Please be advised that due to operational reasons, Eurodam will now depart Seattle at 3:00pm and all guests must check in by 2:00pm. As a result of this change, flights into Seattle should arrive no later than 12:30pm on embark day.
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7-Day Alaskan Explorer Cruise
|Sat||Jul 30, 2022||Seattle, Washington, US / Puget Sound||03:00 PM|
|Please be advised that due to operational reasons, Eurodam will now depart Seattle at 3:00pm and all guests must check in by 2:00pm. As a result of this change, flights into Seattle should arrive no later than 12:30pm on embark day.|
|Sun||Jul 31, 2022||
|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||
|7:00 AM||4:00 PM|
||Aug 2, 2022||
Icy Strait Point, Alaska, US
|6:00 PM||10:00 PM|
||Aug 3, 2022||
Sitka, Alaska, US
|8:00 AM||5:00 PM|
||Aug 4, 2022||
Ketchikan, Alaska, US
|7:00 AM||01:00 PM|
||Aug 5, 2022||
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
|7:30 PM||11:30 PM|
|Sat||Aug 6, 2022||
Seattle, Washington, US
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.
Cruise 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.
This Y-shaped bay is 65 miles long. A journey up its arms is a profound regression through the life cycle of a new land – from maturing Sitka-spruce forests replete with grizzlies and wolves to thin-skinned tundra, lichens, and mosses that gain purchase on land exposed at a glacier’s maw, the first beginnings of organic soil. Glacier Bay stands at farthest possible remove from the tiresome clamor of the modern world. So, at least for a little while, trade in your cell phone’s jangle for the pop, crackle, and thunderous boom of a building-size berg calving into the sea from a vast river of ice. You’ll be adventuring far beyond the end of the road.
Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Icy Strait Point is located near the city of Hoonah, the largest native Tlingit Indian settlement in Alaska, and very near Glacier Bay National Park. Home to a historic cannery, the port’s connection to the sea is strong. Locals share the sea with humpback whales, orcas, Dall porpoises, seals, sea otters, halibut and all five species of Pacific salmon. It is not uncommon to spot a humpback or an orca while walking along the shore.
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.
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.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower.
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows.
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.
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.
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.
Once this block is sold, cabins are on availability only and may be at a higher rate.
Cruises sell out early
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 will be secured and cabins assigned upon receipt of passenger deposit of 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.
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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.
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.
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
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|
|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|
1.3 Pharmacology Hours
Monday, August 1 - Juneau, Alaska - Afternoon Open
|0815||Registration - Mandatory Sign In|
|0830||LLSA Article Kahootz||M.Courtney / D.Diercks|
|1030||Clinician Well-Being and Burnout: Threats and Future Solutions…Beyond Yoga||M.Courtney|
0.6 Pharmacology Hours
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|
0.4 Pharmacology Hours
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|
0.9 Pharmacology Hours
Saturday, August 6 - Seattle, Washington - Disembark
20 Class A CE
3.2 Pharmacology Hours†
D. Mark Courtney, MD, MSc
Executive Vice Chair, Academic Affairs
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
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
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.
Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 20 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.
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 1041496; Expiration Date 08/05/22.
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.
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 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 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*, net cruise 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 stays for 2023 and beyond 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.
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.