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Nursing Topics in Orthopedics, Rheumatology, and Mental Health

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip New Orleans, LA
July 14 - 21, 2019
<em>Carnival Glory</em>
Carnival Glory
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$695 for Physician Assistants
$495 for Nurses, Residents, 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

Topics:
  1. Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology of Bone Healing
    • Identify various components of musculoskeletal anatomy.
    • Explain the mechanism of bone and fracture healing.
  2. Bone Health / Fracture Prevention - Avoiding the Revolving Door of Hospital to Home and Back Again
    • Prepare an individualized fracture prevention program for each patient discharged to home.
  3. Specialized Nursing Care of the Osteoporotic Patient following a Fragility Fracture
    • Give examples of assessment tools utilized to diagnose osteoporosis and predict the risk of future fragility fractures.
    • Devise treatment regimens for fragility fracture patients.
  4. Advances in Trauma Care From the E.D. through Rehab
    • Develop plans of care for patients that have experienced a variety of traumatic injuries.
  5. Orthopaedic Complications
    • Recognize potentially serious orthopaedic complications.
  6. Prevention and Management of Sports Injuries
    • Describe techniques used to prevent various types of sports injuries.
    • Devise treatment regimens for athletes with a variety of sports injuries.
  7. Management of Pediatric Injuries - Avoiding Common Pitfalls
    • Design care plans for pediatric patients with a variety of injuries.
  8. Degenerative joint disease: Conservative and surgical treatment options
    • Summarize various conservative and surgical treatment options for patients with degenerative joint disease.
  9. Medical and surgical care of the rheumatoid arthritis patient. Acute and chronic spine issues
    • Design a plan of care for the rheumatoid arthritis patient.
    • Distinguish between various acute and chronic spine issues based on typical signs and symptoms.
Additional topics under development
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

Amy B. Harris, MSN, RN, OCNS-C

Amy B. Harris, MSN, RN, OCNS-C

Orthopaedic Clinical Nurse Specialist
Licensed Advanced Practice Nurse
Maryland and District of Columbia
Consultant / Educator 
Clinical Program Coordinator
Rheumatology Division
Children's National Health System (CNHS)
Washington, D.C. 

Amy B. Harris, has spent the past 30 years working in a variety of orthopaedic settings, to include level one trauma hospital in-patient units, operating rooms, ambulatory care settings, a rehabilitation hospital, and in out-patient pediatric orthopaedics and rheumatology. Amy's roles within these settings have included those of staff nurse, nurse manager, clinical program coordinator, and clinical nurse specialist. 

. As an Advanced Practice Nurse, she has conducted independent fracture and gait clinics. She has demonstrated her expertise, holding certification as an orthopaedic clinical nurse specialist. Her commitment to the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) is evident in her participation as a national congress speaker. Amy was co-chair of the first full day APN conference held during NAON congress in 2017.

She currently serves as vice chair of the Orthopaedic Nursing Certification Board (ONCB) Exam Prep Committee. Amy has earned distinction as a presenter of a variety of orthopaedic and rheumatological topics. She has shared her insights nationally at conferences cosponsored by NAON and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. She has also presented orthopaedic nursing certification exam review courses. She is well known for her ability to provide practical information and interesting case studies to healthcare providers. 

Valerie R. Vestal, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Valerie R. Vestal, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Valerie is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Her nursing career has yielded a variety of experiences extending from Cardiac Critical Care, Nursing Informatics, and Adjunct Clinical Instructor. She has found her home in Psychiatry.

She received both her undergraduate and graduate degree in Nursing from Winston-Salem State University. She also holds a Post Master in Psychiatric Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Alabama School of Nursing. She is also a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Reserve and has deployed to both Kuwait and Germany.

She is passionate about uplifting patients who have a negative self-image and have defined themselves by their illness. She has most recently expressed this through her work as a contributing author in the book Goodness Abounds.

Accreditation

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 CreditsTM as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

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.

Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Jul 14 New Orleans, LA
- 4:00 pm
Mon Jul 15 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jul 16 Key West, Florida
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Jul 17 Freeport, Bahamas
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Jul 18 Nassau, Bahamas
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Jul 19 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jul 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jul 21 New Orleans, LA
8:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Glory Map

Ports of Call

New Orleans, LA - New Orleans is a city that knows how to have fun. Whether you take time to savor authentic Creole cuisine, browse through quaint antique shops in the French Quarter, or take a tour through historic mansions that date back over a century, you're sure to find dozens of other things to delight you in this happy, high-spirited city that pulses with the beat of Dixieland jazz. And don't forget to take a ride on one of the city's picturesque trolley cars.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.

Freeport, Bahamas - Footloose and duty-free, the capital of the Bahamas is a shopper's paradise. Among your choices: the ten-acre International Bazaar and a lively straw market. If shopping's not your bag, stroll the lush Garden of the Groves or snorkel lovely Lucaya waters, where over a million dollars worth of pieces-of-eight were discovered in 1964.

Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop

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 Glory

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, GS Grand Suite (GS)
Inside stateroom with twin beds that convert to a king. Every Carnival guest is assured of spacious, comfortable accommodations. All staterooms have carpeting, ample drawer and closet space, private facilities (shower, basin and toilet), telephone and color television showing first-run films. Our ships all feature staterooms above ocean level for a more comfortable cruise. 
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Junior Suite, J4 Junior Suite (J4)
As you step into a Junior Suite aboard Carnival Glory, you can't help but feel that you're stepping into full-size luxury in a smaller package. Featuring a standard-size balcony, in a Carnival Glory Junior Suite you'll find everything else there is to love about a suite, including VIP check-in, a walk-in closet... and even a whirlpool tub for relaxing.
A spacious room, that includes VIP check-in during embarkation Stateroom amenities include a Whirlpool bath. 
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Balcony

Balcony Stateroom, 8B Balcony Stateroom (8B)
Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa and coffee table. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table. Stateroom: 185 sq. ft. Balcony: 35 sq. ft. 
$970.00

Outside

Oceanview Stateroom, 6B Oceanview Stateroom (6B)
Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Picture window. Stateroom: 220 sq. ft. 
$770.00

Inside

Interior Stateroom, 4B Interior Stateroom (4B)
Two twin beds (convert to king). Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Stateroom: 185 sq. ft. 
$640.00

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

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $254.25 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.
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.

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 insurance 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 insurance 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 insurance 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 Insurance 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