Providenciales, Turks And Caicos Islands
Providenciales, often called Provo, is one of seven inhabited islands in the 40-island chain, Turks and Caicos, which forms the southeast tip of the Bahamas. This heavenly, 38 mile-long island set in crystal turquoise waters boasts a 14 mile-long white sand beach and provides spectacular scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities. Off the shore, an extensive barrier reef system subdues the power of the Atlantic while producing miles of shallow reefs, sloping and vertical mini-walls, and deep reefs.
Paralleling the coastline is one of the most exceptional walls in the Caribbean from steep cascading Plate Corals to dramatic Black Coral trees and delicate invertebrate structures cloaked in elaborate sponge formations. Beautiful tropical fish flow in schools across the reef; eagle rays, sharks, turtles, dolphins, and manta rays are seen with some regularity in these waters. These dive sites are pristine, many seeming to be untouched by man. However, there is one creature in these waters who seems to prefer the company of humans. Jojo the Dolphin regularly leaves his comrades at sea to join the swimmers in Grace Bay.
Is there anything for the non-diver? Aside from the unsurpassed opportunity to relax and enjoy the warmth of the sun, breathe the pure air, and walk the sugar beach, Provo hosts the only 18 hole golf course on Turks and Caicos. Windsurf, yacht, fish, play tennis, work out in a state-of-the-art fitness center, or bicycle. Take a drive, tour by scooter, or hop a chartered boat or flight to some of the uninhabited islands for beachcombing “par excellence,” or explore the artifacts and buildings of an old sisal and salt industry. Enjoy varied cuisine and meet new friends in a variety of nightclubs.
Beaches Resort and Spa
Just over an hour from Miami, Beaches Resort and Spa is nestled amid groves of palms and tropical foliage that fronts a 12-mile stretch of pristine beach. For everyone who has ever dreamed of getting away from it all and finding a tropical hideaway far removed from all the hustle, bustle, fuss and muss of modern life—Turks & Caicos is that rarest of discoveries, a true island escape.
Enjoy 6 pools, 3 with swim-up bars, dedicated toddler pool with huge Pirates Island Waterpark, 19 specialty restaurants, 15 bars serving unlimited premium drinks, supervised kids camp for kids of all ages, Xbox Play Lounge, Scratch DJ Academy, Liquid at Beaches Nightclub, Trench Town teens-only game room, scuba diving program, and the Red Lane® Caribbean Spa.
If you’re looking for the most comprehensive all-inclusive family vacation on a resort that offers every imaginable amenity and the Caribbean’s largest water theme park, Beaches Turks & Caicos is for you. Voted “Top 25 Hotels for Families in the World 2016” by Trip Advisor.
Book today as this location sells out months in advance every year!
Legendary All-inclusive Concept includes: 7 nights accommodations (Sat-Sat), all hotel gratuities and taxes, hotel porterage, multiple a la carte dining options, complimentary welcome beverage, basic Wi-Fi access, anytime snacks, nightly entertainment, access to fitness center, unlimited premium brand alcohol, access to steam and sauna rooms (treatments are an additional cost), land and water sports including scuba diving included for certified divers*, and roundtrip airport transfers in Turks & Caicos (transportation gratuities are an additional cost, suggested at $2/bag).
Please be aware:
The Beaches Resort and Spa is an all-inclusive resort. If you choose to stay elsewhere, you will be charged per person per day for entry into the resort, even if you are only attending the seminar.
Please see the cost below for a day pass at Beaches Turks & Caicos:
DAY PASS: 10am to 6pm
Adult: $370, Child: $180
FULL DAY PASS: 10am to 12am
Adult: $700, Child: $180
This is a firm resort policy. This fee is subject to change without notice at the discretion of resort management.
*Please note: Scuba diving at the resort is geared toward the novice and is offered in the mornings which conflicts with scheduled meeting times.
For important information and COVID-19 requirements for travel to Turks & Caicos, visit:
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
Sunday, October 30
|0730||Registration - Mandatory Sign In|
|0900||COVID Respiratory Failure: ARDS or Not? Why It Matters||A.Vinayak|
|1015||Managing Difficult Trauma Cases||J.Claridge|
|1115||Driving Pressure, Mechanical Power, Esophageal Manometry and EIT -Oh My! (via Zoom)||S.Lowson|
Monday, October 31
|0745||Registration - Mandatory Sign In|
|0800||Managing the Poly-Trauma Patients Including TBIs||J.Claridge|
|0900||Resuscitation and Management of Bleeding and Coagulopathic Patient||J.Claridge|
|1015||Airway Management in the ICU (via Zoom)||S.Lowson|
|1115||Recent Interesting Papers (via Zoom)||S.Lowson|
Tuesday, November 1
|0745||Registration - Mandatory Sign In|
|0800||Arrhythmias I (via Zoom)||S.Lowson|
|0900||Arrhythmias II (via Zoom)||S.Lowson|
Wednesday, November 2 - Day Open
Thursday, November 3
|0745||Registration - Mandatory Sign In|
|0800||Renal Failure After Cardiac Surgery (via Zoom)||S.Lowson|
|0900||Taking Care of Obese Patients in the ICU||J.Claridge|
|1015||Update on Sedation and Delirium||A.Vinayak|
|1115||Noninvasive Hemodynamic Monitoring||A.Vinayak|
Friday, November 4
|0745||Registration - Mandatory Sign In|
|0800||Best Practices in ICU Design and Flow||J.Claridge|
|0900||Balancing the Appropriate Infection Workup, While Keeping Infection Rates Low||J.Claridge|
|1015||Cardiopulmonary Considerations in SAH||A.Vinayak|
20 Class A CE
4.8 Pharmacology Hours†
|Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.|
Jeffrey Claridge, MD
Professor of Surgery and Critical care
MetroHealth Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University
Stuart Lowson, BSc, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Co-Director Surgical Trauma ICU
University of Virginia
Ajeet G. Vinayak, MD
Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit
MedStar Georgetown University
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Washington, District of Columbia
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 Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1041573; Expiration Date 11/04/22.
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), 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 T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, 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 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.
COURSE CANCELLATION FEE
$100 August 31, 2022 to September 30, 2022. No refund after September 30, 2022; 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.