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Critical Care in the Obstetric Setting

A comprehensive guide to recognizing acute illness, understanding diagnosis, and treatment of the critically ill obstetric patient.

7-Night Mexican Riviera Cruise
Round-trip Los Angeles, California
October 10 - 17, 2020
<em>Carnival Panorama</em>
Carnival Panorama
16 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$495 for Nurses

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners,

Program Purpose

Introduction:
  • Recognition in conjunction with a comprehensive understanding of illness in the acute care setting is essential for best practice outcomes.
Objectives:
  • Recognize acute illness in the obstetric patient
  • Hold a comprehensive understanding of disease process and appropriate treatment options unique to cardiovascular crisis, hypertensive disorders, and sepsis in pregnancy
  • Utilize the key concepts from Team STEPPS to effectively communicate in critical care scenarios.
Team STEPPS communication (Workshop & Inservice 4 Hours)
  • Why effective communication is essential at the bedside
  • Closed loop communication
  • How to effectively escalate concerns with a patient who meets criteria for advanced level of care. (SBAR)
  • What is CUSS and how do we apply is to our practice.
Cardiovascular Emergencies: (Workshop & Inservice 6 Hours)
  1. Diagnosis of most common Obstetric cardiovascular emergencies
    • Hypovolemic Shock / Hemorrhage
    • Arrhythmia’s
    • Pulmonary, Amniotic emboli, and Stroke<
  2. Pathophysiology unique to the pregnant patient with acute cardiovascular crisis.
  3. Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of acute illness and initiating the critical care cascade.
  4. Treatment options at the bedside taking into consideration the unique challenges to the individual patient and plan of care.
Hypertensive Crisis (Workshop & Inservice 3 Hours)
  1. Diagnosis for Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy
    • Chronic Hypertension
    • Gestational Hypertension
    • Pregnancy induced Hypertension
    • HELLP syndrome
  2. Pathophysiology unique to hypertensive disorders in pregnancy
  3. Signs and symptoms for a hypertensive crisis.
  4. Clinical Pathways for evidence based practice in treatment of Hypertensive disorders and crisis
Sepsis (Workshop & Inservice 3 Hours)
  1. Diagnosis of sepsis vrs Chorioamnionitis
  2. Pathophysiology of sepsis and the unique risk factors presented in labor and delivery.
  3. Signs and Symptoms of sepsis
    • Sepsis Screening
    • Sepsis Bundles
    • Septic Shock
  4. Clinical pathways for treatment of sepsis based on best practice.

Conclusion
The obstetric setting provides unique perspective in the setting of acute care crisis. Pregnancy demands special considerations for recognition and treatment in critical care scenarios. When gaining comprehensive understanding and advancing clinical practice one must understand how to communicate efficiently and effectively. Become proficient in recognizing acute illness, understanding best practice in treatment, and
most importantly implementing appropriate treatment plans for the individualized plan of care.

Course Evaluation
Course evaluation at end of course by all course participants.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Faculty

Elizabeth Stefani BSN RN

Elizabeth Stefani BSN RN

Liza has been working in the acute care setting since 2001 and has been actively involved in health education since 1996 when she worked for the California Deparment of Health as a Tobacco Education Liaison. Liza graduated nursing school in 2006 and went on to get her BSN from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, Ca.

In her career as a nurse Liza has worked in Hospice, Oncology, Telemetry and most recently as a Labor and Delivery nurse at one of the largest L&D units in California.

Her passion for teaching comes from watching two close family members die of medical mistakes.  Because of these experiences Liza strongly believes that a nurse with an understanding of pathophysiology can save lives and anytime a nurse stops asking ‘why’, is when he or she stops being the nurse Liza wants to care for her family.

Jessica Van Leuven, BSN RN

Jessica is currently an Assistant Nurse Manager working in a complex high risk labor and delivery department in Roseville, Ca. She has a broad background that includes almost 20 years of nursing practice at the bedside.

Her experience is gathered from Cardiac ICU, Home Health and Hospice, Forensic Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Mother Baby, and most recently Labor and Delivery in the critical care setting.

Jessica graduated from Brigham Young University with her Bachelors degree in Nursing. She is currently attending University of San Francisco in the graduate program for Clinical Nurse Leadership. Jessica is passionate about education that inspires all those who partake to be empowered to become better clinicians, promoters of the nursing profession, and influential members of our community.

Jessica has taught for over twenty years in many different settings and has found this to be one of her passions along with writing. Jessica is a published author and the founder of the Facebook group “Humans of Healthcare”. In her down time Jessica enjoys traveling, studying philosophy, learning languages, running, skiing, and waterskiing, but most of all spending quality time with her cherished family and friends.

Accreditation

ANCC

Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

 

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

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Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Oct 10 Los Angeles, California
- 4:30 pm
Sun Oct 11 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Oct 12 Cabo San Lucas
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Tue Oct 13 Mazatlan, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Oct 14 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Thu Oct 15 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Oct 16 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Oct 17 Los Angeles, California
9:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles is a relatively young city, barely over a century old. This 467-square-mile desert basin is not only the center of the world's film industry; it also plays a major role in television, fashion, music and art. No wonder some of the world's most famous individuals choose L.A. as their home. The sunsets over the Pacific are nothing less than spectacular, and there are 72 miles of incredible oceanfront beaches from which to enjoy them.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Cabo San Lucas - Championship golf courses, world-class deep sea fishing and incredible diving opportunities have transformed Cabo San Lucas, a once sleepy fishing town located on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, into one of the most popular resort destinations in Mexico. Rolling sand dunes and hidden coves dot a countryside ringed by some of the most famous and often-photographed rock formations in the world.

Mazatlan, Mexico - If you're ready to experience some of the finest sailing and sport fishing available, then you're ready for Mazatlan. This is an exquisite seaside resort by anyone's standards. Of course, you don't have to partake in world-class water sports to enjoy Mazatlan. You can relax on one of its soft-sand beaches caressed by trade winds that are even softer. Or shop for silver jewelry and Mexican crafts in the shops of "The Golden Zone", where you can also celebrate your purchases at one of the area's lively cantinas.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Puerto Vallarta has all the amenities of a classic beach resort ‐ surf, sand and sun‐ but it also offers so much more. Perfect for honeymooners, families and seniors alike, Puerto Vallarta offers sport fishing, golfing, horseback riding, hiking and whale watching. Boasting mountains, jungles, beaches, rivers, and waterfalls, this port is completely different from any other destination in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta is a modern destination that remains loyal to its traditional Mexican roots. And that's just scratching the surface.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Carnival Panorama

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

Suite/Deluxe

Ocean Suite, OS Ocean Suite (OS)
Get all the comforts of home and even a few extras - like a whirlpool tub! - with absolutely none of the hassles of home. Since your huge Suite aboard Carnival Panorama affords you VIP status, you’re in the priority line when getting on and off the ship. A Suite is the ultimate way to enjoy the ship, and the extra in-room comfort definitely goes a long way during your getaway. So feel free to put your feet up - whether you’re passing the time with a soak in the tub or a stretch on the extra-large balcony, there’s always room.

Two twin beds (convert to king) and single sofa bed. Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower/whirlpool tub/double sinks. Walk-in dressing area with ample closet space. Private large balcony with patio chairs and table.

Exclusive Ocean Suite amenities:

  • Priority check-in and boarding
  • Priority dinner reservations for select specialty restaurants
  • Priority main dining room time assignment (Early, Late or Your Time Dining)
  • Priority debarkation at all ports
  • Two large bottles of water
  • Pillow-top mattresses
  • Bathrobes
  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control

All images are representative of staterooms. Actual configurations may vary.

 
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Grand Suite, GS Grand Suite (GS)
Get all the comforts of home and even a few extras - like a whirlpool tub! - with absolutely none of the hassles of home. Since your huge Suite aboard Carnival Panorama affords you VIP status, you’re in the priority line when getting on and off the ship. A Suite is the ultimate way to enjoy the ship, and the extra in-room comfort definitely goes a long way during your getaway. So feel free to put your feet up - whether you’re passing the time with a soak in the tub or a stretch on the extra-large balcony, there’s always room.

Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower/whirlpool tub/bidet/double sinks. Walk-in dressing area with vanity table, seat and ample closet space. Private large balcony with patio chairs and table.

Exclusive Grand Suite amenities: Priority check-in, guaranteed dining time, exclusive access to the Havana Pool area, complimentary laundry service and more.

All images are representative of staterooms. Actual configurations may vary.

 
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Junior Suite, JS Suite/Deluxe Junior Suite (JS)
Get all the comforts of home and even a few extras - like a whirlpool tub! - with absolutely none of the hassles of home. Since your huge Suite aboard Carnival Panorama affords you VIP status, you’re in the priority line when getting on and off the ship. A Suite is the ultimate way to enjoy the ship, and the extra in-room comfort definitely goes a long way during your getaway. So feel free to put your feet up - whether you’re passing the time with a soak in the tub or a stretch on the extra-large balcony, there’s always room.

Two twin beds (convert to king) and single sofa bed. Sofa, armchair and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower/whirlpool tub/double sinks. Ample closet space. Walk-in dressing area with ample closet space. Private standard-size balcony with obstructed view; patio chairs and table.

  • Priority check-in and boarding
  • Priority dinner reservations for select specialty restaurants
  • Priority main dining room time assignment (Early, Late or Your Time Dining)
  • Priority debarkation at all ports
  • Two large bottles of water
  • Pillow-top mattresses
  • Bathrobes
  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control

All images are representative of staterooms. Actual configurations may vary.

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800-422-0711
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Balcony

Balcony Stateroom, 8C Balcony Stateroom (8C)
Balcony staterooms are proof that while it’s great to be cruisey… on vacation, breeziness is a virtue too. And any time you’re in your well-appointed Balcony stateroom aboard Carnival Panorama, you’re just steps away from the outdoors by way of your private open-air oasis. Designed for kicking back al fresco, you’re in for some amazing ocean views… views so stunning you’ll just have to feel ‘em to believe ‘em.

Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Ample closet space. Private balcony with patio chairs and table.

All images are representative of staterooms. Actual configurations may vary.

 
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800-422-0711
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Balcony Stateroom, 8B Balcony Stateroom (8B)
Balcony staterooms are proof that while it’s great to be cruisey… on vacation, breeziness is a virtue too. And any time you’re in your well-appointed Balcony stateroom aboard Carnival Panorama, you’re just steps away from the outdoors by way of your private open-air oasis. Designed for kicking back al fresco, you’re in for some amazing ocean views… views so stunning you’ll just have to feel ‘em to believe ‘em.

Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Ample closet space. Private balcony with patio chairs and table.

All images are representative of staterooms. Actual configurations may vary.

 
Call
800-422-0711
for Pricing
Balcony Stateroom, 8A Balcony Balcony Stateroom (8A)
Balcony staterooms are proof that while it’s great to be cruisey… on vacation, breeziness is a virtue too. And any time you’re in your well-appointed Balcony stateroom aboard Carnival Panorama, you’re just steps away from the outdoors by way of your private open-air oasis. Designed for kicking back al fresco, you’re in for some amazing ocean views… views so stunning you’ll just have to feel ‘em to believe ‘em.

Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Ample closet space. Private balcony with patio chairs and table.

All images are representative of staterooms. Actual configurations may vary.

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800-422-0711
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Outside

Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom, 6M Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom (6M)
On Carnival Panorama, Deluxe Ocean View staterooms are a great choice for families who want to let the sun shine in as they sail. Rooms of this type feature great views, a full bathroom - plus a separate washroom - and while stateroom configurations vary, certain Deluxe Ocean View rooms have space to sleep up to five cruisers.

Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower plus separate washroom with sink and junior tub. Ample closet space. Picture window. Connecting door to adjacent stateroom.

All images are representative of staterooms. Actual configurations may vary.

 
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Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom, 6L Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom (6L)
On Carnival Panorama, Deluxe Ocean View staterooms are a great choice for families who want to let the sun shine in as they sail. Rooms of this type feature great views, a full bathroom - plus a separate washroom - and while stateroom configurations vary, certain Deluxe Ocean View rooms have space to sleep up to five cruisers.

Two twin beds (convert to king) and single sofa bed. Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower plus separate washroom with sink and junior tub. Ample closet space. Picture window. Connecting door to adjacent stateroom.

All images are representative of staterooms. Actual configurations may vary.

 
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Ocean View Stateroom, 6A Outside Ocean View Stateroom (6A)
These comfy rooms with a view let you take in the scenery as you sail toward your beautiful destinations. And how about those views? Nowhere on land will you find anything like ‘em. But the views aren’t all that matters here - Ocean View staterooms on Carnival Panorama are a little bit bigger than Interior rooms and most feature a supremely loungeable couch for those times when neither lying nor standing will do.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 4B Interior Stateroom (4B)
Here’s the most affordable way to experience Carnival Panorama, without cutting even a single corner in the comfort department. With an Interior stateroom you’ll get a full private bathroom, your choice of bed size and layout - covered in linens you can feel at home in - all of which make this truly a great spot for curling up after a long day’s fun.

Two twin beds (convert to king). Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Ample closet space.

All images are representative of staterooms. Actual configurations may vary.

 
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800-422-0711
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Interior Stateroom, 1A Inside Interior Stateroom (1A)
Here’s the most affordable way to experience Carnival Panorama, without cutting even a single corner in the comfort department. With an Interior stateroom you’ll get a full private bathroom, your choice of bed size and layout - covered in linens you can feel at home in - all of which make this truly a great spot for curling up after a long day’s fun.

Twin bed and single sofa bed. Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Ample closet space.

All images are representative of staterooms. Actual configurations may vary.

Call
800-422-0711
for Pricing
Interior Stateroom, 4A Inside Interior Stateroom (4A)
Here’s the most affordable way to experience Carnival Panorama, without cutting even a single corner in the comfort department. With an Interior stateroom you’ll get a full private bathroom, your choice of bed size and layout - covered in linens you can feel at home in - all of which make this truly a great spot for curling up after a long day’s fun.

Two twin beds (convert to king). Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Ample closet space.

All images are representative of staterooms. Actual configurations may vary.

Call
800-422-0711
for Pricing

Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $275.64 per person.
Deposit $250.00 per person

Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
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Please click here to visit TravelSafe.com to get a quote.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel protection is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel protection is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel protection is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

Travel Protection Plans

  • TravelSafe Basic Plan - A plan for those who want just the bare necessities.
  • TravelSafe Classic Plan - TravelSafe's most popular plan includes higher limits on all of the important benefits to expand your coverage. Add Cancel For Any Reason for even more coverage.

Below please find some examples of insurance coverage:

Coverage For Your Arrangements - Benefit Limits
PLAN CLASSIC BASIC
Trip Cancellation Trip Cost Trip Cost
Trip Interruption 150% of Trip Cost Trip Cost
Missed Connection $2,500 $500
Trip/Travel Delay $750 $500
Travel Delay
Per Day Maximum Limit $150 $100
Required minimum delay time 6 Hours 6 Hours
Cancel For Any Reason Not Included Not Included
Coverage For You - Benefit Limits
PLAN CLASSIC BASIC
Medical Expense / Emergency Assistance
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense $100,000 $35,000
Emergency Dental Expense $750 $750
Emergency Medical Evacuation &

Return of Remains
$1,000,000

Included
$100,000

Included
Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation $25,000 Not Included
Accidental Death & Dismemberment
24 Hour Coverage during Trip $25,000 Not Included
Coverage For Your Belongings - Benefit Limits
Plan Classic Basic
Baggage & Personal Effects $2,500 $500
Baggage Delay $250 $100
Required minimum delay time 12 Hours 12 Hours