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.