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Nursing Topics: Palliative Care, Family Medicine,
Clinical Pharmacology, and Self Care for Nurses

5-Night Western Caribbean & Perfect Day Coco Cay Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
July 11 - 16, 2020
Royal Caribbean's <em>Independence of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Students & Others

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

The purpose of the lectures to be presented is to increase the knowledge, understanding and skills of the participants in the areas of Family medicine, Palliative care and Clinical pharmacology.

General presentations will address self-care, mindfulness, customer service, appreciation and gratitude.

Palliative topics are designed to help learners improve their ability to have meaningful discussions with patients, families and colleagues when patients are at the end of life. Team outcomes and healthcare team performance will be addressed through lectures considering incivility, bullying and selfcare.

Other topics will address family medicine topics and clinical pharmacology.

Topics:
  1. Self-care: Taking Care of Yourself
    • Define principals necessary for healthcare providers to take care of themselves.
    • Express how each person must care for themselves before they can truly care for others.
    • Communicate with patients, families, communities, and professionals in health and other fields in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease.
  2. Palliative care: Tips for making Each Conversation the Best
    • Define and Describe important principles of palliative care.
    • Manage difficult conversations with patients and families at end of life.
    • Identify their own areas of discomfort when addressing dying patients
  3. Dying Gracefully
    • Describe important factors to be addressed when patients are critically ill and dying
    • Define key factors which help patients die with dignity
    • Prepare themselves, colleagues, patients and families for making sure that the dying experience a good death.
  4. So I want to do Mission Work: Preparing to do Mission Work (Travel medicine)
    • Discover the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of patients and to promote and advance the health of populations.
    • Describe key principals of mission work.
    • Discover risks inherent in mission work and know how to address them.
  5. Incivility and Bullying in Nursing
    • Work with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values.
    • Define and describe what incivility looks like.
  6. Mindfulness and Listening
    • Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles.
    • Assess mindfulness and how this relates to excellence in outcomes.
    • Recognize how to be a better listener to improve communication and teamwork.
  7. Customer Service or patient Experience: Are They the Same Thing?
    • Evaluate the relationships with patients and their families directly relate to clinical outcomes.
    • Demonstrate skills that result in effective communication and teaming with patients, their families and professional associates, such as fostering a therapeutic relationship that is ethically sound; using effective listening skills with non-verbal and verbal communication; working as both a team member and at times as a leader.
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.
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Faculty

Sandra L. Argenio, MD

Sandra L. Argenio, MD

Department of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Emeritus Staff Member
Faculty Physician and Consultant, Institute for Healthcare Excellence, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Member of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians Continuous Professional Development/ CME Committee 
Past President of the FAFP

Dr. Sandra Argenio served as a Consultant in the Department of Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic Florida and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Mayo Medical School. She joined Mayo Clinic in 1992 and continues as an Emeritus member of the Family Medicine Department.

Dr. Argenio has nurtured new generations of doctors, was instrumental in the development of the Family Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic Florida and served as the program’s first residency director. She has trained and mentored over 150 family medicine residents.

Dr. Argenio served as the President of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians in 2005 and has been active on many committees of the FAFP and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

She has been active in CME program planning at Mayo Clinic and the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, conducting Maintenance of Certification Workshop sessions on multiple topics for over 1,100 participants at FAFP meetings.

Dr. Argenio had a leading role in establishing communication training at Mayo Clinic starting in 2005. She was Chair of the Mayo Clinic Florida Communication Faculty.

She developed coursework for faculty and trainees at Mayo Clinic, including Longitudinal Research in Academic Medicine, Family Medicine Residency, Scottsdale, Arizona; and Team Communication, Strengthening the Cornerstone of Teamwork at Mayo Clinic’s three campuses. She also served on the Florida Governor’s Physician Workforce Advisory Board.

Dr. Argenio was awarded the Exemplary Teacher Award by FAFP in 2000. She also received the Outstanding Florida Family Medicine Education Award by FAFP in 2000, and the Mayo Distinguished Educator Award in 2003. She was listed as one of Jacksonville’s Best Doctors by Jacksonville Magazine from 2000 to 2014. She has published on the topics of presence, reflective listening and communicating effectively with female patients.

In her current work, she has collaborated in designing curricula and delivering programs at multiple hospitals, hospice organizations, and veterans administration and military healthcare organizations.

Dr. Argenio is a graduate of Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Hahnemann Medical University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania in 1982. She resides in Ormond Beach, Florida, with her husband Tom Sperrazza and daughter Jessie.

Linda Scaz, RN, PhD

Linda Scaz, RN, PhD

Linda Scaz, RN, PhD, FCN served as a Senior Director of Clinical Care and Operations at Haven Hospice of Northeast Florida and as Director of Community Engagement. She has mentored student nurses and developed caregiver and end of life programs.

Dr. Scaz completed her undergraduate studies at Wilkes University and master’s program at Misericordia College, both in Pennsylvania. She graduated from Penn State University where she completed her doctoral studies in transcultural education of healthcare professionals. Dr. Scaz is a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville.

Dr. Scaz has spent many years doing hands on patient care and has also acted in a professor capacity. She has worked extensively in the area of education/communication around end of life care for both professionals and caregivers.

She has served on the nurse advisory councils for Jacksonville University and St. John’s River State College. She has also been a member of First Coast Nurse Leader Coalition over the last ten years as well as president of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Health Council. She is also a “First Steps ACP” Certified Facilitator.

Dr. Scaz was selected as one of the “Top 100 Nurses in North Florida” and selected as one of Jacksonville’s Top 40 Healthcare Leaders. She has published on the topics of cultural competency, advanced directives, and health care mission work in a third world country.

She is a former Rotarian and a dedicated volunteer in her church and community.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, swimming, spending time with her family and traveling to Haiti to serve others. A “fun fact” is Dr. Scaz is also a certified mermaid.

Dr. Scaz currently resides in Jacksonville Florida with her husband Ken. She has two children, Kendra and Ken Jr. who she enjoys traveling with.

Edward M. Bednarczyk, PharmD, FCCP, FAPhA

Edward M. Bednarczyk, PharmD, FCCP, FAPhA

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Director, Center for Health Outcomes, Pharmacoinformatics and Epidemiology (cHOPE)
School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY

Edward M Bednarczyk , PharmD, FCCP, FAPhA is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, and director of the Center for Health Outcomes, Pharmacoinformatics and Epidemiology(cHOPE) at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (aka UB).

He received his BS in pharmacy from UB in 1984, and completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Buffalo General Hospital in 1985.

He went on to receive his PharmD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina followed by a fellowship in Clinical Cardiovascular Pharmacology at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland.

His scholarship is split between the use of molecular imaging to explore drug effects, and drug outcomes and utilization.

His clinical responsibilities are divided between nuclear medicine and neurology at the VAMC.  He is serving as the president of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APRS) of the APhA.

He established cHOPE as an unfunded center within the School of Pharmacy.  It has since grown to approximately 3 million dollars in annual external funding.

Dr. Bednarczyk also serves as the CEO of University Pharmacy Resident Services, Inc, a 501c3 corporation for administering UB’s pharmacy residencies, chairs the Radioactive Drug Research Committee (RDRC), serves on the executive committee of the university faculty senate, and has established himself as to “go to” faculty member for all things related to medical marijuana.

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.

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

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Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Jul 11 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Jul 12 Coco Cay, Bahamas
Perfect Day
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Mon Jul 13 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jul 14 Falmouth, Jamaica
7:00 am 4:30 pm
Wed Jul 15 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jul 16 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.

PERFECT DAY COCOCAY

Perfect Day Cococay

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
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Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas

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

Grand Suite - 2 Bedroom, GT Grand Suite - 2 Bedroom (GT)
Grand Suites feature two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to a Royal King (one room has third and fourth Pullman beds). There is a private balcony, two bathrooms, and a living area with a double sofa bed. 
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Owner's Suite, OS Owner's Suite (OS)
Owner's Suites feature a marble entry with door bell. There is a queen-size bed, and a bathroom with tub. The separate living area has a queen-size sofa bed. 
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Junior Suite, J4 Junior Suite (J4)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. Stateroom: 317 sq. ft. Balcony: 65 sq. ft. 
$1,394.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony, 1D Suite/Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (1D)
Balcony staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, a sitting area, a private balcony, and a private bathroom.
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Balcony

Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony, 2D Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (2D)
Balcony staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, a sitting area, a private balcony, and a private bathroom. 
$724.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony, 6D Balcony Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (6D)
Balcony staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, a sitting area, a private balcony, and a private bathroom.
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Outside

Ocean View Stateroom, 2N Ocean View Stateroom (2N)
Ocean View staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom. 
$714.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Spacious Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony, 3B Spacious Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (3B) Quad
Spacious Balcony staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, a sitting area, a private balcony, and a private bathroom 
$744.00

Third/Fourth $234.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Ocean View Stateroom, 3N Ocean View Stateroom (3N) Quad
Ocean View staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom.  
$644.00

Third/Fourth $214.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Ocean View Stateroom, 8N Outside Ocean View Stateroom (8N)
Ocean View staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 1V Interior Stateroom (1V) Quad
Interior staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom 
$584.00

Third/Fourth $194.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Promenade View Interior Stateroom, 2T Promenade View Interior Stateroom (2T)
 A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom

Stateroom: 169 sq. ft. 
$614.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Interior Stateroom, 6V Interior Stateroom (6V)
Interior staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom 
$514.00
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Interior Stateroom, 2V Inside Interior Stateroom (2V)
Interior staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom
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Interior Stateroom, 3V Inside Interior Stateroom (3V)
Interior staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom
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Interior Stateroom, 4V Inside Interior Stateroom (4V)
Interior staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $248.60 per person.
Deposit $100.00 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

before you cruise

Riverside Hotel

620 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 3330

Relax in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, where world-class restaurants, hopping nightclubs and enchanting courtyards frame the city's only hotel on the trendy Las Olas Boulevard‐the Riverside Hotel.

Seasons Classic Room Standard Executive Tower Standard Executive Tower Balcony
October 1- December 25, 2019 Tues-Sat: $139
Sun/Mon $119
Tues-Sat: $169
Sun/Mon $149
Tues-Sat: $189
Sun/Mon $169
December 26, 2019-April 11, 2020 Tues-Sat: $209
Sun/Mon $189
Tues-Sat: $249
Sun/Mon $229
Tues-Sat: $269
Sun/Mon $249
April 12- May 23, 2020 Tues-Sat: $139
Sun/Mon $119
Tues-Sat: $169
Sun/Mon $149
Tues-Sat: $189
Sun/Mon $169
May 24 - September 30, 2020 Tues-Sat: $109
Sun/Mon $99
Tues-Sat: $139
Sun/Mon $129
Tues-Sat:$159
Sun/Mon $149

Special Dates to Remember Classic Room Standard Executive Tower Standard Executive Tower Balcony
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
October 30, 2019 to November 2, 2019
$209 $249 $269
Winterfest Boat Parade
December 14, 2019
$219
$339 $369
Super Bowl LIV $309 $359 $389
These rates are subject to availability. Rooms are based on single or double occupancy, per night, plus 13% tax.
Children under 18 are complimentary when sharing a room. Each additional person 18 years of age and older will be charged an additional $15.00 per room, per night.
Any requests for a rollaway bed are $15.00 per bed, plus tax, per night. Maximum guest room occupancy is four persons.
Should the preferred rate not be available, the best available rate will prevail.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 USA

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After a busy day of travel, rejuvenate in our updated guest rooms and suites, many of which feature private balconies to soak in waterfront views. Dive into our lagoon-style pool, spend the day jet skiing and snorkeling, or pamper yourself at our luxury spa. Showcasing an array of unique restaurants, our resort offers ample opportunities for culinary adventures.

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