Experience the best cruising has to offer onboard the beautiful Celebrity EquinoxSM. Conveniently cruising roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, you have the opportunity to explore ports across the Eastern Caribbean.

Itinerary

  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Sat Aug 1 Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark 4:00 PM
  Sun Aug 2 At Sea  
  Mon Aug 3 San Juan, Puerto Rico 4:00 PM 11:00 PM
  Tue Aug 4 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Wed Aug 5
Philipsburg, St. Maarten 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Thu Aug 6
Tortola, British Virgin Islands 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
  Fri Aug 7
At Sea    
  Sat Aug 8 Nassau, Bahamas 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
  Sun Aug 9 Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark 7:00 AM  

Saturday, August 1 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Beaches, boats, and year-round warm, sunny weather make Ft. Lauderdale a mecca for vacationers and sports enthusiasts. Once an infamous spring break destination, the “Venice of America” now has a decidedly upscale, sophisticated vibe. Cruise its famous canals and check out the passing scene of luxury mansions. Watch for the historic Stranahan home, a former trading post, and now the city’s oldest surviving structure. Spend an afternoon in the posh galleries and boutiques of Las Olas Boulevard, and unwind in a chic little bistro. Wildlife lovers will find much to explore in nearby Everglades National Park.

Sunday, August 2 - At Sea

Monday, August 3 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is an island offering so many vacation experiences that it calls itself "The Continent of Puerto Rico." Become captivated by the enchantment of the island's culture, its modern city amenities and entertainment, and the tropical beauty of a Caribbean destination. Puerto Rico is the largest and most populated island of an archipelago with fertile coasts and a rugged, fairly mountainous interior with lush rainforest. Discover the historic treasures of majestic Old San Juan, the charming walled city with its imposing fortresses and colorful colonial architecture. Check out 'Plaza del Mercado' and 'La Placita', as it’s affectionately known, a thriving public market by day where vendors hawk their wares and some of the freshest produce from all over the island. And don’t forget to take some Puerto Rican rum and coffee home with you.

Tuesday, August 4 - Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

This is one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Charlotte Amalie is the capital and major passenger port of the island of St. Thomas, which together with St. Croix and St. John form the principal islands of the United States Virgin Islands. Charlotte Amalie has always attracted large mercantile ships, even before the arrival of the transatlantic passenger cruisers, and tourism has been the major maritime activity for the last few years. Discover duty-free shops, historical buildings, and stunning waterfront views. Small boutiques offer high fashions and cozy bistros serve delectable cuisine. Why not ferry to nearby St. John where you can take a scenic tour of this gorgeous island including the beautiful Virgin Islands National Park that covers over half of the island of St. John.

Wednesday, August 5 - Philipsburg St. Maarten

When the Spanish closed their colonial fort on St. Maarten in 1648, a few Dutch and French soldiers hid on the island and decided to share it. Soon after, the Netherlands and France signed a formal agreement to split St. Maarten in half, as it is today. Philipsburg displays its Dutch heritage in its architecture and landscaping. The island offers endless stretches of beach, beautiful landscapes, and great shopping. Compete in an actual race on an America’s Cup shortened course. Grind a winch, trim a sail or just sit back and enjoy. Professional sailors will give you a quick lesson, then you’re off to compete on Stars and Stripes, one of the most famous sailboats in the world. Rendezvous at one of the newest and trendiest restaurants in French St. Maarten. Explore Orient Bay, the French Riviera of the Caribbean, with over 1.5 miles of white-sand beaches. Admire the delicate nature and dazzling colors of hundreds of butterflies as you tour St. Maarten’s popular Butterfly Farm.

Thursday, August 6 - Tortola, BVI

Besides being one of the most scenic islands in the Caribbean, Tortola offers cultural and historical experiences for visitors who can pry themselves away from its picturesque beaches. Visit the Virgin Islands Folk Museum, where an extensive collection of the island’s plantation artifacts are housed. Next, tour the J.R. O’Neal Botanic Gardens. Established in 1986, this 4.5-acre garden displays a beautiful array of indigenous and exotic flowers and plants, in addition to the tropical birds that make the Garden’s miniature tropical rainforest their home.

Friday, August 7 - At Sea

Saturday, August 8 - Nassau, Bahamas

For a city now known for its warming sun and balmy breezes, Nassau has a tumultuous past. First settled by the English, the area was contested by England, France, and Spain. For many years, Nassau was a home base for notorious pirates, and it was burned to the ground by the Spanish three different times. Since 1740, however, visitors from all over the world in search of both relaxation and adventure have made Nassau their favorite destination. Located just a short boat ride away from Nassau, Blackbeard’s Cay is surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise water, sandy beaches and swaying palm trees. Or better yet, check out the Stingray Adventure. This amazing experience could easily be the highlight of your trip. Go on a glass-bottom-boat tour for a glimpse into the underwater world of the Bahamas. While in Nassau, experience the wonders of a majestic coral reef or the intrigue of a sunken wreck on a dive excursion.

Sunday, August 9 - Disembark in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Ship: Celebrity EquinoxSM

Celebrity EquinoxSM captures the very essence of premium cruising. Extensive upgrades with new amenities not available on any other Celebrity ship will exceed expectations the moment you step on board. Delight in your choice of ten exceptional dining venues. Enjoy craft beer and comfort food in the new Gastrobar and sip refreshing frozen cocktails on the pool deck at Slush. A unique experience at sea, feel grass beneath your feet at the relaxing Lawn Club. Every imaginable comfort complimented by Celebrity's unrivaled guest services promises an unsurpassed cruise experience no matter your destination.

Ship Features:

Gastrobar: Comfort food and craft beer enthusiasts can unite to try over 40 handcrafted boutique beer selections, creative cocktails and a wide selection of a la carte, gourmet comfort food and bar bites that are so satisfying you could make a meal of them. If you prefer wine with your eats, Gastrobar offers an impressive selection by the glass or bottle. With inviting entertainment and great music, Gastrobar offers an atmosphere of casual sophistication.

Martini Bar & Crush: Totally cool, from the drinks to the ice-topped bar. Talented bartenders put on a high-energy show preparing an intriguing menu of classic and contemporary martinis, served on an ice-topped bar. Sit back and relax, listening to up-tempo tunes and enjoying a collection of rare vodkas and a portfolio of fine caviars.

Hot Glass Class: Don't just appreciate art, experience it. Witness the incredible, gorgeous art of glassblowing with intimate live demonstrations. Watch and learn from professional glassblowers in this one-of-a-kind exhibition.

Slush: Chill out with a flurry of fresh frozen cocktails located poolside to help you keep your cool. Hand-made, frozen cocktails blended with the freshest ingredients range from Russian Standard Vodka, Limoncello, fresh pressed lemon juice and raspberries to Hendricks Gin, fresh cucumbers and mint, fresh Persian lime and Florida Valencia and Hamlin orange juice, all balanced with organic agave nectar. Several of the cocktails are also available in non-alcoholic versions.

Shops on the Boulevard: Beautiful walkways lead you from sophisticated boutiques to fine jewelry stores that hold stylish clothing, precious gems, cosmetics, fragrances and more. Window shop, attend a fashion show or select gifts for friends and family. Then, indulge yourself as you encounter the ideal memento of your truly extraordinary cruise experience.

Lawn Club: A freshly manicured lawn on the highest deck of the ship. This is The Lawn Club. Enjoy casual outdoor activities in a decidedly Country Club atmosphere, and let the grass between your toes take you places no cruise has gone before.

Canyon Ranch SpaClub®Relax and rejuvenate in our serene spa at sea. Experience the unique services of Canyon Ranch in a breathtaking setting—aboard Celebrity’s modern luxury ships. Enhance your vacation with a complete wellness and lifestyle program that increases resilience, restores serenity, and helps you feel rejuvenated.

Quasar: Dance the night away in a vibrant nightclub designed for those ready to kick back and get down. Quasar is a modern nightclub like no other you will experience on the open seas. With a retro touch, it will feel like the perfect spot for adults of all ages, luring you in with its electrifying pulse.

Equinox Theater: Enjoy a comfortable, intimate atmosphere, bringing you production shows, beautiful musical arrangements, and sidesplitting comedy.

Veranda Stateroom

oceanview

Veranda staterooms with a sitting area where you can kick back and relax after a day that has been as busy or easy as you want.

Oceanview Stateroom

inside

Window staterooms with a sitting area where you can kick back and relax after a day that has been as busy or easy as you want.

Inside Stateroom

inside

Staterooms with ample living space, including a sitting area and a flat screen TV.

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 NWAS. 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 $500 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, 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 Medicine8-Night Eastern Caribbean and Bahamas Cruise August 1-9, 2020

Saturday, August 1 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark

  1600 Ship Sails (subject to change)
 

Sunday, August 2 - At Sea

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0840 Welcome
NWAS Staff
 
  0845 Branding You: Personal and Departmental Development
T.Sanson
 
  0945 Violence in the Medical Setting
T.Sanson
 
  1045 Break
  1100 Nutrition, Sleep and Shift Work
R.Mack
 
  1200 The Eyes have it
R.Mack
 
  1300 Lunch Break
  1400 Litigation Stress
T.Sanson
 
  1500 Quick! Stop the Bleeding
R.Mack
 
  1600 Communication and Conflict Management Skills
T.Sanson
 
  1700 Adjourn
0.5 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Monday, August 3 - San Juan Puerta Rico - Evening open

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 POCUS for all
R.Mack
 
  0945 Once Bitten…Twice the Antibiotics?
R.Mack
 
  1045 Break
  1100 ENT Tricks of the Trade
T.Sanson
 
  1200 Back Pain: Special Cases
T.Sanson
 
  1300 Adjourn
0.5 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Tuesday, August 4 - Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Day Open

 

Wednesday, August 5 - Philipsburg, St. Maarten - Day Open

 

Thursday, August 6 - Tortola, British Virgin Islands - Day Open

 

Friday, August 7 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 Disruptive Clinicians
T.Sanson
 
  0945 Generations in the Workplace
T.Sanson
 
  1045 Break
  1100 Deadly Thrombi
R.Mack
 
  1200 ResUScitation
R.Mack
 
  1300 Lunch Break
  1400 Evaluation and Special Cases in Pulmonary Embolism
T.Sanson
 
  1500 Endocrine Emergencies
R.Mack
 
  1600 Help! It's Stuck: Foreign Bodies
R.Mack
 
  1700 Adjourn
0.6 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Saturday, August 8 - Nassau, Bahamas

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 Combative and Agitated Patients
T.Sanson
 
  0945 Your Career, Your Environment, Your Resilience: Your Responsibility
T.Sanson
 
  1045 Adjourn
0.2 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Sunday, August 9 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark

 

 

20 CME

20 CEC

1.8 Pharmacology Hours†

 

FACULTY

René Mack, MD, RDMS, FACEP
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Lake Nona, Florida

Tracy G. Sanson, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Central Florida, UCF, College of Medicine
Educator, Coach, Consultant, Founder TracySansonMD, LLCs
Lutz, Florida
Program Coordinator

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 has been prior approved by the AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1038001; Expiration Date 8/8/2020.

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 June 2, 2020 to July 2, 2020. No refund after July 2, 2020; 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: Universal Travel. Be sure to mention NWS when booking. Contact: Kellee Gray, Phone: (858) 456-7962, Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com

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.