Selected Nursing Topics in Orthopedics and Rheumatology, CME Caribbean Cruise, Round-trip New Orleans, LA: July 14 - 21, 2019
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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

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Carnival's Fun Carnival Glory
CCL's Carnival Glory

14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 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 / Objectives
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.
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Faculty
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 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

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
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.


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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, FL
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Jul 17 Free Port, The Bahamas
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Jul 18 Nassau, The 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.
Ports of Call
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.
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.
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
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.

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.
Cruise Pricing
COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered to the general public directly by the cruise line at the time of booking. In addition, we can offer the Cruise Line's lower non-refundable deposit rates.

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

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
description
Grand Suite (GS) - A Grand Suite aboard Carnival Glory features even more space than the standard suite ‐ plenty of room in your room! This stateroom is loaded for an unparalleled experience: VIP check-in, a huge balcony, and even a convenient dressing area with vanity.
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Ocean Suite (OS) A Carnival Glory suite is the ultimate way to cruise. With more space for stretching out indoors, plus a large balcony for kicking back outdoors, try an Ocean Suite to experience private, luxurious relaxation. Ocean Suites also include VIP check-in, walk-in closet and bathroom with whirlpool.
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Junior Suite- A Cloud 9 Spa Suite is the ultimate in both stateroom and spa accommodations. There's room for you and your things- a large room and balcony and a walk-in closet. The soothing in-room whirlpool tub will help you stay relaxed after your relaxing spa treatment. And like all suites, a Cloud 9 Spa Suite features VIP check-in, which lets you easily get right up to your amazing stateroom..
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description Balcony (8B) - Balcony staterooms were designed for maximum sea breeze and the most stunning views, so look to a balcony if you're looking to cruise aboard Carnival Glory. Any time you're in your room, you're just steps away from your own personal outdoor oasis, featuring the sort of sea view you can also feel.
$970
description Ocean View (6B) - Catch a glimpse of what's going by from your Ocean View stateroom aboard Carnival Glory, where you'll get views you won't find anywhere on land. Don't miss sunrise and sunset at sea - your comfy stateroom is the best way to experience these!
$770
description Inside (4B)-An Interior stateroom is the most affordable way to cruise, and Carnival Glory's interiors are not just cozy, but are full of things you'd expect from any Carnival stateroom: a full private bathroom, Carnival Comfort Collection linens and just-a-call-away 24-hour room service.
$640
Prices are Per Person, based on Double Occupancy and subject to change.
Port Charges, Taxes, Fees: $254.25 per person
Deposit $250 per person
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions . All information is subject to change.
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.
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.

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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.