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Selected Topics in Primary Care and Emergency Medicine for PCPs

7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
July 05 - 12, 2019

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

Royal Caribbean's <em>Ovation of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

7½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

COURSE FEES

TARGET AUDIENCE

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists

PROGRAM PURPOSE

There have been several changes in, and new recommendations for, the treatment of various cardiac risk factors. Meanwhile there has been an evolution as well as a reassessment of the approach to chest pain, heart attack and cardiac arrest patients. Using a case-based multidisciplinary approach we will review these changes in patient care from office to the emergency department.

Providers will learn the latest recommendations allowing them to develop better patient care strategies. They will also learn the most common types of STEMIs (ST elevation MIs), how to rapidly recognize them as well as the dangers of excessive oxygen and ventilation during resuscitation. Common medical errors and their avoidance will also be discussed.

Finally, despite discussions about walls and fears of terrorist incidents, worldwide travel and immigration continues. It is important to understand the potential dangers of traveling for yourself and your patients as well as to recognize some of the diseases that returning travelers and immigrants can present with.

Topics:
  1. Travel Medicine: Preparation and Prevention
    • Assess appropriately the medical risk to the traveler
    • List commonly needed Immunizations for travelers
    • Implement helpful travel preventative treatments
    • Utilize travel medicine related website resources
  2. There is a What in My ED (or Clinic)?
    • Identify common and not so common diseases of travelers and immigrants
    • Assess returning travelers presenting with varied complaints
    • Discuss treatment options
  3. Tackling the Opiate Crisis: An overview of Suboxone
    • Discuss the role suboxone can play in the treatment of an opiate addict
    • Identify potential candidates for suboxone (or other MAT) treatment
    • Review the limits of treatment
  4. Medical Error Reduction: Optimizing Outcomes and Patient Safety
    • Identify potential sources of medical errors in the way they approach pt assessment and diagnosis
    • Discuss how functioning as a team with open communication and no fault reporting can help prevent errors
    • Iincorporate this understanding into their approach to patients
  5. Updates in the Management of CV and CAD from Office to the ED
    • Summarize some of the changes in guidelines
    • Incorporate the latest guidelines and recommendations into daily practice
    • Rapidly identify a STEMI on ECG
    • Describe changes in EMS and ED care of the patient with chest pain or STEMI
  6. Death by Breathing: Reassessment of the ABCs in resusciation
    • Describe the dangers of excessive ventilation
    • Identify errors in ventilation
    • List the techniques to mitigate and correct this
    • Apply this information in the treatment of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  7. Death by Oxygen: Reassessing the need for oxygen in all patients
    • Identify the conditions for which hyperoxemia is potentially dangerous
    • Describe the goals and targets of oxygen therapy
    • Apply this information in patient care
Additional topics under development

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE: To attend the conference, participants must book their cruise through Continuing Education, Inc.. This ensures our company can provide full conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Note also, that participants' family and friends are welcome to book within our group to take advantage of our typically excellent cruise rates. Thank you for your cooperation.
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

Faculty

Dereck DeLeon, MD

Dereck DeLeon, MD

Senior Vice President
Chief Academic Officer
Designated Institutional Official
Cone Health 
Greensboro, NC 


Dr. DeLeon is currently overseeing 5 Residencies and Fellowships, Institutional Research as well as the education of other health care learners and their integration within our health system.

Executive Director: Greensboro Area Health Education Center(AHEC):
Serving 8 counties within North Carolina , to meet the state's health and health workforce needs by providing educational programs and services that bridge academic institutions and communities to improve the health of the people of North Carolina with a focus on underserved populations. 
Our vision is to lead the transformation of healthcare education and services in North Carolina. 


Dr. Dereck DeLeon has been a Family Physician with Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, California for the past 22 years and was the Program Director for the Kaiser Permanente Family Medicine Residency Program in San Diego as well as the Southern California Regional Chair for Diversity in Graduate Medical Education Committee. 

He was also the Co-Chair of the San Diego Graduate Medical Education Committee and the Chair of the San Diego, Innovation in Quality Education and Transformation Committee at Kaiser Permanente San Diego.

His leadership background also includes being on the Association of Family Medicine Residency Director Education and Program Director Development Committee as well past Chair of the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Continuing Medical Education Committee .He also has completed numerous Fellowships in Leadership, Faculty Development and Curriculum Design and Assessment.

Dr. DeLeon also maintains a busy clinical practice with Kaiser Permanente. He holds the appointment of Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Preventative Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. 

One of Dr DeLeon's passions is in developing community programs that seek to expose those from underrepresented backgrounds to the health care profession as well as to educate other healthcare providers around the issues of health inequities in our communities. Dr DeLeon help pioneer the Kaiser Permanente/ San Ysidro High School Summer Urban Fellowship which has helped provide the education/mentoring and role modeling for local high school, college and medical students from underrepresented groups ,who seek careers in medicine .

Dr. DeLeon has been an invited speaker at numerous venues and has presented numerous scholarly work at, the AAFP Annual Scientific Assembly , the AAFP Program Directors Workshop , the University of California San Diego School of Medicine , and the AAMC Minority Student Workshop among others. 

Francis R. Mencl, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAEM, FAEMS

Francis R. Mencl, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAEM, FAEMS

Professor of Emergency Medicine Penn State University College of Medicine
Division Chief Life Lion EMS and Critical Care Transport Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center
Director EMS Fellowship Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center

Dr. Mencl has been practicing and teaching emergency medicine and prehospital care for almost 30 years. A graduate of Case Western Reserve (BA), Cleveland State (MS), and NEOMED (MD), He completed his residency in EM at Akron City Hospital (Summa Health System) where he stayed on as faculty, eventually becoming the system EMS Medical Director and a Professor of Emergency Medicine at NEOMED. In this leadership position, he assisted the hospital in acquiring and maintaining a variety of certifications and accreditations including level 1 trauma center, STEMI and chest pain, as well as stroke center. In his EMS capacity he served as medical director to the paramedic training program, started and ran an EMS fellowship and an EMS medical student rotation.
Currently Dr. Mencl is working for Penn State in Hershey Pennsylvania where he is responsible for the hospital-based ambulance and critical care service (Life Lion) which includes 2 helicopters. He is the EMS fellowship Director and a teaching attending in the EM residency there.

Dr. Mencl’s passions include teaching and research and he is a veteran of a number of University at Sea cruise conferences. He lectures nationally and internationally, and is on the editorial board of Prehospital Emergency Care. He has translated research into practice using some of his published work to develop best practices for his EMS agencies and helped Summa’s STEMI program achieve significant savings in time-to-intervention. From 2004-2006, Dr. Mencl took a sabbatical to serve as the program director of a new EM residency at the OLVG hospital in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, thus gaining additional insight into different health care systems. He also participates regularly in the Rally Rejviz an international EMS/Ambulance competition held in the Czech Republic that attracts participants from around the world.

Accreditation

 Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation for Physicians: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

 

ANCC

Credit Designation for Nurses: Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 14 contact hours.
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.

ROYAL COLLEGE MOC

 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

College of Family Physicians of Canada

 

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has a reciprocal credit reporting agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Prescribed credits can be claimed as the equivalent number of certified credits, and Elective credits can be claimed as the equivalent number of non-certified credits.

Members of the CFPC may claim up to 50 credits per five-year cycle from Physician's Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 credits. Any additional credits are eligible as non-certified credits.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Credit Designation for Pharmacists: This knowledge-based activity is approved for 14 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.