Itinerary

  Day Dates Port Arrives Departs
  Sat Jul 30, 2022 Seattle, Washington, US / Puget Sound  04:00 PM
  Sun Jul 31, 2022
At Sea
   
  Mon Aug 1, 2022
Scenic cruising Stephens Passage
  Mon Aug 1, 2022
Juneau, Alaska, US
1:00 PM 10:00 PM
  Tue Aug 2, 2022
Glacier Bay
 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
  Tue
Aug 2, 2022
Icy Strait Point, Alaska, US
6:00 PM 10:00 PM
  Wed
Aug 3, 2022
Sitka, Alaska, US
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Thu
Aug 4, 2022
Ketchikan, Alaska, US
7:00 AM  01:00 PM
  Fri
Aug 5, 2022
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
7:30 PM  11:30 PM
  Sat Aug 6, 2022
Seattle, Washington, US
7:00 AM  

Seattle, Washington

Harvester of trees. Provisioner to gold rushers. Gateway for sea commerce. Incubator of jazz and grunge, jets and literature, coffee and computer software. Seattle is as much about reinvention as it is a landscape. But what a landscape! There are lakes and mountains and forests everywhere you look. The rest is an archipelago of neighborhoods studded with boutiques and coffee shops. Catch a salmon at Pike Place Market, ride to the top of the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew in Fremont, or slurp a bowl of steaming pho down in the International District.

Juneau, Alaska

juneauCruise through Wrangell Narrows and Chatham Strait, past the scenic “ABC” Islands of Admiralty, Baranof, and Chichagof. Watch for bears along the coastline, bald eagles above, and marine life in the surrounding waters. Juneau, home of the famous Mendenhall Glacier and the third largest city in Alaska, touts a blend of gold rush history, nature, and native culture. Mendenhall Glacier is the most accessible glacier in Southeast Alaska. The glacier towers more than 100 feet above the surface of Mendenhall Lake. Tour the Glacier or go by motorcoach and learn about glacial activity at the visitor center. Find the perfect spot for a photo of the massive cliffs of ice. Or choose a helicopter tour and touch down to walk on the surface of the glacier. Visit Juneau’s fine Alaska State Museum, stroll the waterfront, and dine on fresh salmon.

Hubbard Glacier

Hubbard Glacier is the largest calving glacier on the North American continent. The glacier routinely calves off icebergs as high as 10-story buildings, sending massive blocks of ice into the sea every few minutes. Hubbard is certainly gigantic. It's more than six miles wide where it meets the ocean.

Sitka, Alaska

The onion domes of St. Michael's Cathedral are your first clue that Sitka was once a key Russian settlement. Indeed, it was capital of Russian America, seat of the bishop of Kamchatka, and the most important port on the West Coast for the first half of the 19th century. Catch a performance by the New Archangel Dancers, be greeted by native Tlingit people, then stand on the spot where the United States took possession of Alaska in 1867. The dramatic setting in the shadow of Mt. Edgecumbe is one of the loveliest in the Great North.

Ketchikan, Alaska

As Alaska’s first city, Ketchikan claims to be the salmon capital of the world. Its harbor shelters a colorful fleet of fishing and pleasure boats. Watch for bald eagles swooping to snatch a fish for dinner. Ketchikan is also center of the ancient Tlingit culture and proudly displays its heritage. Tour to see Alaska’s largest collection of original totems. Walk through the forest to an authentic Indian community house, with awesome carvings. Go flight seeing to scenic Misty Fjords National Monument with its sheer granite walls, glacier-carved fjords and sky-blue alpine lakes.

Victoria, B.C., Canada

Victoria is a city that started as Salish Village, spent a roustabout adolescence as a main port for gold prospectors and opium traders, and then transformed itself into an icon of British gentility after the completion of the trans-Canada railroad put neighboring Vancouver in the ascendant. Two events were seminal: the opening of Butchart Gardens in 1904 and the completion of the Empress Hotel in 1908. Butchart is a collection of gardens more than a single garden -- highlights for cruise visitors include the Sunken Garden (built from a former limestone quarry), the Italian Garden, the Japanese Garden, and the fragrant Rose Garden. The Empress Hotel is merely a national icon. Come in for high tea.

The Ship: ms Eurodam

The ms Eurodam further evolves Holland America Line’s line of sophisticated mid-sized ships. With 11 passenger decks, and new innovations including a topside 144-seat Pan-Asian restaurant and 50-seat lounge surrounded by panoramic views overlooking the ocean expanse and the Lido pool. Other additions are an Explorer’s Lounge Bar, a specialty restaurant adjacent to the Lido offering the finest in Italian food, elegant luxury jewelry boutiques, new atrium bar area, enhanced and reconfigured show lounge with theater-style seating, and a new photographic and imaging center.

Signature features of the ms Eurodam 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.

Interior Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

Oceanview Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower.

Balcony Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Signature Suite

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Neptune Suite

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows. 

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 in the amount of $700 per cabin. Final payment as instructed by our travel agent. Due to the number of details needed to complete a 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.

Discounted Fares

We have been able to negotiate a GREAT DISCOUNT for you on this luxurious cruise!! See reservation form for details. Various promotional fares may also be available. ALWAYS CALL BEFORE BOOKING ANYWHERE ELSE: (800) 222-6927

FOR YOUR AIRFARE NEEDS PLEASE CALL:

Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking.

Contact: Kellee Gray, (858) 456-7962

Email:kellee@goingplacestravel.net Booking fee applies

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and all other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the emergency medicine specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The practitioner of emergency medicine must possess evidence-based scientific background for competent clinical practice; maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the specialty and all additional related disciplines; maintain an up-to-the-minute armamentarium of knowledge and skills for the selection and use of complex equipment, pharmacological agents, and procedures; manage self and colleagues to function toward common goals in providing consistent care in all settings in which emergency care is provided; serve as an expert in matters involving quality, safe and equitable health care delivery and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon professional expertise. Presentations are designed to facilitate the acquisition of cognitive and technical skills as defined through evidence-based data translated to best practice standards by the pertinent governmental and professional organizations including the American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Surgeons and the Emergency Nurses Association and abilities in one or more of the disciplines 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 as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of services inherent in the professions

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, contraindications and precautions of drugs based on their chemical and pharmacologic properties

Outline comprehensive patient management plans for the special patient population discussed

Apply the principles of safety and asepsis in the performance of all aspects of patient care regardless of the clinical environment in which the practice resides

Incorporate the published tenets of pertinent, recognized external organizations, institutions, and professional groups defining medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, and health care management standards

Topics in Emergency Medicine
7-Night Alaskan Explorer Cruise
July 30 - August 6, 2022

 

Saturday, July 30 - Seattle, Washington - Embark

  1600 Ship Sails (subject to change) - Puget Sound and San Juan Islands
 

Sunday, July 31 - Scenic Cruising

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0825 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0830 Aortic Dissection: Finding the Needle in the Haystack M.Courtney  
  0930 Management of Agitation in the ED: Drugs, De-Escalation, Disposition D.Diercks  
  1030 PE and DVT Testing: Increasing Your Efficiency and Safety M.Courtney  
  1130 Best Articles of the Year M.Courtney / D.Diercks  
  1230 Lunch Break (on your own)
  1330 Management of Tachycardia D.Diercks  
  1430 Management of GI Bleeding D.Diercks  
  1530 Controversy or Cutting Edge: Treatment of PE and DVT - Beyond Heparin M.Courtney  
  1630 Adjourn
 

Monday, August 1 - Juneau, Alaska - Afternoon Open

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0830 LLSA Article Kahootz M.Courtney / D.Diercks  
  0930 Ocular Emergencies D.Diercks  
  1030 Clinician Well-Being and Burnout: Threats and Future Solutions…Beyond Yoga M Courtney  
  1130 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, August 2 - Hubbard Glacier Scenic Cruising - Day Open

Wednesday, August 3 - Sitka, Alaska - Day Open

Thursday, August 4 - Ketchikan, Alaska - Morning Open

  1415 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1430 Key Points From Key Guideline in 2020-2021 M.Courtney / D.Diercks  
  1530 Updates in Stroke Care in 2022 D.Diercks  
  1630 The Tox in Toxidrome D.Diercks  
  1730 Adjourn
 

Friday, August 5 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0830 Updates in the Evaluation of ACS in the ED D.Diercks  
  0930 Treatment and Reversal of Anticoagulation-Related Bleeding: Who, When, and How M Courtney  
  1030 Pediatric Visual Diagnosis: Familiar to Fatal D.Diercks  
  1130 Sepsis Care in 2021: What Do I Need to Know for My Patients and Guideline Compliance? M.Courtney / D.Diercks  
  1230 Lunch Break (on your own)
  1330 Pediatric Trauma Updates D.Diercks  
  1430 Adult Pneumonia: Causes, Classification, and Clinical Outcomes M Courtney  
  1530 10 Things I Learned That Will Change My Practice M.Courtney / D.Diercks  
  1630 Adjourn    
 

Saturday, August 6 - Seattle, Washington - Disembark

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 7/12/21

FACULTY

D. Mark Courtney, MD, MSc
Professor
Executive Vice Chair, Academic Affairs
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Deborah B. Diercks, MD, MSc
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
Audre and Bernand Rapoport Distinguished Chair in Clinical Care and Research
University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, 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 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: 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.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Treasure Island, Florida and 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 60 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWS and NWWT are not responsible for any non-refundable cruise fare, airfare, hotel, or other expenses you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 May 31, 2022 to June 30, 2022. No refund after June 30, 2022; 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. Please be aware that premiums paid for insurance are non-refundable.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWS including net cruise, net hotel, and tuition booked through NWS (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 NWS! FAP is an especially valuable bonus when you book your cruises through NWS. 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.

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.

For your airfare needs please call: Going Places. Be sure to mention NWS when booking. Contact: Kellee Gray, Phone: (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.