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Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau is perfect for sun, sand, and surf. Experience the wonder of a thriving coral reef or the intrigue of a sunken wreck on a dive excursion or tour via glass-bottomed boat. Soft white sands and clear waters perfect for snorkeling can be found in many places across the island, but Cable Beach is a hidden gem open to the public. Alternatively, swim with dolphins, meet stingrays and sea lions, or take a Segway tour around Blue Lagoon Island, just a short ferry ride away. Travelling with kids is a breeze when visiting one of the biggest attractions on the islands, Aquaventure Water Park at Atlantis Paradise Island. Aquaventure will keep families busy with a multitude of exciting waterslides and pools.

Nature enthusiasts won’t want to miss Ardastra Gardens, Zoo, and Conservation Center. Here visitors will enjoy a variety of native vegetation and the unique opportunity to get up close with flamingos, parrots, and colorful rainbow lorikeets. Discover Nassau’s storied history as a safe haven for pirates, a slave trade hub, and also a hotly contested territory between the British, French, and Spanish until the late 18th century. Walk the Queen’s Staircase to Fort Fincastle, a Bahamian landmark built by slaves in tribute to Queen Victoria’s help in the abolition of slavery in the Bahamas.

Seeking a little native Bahamian culture? Visit The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, an exhibit of paintings, crafts, and more by local artists, all housed in a restored building.

Margaritaville Beach Resort Nassau

Margaritaville Beach Resort Nassau The crown jewel of downtown Nassau and the new hip-trendy location in The Bahamas. The harbor-front resort is a wonderland for the young and young at heart, designed for the best of work and play. Conveniently located steps away from historic Bay Street, best known for its retail therapy which includes the Straw Market, abundant local artesian galleries, and museums. A visit to the local Fish Fry is a must, and only a short walk from the resort. Back at the resort, you'll find family fun features like Fins Up Water Park with lazy river, winding slides, FlowRider® Surf Simulator to catch the perfect wave. The Parakeets Kid's Club offers pool and beach games, arts and crafts, and other daily fun activities for kids ages 5-9 with a staff of trained counselors. Adjacent to the resort, explore the Icons Entertainment Center with a bowling alley, movie theater and a variety of entertainment options to fill your time. If you need further your relaxation, the St. Somewhere Spa is all about helping you calm your mind with tranquil, facilities, welcoming staff, and treatments inspired by the sun, sand, and sea. When it' time to dine, the resort boasts 13 food and beverage options offering a variety of cuisine experiences from pool side casual to JWB Prime Steak & Seafood Steakhouse for a upscale dining. 

Deluxe Ocean View rooms offer 1 king or 2 double beds (based on hotel availability) and are luxuriously appointed with premium linens, signature amenities, fantastic furnishings, and soul-soothing views. You'll also find amenities such as  a 50” LCD Smart TV, Crave Tablet for resort information, mini refrigerator, two bottles of waters daily, 10 cup coffee/tea maker, clothing steamer, safe, robe, and spacious luxury bathroom with rainfall shower, makeup mirror,  hair dryer and more.

Margaritaville Beach Resort is an approximate 20-minute drive from Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS). To book transportation service in advance, the resort suggests Taxis and other transportation providers are available at the airport. Resort parking is currently priced at $35 per night, subject to change without notice.

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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 critical care specialty or are impacted by it.


The practitioner of critical care medicine 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, 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 maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas 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 critical care services.

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

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 all aspects of patient care regardless of the clinical environment in which the practice resides.

Incorporate the appropriate recommendations and/or requirements of pertinent external organizations, institutions, and professional groups in the provision of critical care services, whether medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, or health care management standards.

Critical Care: The Team Approach
Nassau, Bahamas
November 16-19, 2023
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Thursday, November 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Mechanical Ventilation: Does the Mode Matter? L.Morrow
  0830 Ventilator Graphics L.Morrow
  0930 Break
  0945 Acute Stroke: A Review of Modern Guidelines R.Lenhardt
  1045 Management of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage R.Lenhardt
  1145 Common Procedures in the ICU: Tracheostomy, PEG, Bedside Debridement R.Sawyer
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, November 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Initial Management of the Multi-Trauma Patient R.Sawyer
  0830 What to Do if Someone Is Bleeding Really, Really Fast? R.Sawyer
  0930 Break
  0945 From Swan to Cheetah: Hemodynamic Monitoring in the ICU L.Morrow
  1045 Managing Organ Donors in Your ICU L.Morrow
  1145 Glucose Control in the ICU R.Lenhardt
  1245 Adjourn

Saturday, November 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Arrythmias I R.Lenhardt
  0830 Arrythmias II R.Lenhardt
  0930 Break
  0945 Severe C. Difficile Disease: When and How to Operate R.Sawyer
  1045 Necrotizing Pancreatitis: When To, and Not To, Operate R.Sawyer
  1145 You Won't Believe What I Saw in the ICU Today L.Morrow
  1245 Adjourn

Sunday, November 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 The Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Perpetuating Myths Since 2001 L.Morrow
  0830 The Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why That Loser You Work With Thinks He Is the Smartest Guy in the Room L.Morrow
  0930 Break
  0945 Sedatives in Neurocritical Care R.Lenhardt
  1045 Update in Emergency Airway Management R.Lenhardt
  1145 Necrotizing Fasciitis R.Sawyer
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

4.7 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev 12/5/22


Rainer Lenhardt, MD, MBA
Professor and Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Lee Morrow, MD, MSc, FCP, FCCP, ATSF, FCCM
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Director
Creighton University
Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Nebraska-Western Iowa VA Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Robert G. Sawyer, MD, FACS, FIDSA, FCCM
Professor of Surgery and Medical Engineering
Chair, Department of Surgery
Western Michigan University
Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine
Kalamazoo, Michigan

(non-speaking role)

Stuart Lowson, BSc, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Co-Director Surgical Trauma ICU
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia


Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars 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: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

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 1042888; Expiration Date 11/19/2023.

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), 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).

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

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


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.


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.


$100 September 17, 2023 to October 17, 2023. No refund after October 17, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS/NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that are no-shows for the program.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.

You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. 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.

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