St. Pete Beach, Florida

White shores sprinkled with seashells and calm turquoise waters for miles with no drop-offs make St. Pete Beach a family-friendly coastal destination. Relax with a swim or sun yourself on the sands where stress doesn’t stand a chance. Umbrellas and beach chairs are conveniently available to rent. A variety of drinks and snacks can be purchased in various spots along the beach including beach concessions and seaside bars. 

For a more adventurous approach, take a fishing charter boat out on the open ocean, go parasailing high above the open ocean, or rent jetskis to satisfy the need for speed. Kayak tours are also available for all levels of sports enthusiast. Remember to keep your eyes open for spoonbill pelicans, egrets, ospreys, and even dolphins and manatees!

The fun continues on dry land with a charming downtown area sporting a variety of restaurants and shopping opportunities that will keep you busy no matter your budget. Pass-a-Grille, a strip of land between an extension of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, is only a few blocks south of the beach resorts of St. Pete’s Beach and offers shops, the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, a park, and a few eateries and bars as well.

Tradewinds Island Grand Resort

A 20-acre beachfront playground, TradeWinds Island Grand was created with fun in mind. Fly with a water jetpack up to 30 ft over the ocean, or master a stand-up paddleboard as you navigate the waves. Play in the offshore water park, feast on the freshest Florida seafood, or relax by one of five heated pools. Indulge in a massage or escape to a beachside hammock. Kids can party with Redbeard the Pirate and his high-seas storytelling or join in with kids-only KONK daycamp activites and crafts. Guests will also enjoy walking an immaculate stretch of award-winning beach. 

The fun continues with a visit to the neighboring Guy Harvey Outpost. Dine on cutting-edge seafood at RumFish Grill, showcasing a 33,500 gallon aquarium featured on Animal Planet’s hit show “Tanked,” or relax at indoor/outdoor bars with live entertainment. When it’s time to explore, the Suncoast Beach Trolley stops right outside. The trolley allows visitors to explore the beach communities from Clearwater to Pass-A-Grille without the worry of driving and parking. The trolley also has connections to regular bus service in Pinellas County.

Balcony guest rooms feature 1 King or 2 Queen beds (based on availability), and balcony that overlooks tropical landscape and meandering waterways. Other amenities include flat screen TV, wet bar area with mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and tableware, hairdryer and more. Suite Balcony rooms offer a Double bed sized sofa bed in the living area and 2 Queen beds in a separate bedroom plus balcony overlooking the tropical landscape and waterways. Other amenities include flat screen TV, kitchenette with full-size fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and tableware, hairdryer and more.

The TradeWinds Island Grand Resort is located approximately 21 miles from the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport (PIE) and 30 miles from Tampa Int’l Airport (TIA).

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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
St. Pete Beach, Florida
July 15-18, 2021

Thursday, July 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Shock R.Barraco  
  0830 Airway Management in the ICU R.Barraco  
  0930 Break
  0945 Evidence for Nonconventional Modes of Ventilation in ARDS P.Aguilar  
  1045 Patient Selection for Respiratory ECMO P.Aguilar  
  1145 Noninvasive Ventilation in the ED or ICU J.Shiber  
  1245 Adjourn
0.2 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, July 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 ICU Stroke Care J.Shiber  
  0830 Traumatic Brain Injury Update J.Shiber  
  0930 Break
  0945 Geriatric Care in the ICU R.Barraco  
  1045 Ethics in the ICU R.Barraco  
  1145 Interstitial Lung Disease for the Non-Pulmonologist P.Aguilar  
  1245 Adjourn
0.5 Pharmacology Hours

Saturday, July 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Introduction to Pulmonary Hypertension, Diagnosis and Hemodynamics P.Aguilar  
  0830 Pharmacotherapy of Pulmonary Hypertension P.Aguilar  
  0930 Break
  0945 Post-Cardiac Arrest Care J.Shiber  
  1045 REBOA: Coming to the ED/ICU Near You! J.Shiber  
  1145 Palliative Care in the ICU R.Barraco  
  1245 Adjourn
1.1 Pharmacology Hours

Sunday, July 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Trauma of the Chest and Abdomen R.Barraco  
  0830 Pregnancy and Trauma R.Barraco  
  0930 Break
  0945 Strategies for Managing Severe Exacerbations of Obstructive Lung Disease P.Aguilar  
  1045 Long-Term Outcomes of Critical Illness P.Aguilar  
  1145 EKGs (a Curriculum of Lectures: Ischemia, Infarction, Arrhythmias, etc.) J.Shiber  
  1245 Adjourn
0.5 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CE

2.3 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 1/4/21


Patrick Aguilar, MD
Director, Medical Critical Care
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Robert D. Barraco, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCP
Chief Academic Officer, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Associate Dean for Educational Affairs
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine - Lehigh Valley Campus
Professor of Surgery
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine - Lehigh Valley Campus
Tampa, Florida

Joseph R. Shiber, MD, FACP, FACEP, FAAEM, FCCM
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Neurology and Surgery
Co-Director Neuroscience ICU and ICU UF North
Director ECMO / Advanced Lung Service
Intensivist SICU / TICU
University of Florida College of Medicine
Jacksonville, Florida


Stuart Lowson, BSc, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Co-Director Surgical Trauma ICU
University of Virginia
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 has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20 Class A CE; Code Number 1040380; Expiration Date 7/18/2021.

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 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 30 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. 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 June 7, 2020 to July 7, 2020. No refund after July 7, 2020; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS 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 NWS including 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!

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. The concierge can provide you with childcare information.

We have a block of rooms for seminar participants. Once this block is sold, rooms are based upon availability only and may be at a higher rate. Rooms are available only through us 1 (800) 222-6927.

Travel at your own risk.

Airfare available through Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (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.