Itinerary

Date
Ports of Call
Arrival Time
Departure Time
Activity
Sat 21 - May 2022 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
-
4:00 PM
Boarding
Sun 22 - May 2022 Cruising
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-
-
Mon 23 - May 2022 San Juan, Puerto Rico
4:00 PM
11:00 PM
Docked
Tue 24 - May 2022 Charlotte Amalie, St.Thomas
9:00 AM
6:00 PM
Docked
Wed 25 - May 2022 Philipsburg, St.Maarten
8:00 AM
6:00 PM
Docked
Thu 26 - May 2022 Tortola, British Virgin Islands
7:00 AM
3:00 PM
Docked
Fri 27 - May 2022 Cruising
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-
-
Sat 28 - May 2022 Nassau, Bahamas
12:00 PM
6:00 PM
Docked
Sun 29 - May 2022 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 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.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

san juanWith more than 500 years in the making, San Juan is the cultural, social, and historic heart of Puerto Rico. Visitors are captivated by the enchantment of the island, its culture, the Old World wonders of Old San Juan, the amenities and entertainment of a modern city, and the tropical allures of of a Caribbean destination. Historic treasures of majestic Old San Juan, the charming walled city with its imposing fortresses, colorful colonial architecture and numerous attractions add to the allure. A short taxi ride from the old city lie the world-class boutiques, including Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Ferragamo, and restaurants of Condado, the inviting beaches and resorts of Ocean Park and Isla Verde and the bohemian neighborhood of Santurce. With so much to see and do, the city caters equally to history buffs, adventurers, shopaholics, honeymooners and sunbathers.

Charlotte Amalie, St.Thomas

st thomasCharlotte 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

st. maartenWhen 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.

Tortola, B.V.I.

tortolaBesides 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.

 

Nassau, Bahamas

nassauFor 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.

 

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.

Oceanview Stateroom

inside

Window staterooms with relaxing views

Interior Stateroom

inside

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

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

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

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

Critical Care: The Team Approach
8-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
May 21-29, 2022

Saturday, May 21 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark

  1600 Ship Sails (subject to change)
 

Sunday, May 22 - At Sea

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0840 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0845 Ventilatory Failure J.Kress  
  0945 Update in ARDS J.Kress  
  1045 Nontraditional Vasopressors K.Pei  
  1145 Lunch Break
  1245 Trauma Resuscitation K.Pei  
  1345 Trauma-Induced Coagulopathy and ROTEM / TEG K.Pei  
  1445 Acid-Base J.Kress  
  1545 Hemodynamic Monitoring J.Kress  
  1645 Adjourn
 

Monday, May 23 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0840 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0845 Surgical Emergencies: Fulminant Clostridium Difficile Infection K.Pei  
  0945 Traumatic Brain Injury and ICU Management K.Pei  
  1045 Nutrition and the Microbiome J.Kress  
  1145 Lunch Break
  1245 Sedation / Analgesia J.Kress  
  1345 Acute Kidney Injury in the ICU J.Kress  
  1445 Bedside Procedures in the ICU K.Pei  
  1545 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, May 24 - Charlotte Amalie, U.S.V.I. - Day Open

Wednesday, May 25 - Philipsburg, St. Maarten - Day Open

Thursday, May 26 - Tortola, B.V.I. - Day Open

 

Friday, May 27 - At Sea

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0840 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0845 Difficult ICU Cases K.Pei  
  0945 Antibiotics / Infection in the ICU: Continuous Antibiotic Infusions - What Is the Evidence? K.Pei  
  1045 Advanced Liver Disease in the ICU J.Kress  
  1145 Lunch Break
  1245 Tips on Optimizing Procedures and Avoiding Complications J.Kress  
  1345 ICU Care: Less Is More J.Kress  
  1445 Surgical Futility K.Pei  
  1545 Thoracic Trauma K.Pei  
  1645 Adjourn    
 

Saturday, May 28 - Nassau, Bahamas - Day Open

Sunday, May 29 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark

   

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

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

FACULTY

John P. Kress, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Director, Medical ICU
University of Chicago
Department of Medicine
Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Chicago, Illinois

Kevin Y. Pei, MD, MHSEd, FACS
Program Director, General Surgery Residency
Associate Chief Academic Research Officer
Mirro Center for Research and Innovation
Medical Director, Simulation Center
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery
Indiana University School of Medicine
Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Stuart Lowson, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Director, Surgical Critical Care
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia
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 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 August 24, 2022 to September 23, 2022. No refund after September 23, 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.