Date Ports of Call Arrival Time Departure Time Activity
Sat 16 - Apr 2022 Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 4:30 PM Boarding
Sun 17 - Apr 2022 Cruising - - Cruising
Mon 18 - Apr 2022 Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic 7:00 AM 3:00 PM Docked
Tue 19 - Apr 2022 Charlotte Amalie, St.Thomas 10:30 AM 7:00 PM Docked
Wed 20 - Apr 2022 Philipsburg, St.Maarten 8:00 AM 6:00 PM Docked
Thu 21 - Apr 2022 Basseterre, St.Kitts 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked
Fri 22 - Apr 2022 Cruising - - Cruising
Sat 23 - Apr 2022 Cruising - - Cruising
Sun 24 - Apr 2022 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 6:15 AM - Departure

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort LauderdaleIf you arrive early there are lots of fun things to do in this tropical city. Fort Lauderdale lies along the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the New River, 25 miles north of Miami. Its warm tropical weather attracts many people throughout the year. For sun-worshippers, the city has six miles of beaches.

Go fishing, take one of many sightseeing cruises of the harbor, ocean, or wetlands. Tour a museum, see a butterfly farm, or ride a roller coaster. Shop upscale boutiques or flea markets. Fort Lauderdale is an entire destination in itself.

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

There is so much to discover in Puerto Plata with its beautiful beaches, lush mountain landscapes, and rich valleys. Centered on Parque Central, you can appreciate the Victorian style architecture, visit the local cathedral, wander the scenic narrow streets or relax and people watch at the park. Hike or take the aerial tramway to the top of Isabel de Torres where you'll find a replica statue of Christ the Redeemer like the one in Rio de Janeiro. Tour the Macorix House of Rum or visit a local cigar shop where you can learn about the history of tobacco. Historic Fort San Felipe is available to tour as well.

Charlotte Amalie, St.Thomas

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.

Philipsburg, St.Maarten

BarbadosWhen 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. 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.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

St. KittsSituated amongst dazzling Caribbean waters and mountains covered in tropical foliage, Basseterre is a picturesque island retreat with a surprising history of colonial struggle reflected in its architecture and cultural monuments. The Circus is a flurry of activity and a perfect spot for a snapshot with the Berkeley Memorial Clock. The National Museum, St. George’s, and Independence Square are also popular attractions in addition to the beaches, resorts, and marinas. You can of course enjoy plenty of snorkeling, windsurfing, diving, sunbathing and golfing while in Basseterre.


The Ship: Allure of the Seas

Allure of the Seas®, an award winning ship, offers a captivating experience that’s unlike any other. With seven distinct neighborhoods, spacious staterooms and loft suites, expansive fine dining options, activities for all ages, and incredible entertainment, the world’s largest cruise ship was built for your pleasure.

Ship Features:

FlowRider®: Only Royal Caribbean gives you the chance to catch a wave right onboard. Grab a board and hang ten on our 40-foot-long surf simulator, or cheer on friends from stadium seating with prime wipeout views. Give it a go—it’s included in the cost of your cruise, no reservation required.

Zip Line: Brace yourself for a spine-tingling rush as you race across the Boardwalk®, suspended nine decks in the air. It’s a thrill you won’t find on any other cruise line.

Rock Climbing: Rise to the occasion and take on our signature rock climbing wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Ice Skating: Put your vacation on ice with a spin on the ice rink, an onboard feature exclusive to Royal Caribbean. We provide the skates, you show off the moves. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Recreation & Relaxation:
• Full-service VitalitySM Spa
• State-of-the-art Fitness Center
• Sports Court and Tournaments
• Adults-only Solarium pool, a glass-canopied retreat*
• Mini Golf
• Whirlpools

Kids & Families:
• Complimentary Adventure Ocean® youth program
• Royal Babies® and Royal Tots® program
• DreamWorks® Experience
• H2O Zone kids water park

• Casino Royale®: Thousands of square feet of slots and tables
• Viking Crown Lounge®: panoramic sea views and nightly live entertainment.
• Comedy Club: An adults-only live comedic performances
• Music Hall: An edgy venue for live music performances
• AquaTheater Shows: Dancers, divers and acrobats pull off stunts against a backdrop of backlit fountains, big screens and the endless horizon of the sea.

*During inclement weather and select hours, the ship may permit the Solarium pool to be used by persons under age 16 provided they are directly supervised by a parent or guardian.

Interior Staterooms

Relax in all the comfort of spacious interior staterooms. 2 twin beds (can convert to a Royal King), a private bath and all the amenities of our standard staterooms. Includes vanity area, mini refrigerator, sofa, hair dryer, TV, phone, radio, and safe.

Ocean View Staterooms

Ocean View staterooms offer a gorgeous view, 2 twin beds (can convert to a Royal King), sitting, and a private bath. Includes vanity area, mini refrigerator, sofa, hair dryer, TV, phone, radio, and safe.

Balcony Staterooms

Enjoy beautiful views of exotic ports, landscapes, seas and skies from your large private balcony. 2 twin beds (can convert to a Royal King), sitting, and a private bath. Includes vanity area, mini refrigerator, sofa, hair dryer, TV, phone, radio, and safe.

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

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 will be secured and cabins assigned upon receipt of passenger deposit in the amount of $500 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


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

Contact: Kellee Gray, (858) 456-7962 Booking fee applies


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

Critical Care: The Team Approach
8-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
April 16-24, 2022

Saturday, April 16 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark

  1600 Ship Sails (subject to change)

Sunday, April 17 - At Sea

  0825 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0840 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0845 Mechanical Ventilation / ARDS R.Fontenette  
  0945 Sedation and Delirium / Alcohol Withdrawal R.Fontenette  
  1045 COVID Respiratory Failure: ARDS or Not? Why It Matters A.Vinayak  
  1145 Lunch Break
  1245 Pulmonary Hypertension A.Vinayak  
  1345 Acute Right Heart Syndromes: The Problem With the Forgotten Ventricle A.Vinayak  
  1445 Break
  1500 Which Fluids Should I Use? R.Fontenette  
  1600 Hemostatic Resuscitation R.Fontenette  
  1700 Adjourn

Monday, April 18 - Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic - Day Open

Tuesday, April 19 - Charlotte Amalie, U.S.V.I. - Day Open

Wednesday, April 20 - Philipsburg, St. Maarten - Day Open

Thursday, April 21 - Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis - Day Open


Friday, April 22 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 Lung Ultrasound A.Vinayak  
  0945 Management of PE: When to Lyse A.Vinayak  
  1045 Massive Transfusion R.Fontenette  
  1145 Lunch Break
  1245 Agents to Help Stop Bleeding R.Fontenette  
  1345 Endpoints of Resuscitation R.Fontenette  
  1445 Break
  1500 Noninvasive Hemodynamic Monitoring A.Vinayak  
  1600 Cardiopulmonary Considerations in SAH A.Vinayak  
  1700 Adjourn

Saturday, April 23 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 Traumatic Brain Injury R.Fontenette  
  0945 ICH Management R.Fontenette  
  1045 Ventilator Waveforms A.Vinayak  
  1145 Lunch Break
  1245 Coma and Brain Death A.Vinayak  
  1345 Bioterrorism and Mass Casualty Planning A.Vinayak  
  1445 Stroke Update R.Fontenette  
  1545 Adjourn

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 6/8/21


Anushrivan Minokadeh, MD
Clinical Professor
Program Director, ACCM Fellowship
Resuscitation Training Director
Department of Anesthesiology
University of San Diego, School of Medicine
San Diego, California
Lee Morrow, MD, MSc, FCP, FCCP, ATSF, FCCM
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at Creighton University
Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at Creighton University
Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Nebraska-Western Iowa VA Medical Center
Lincoln, Nebraska


Stuart Lowson, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Director, Surgical Critical Care
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia
Program Coordinator


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.


Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Treasure Island, Florida and 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 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.


$100 February 15, 2022 to March 17, 2022. No refund after March 17, 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.


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:


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.