Boston University Dental_School CDE Cruise Conference -7 Night Eastern Caribbean, from Fort Lauderdale, FL, February 15-22, 2015
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Boston University
Dental Infection Control and Safety - 2015
What's in Your Infection Control Program?

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Fort Lauderdale, FL
February 15-22, 2015

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12 CDE Credits
12 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$495 for Dentists
$395 for RDH, Assistants, Dental Office Managers.

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
Dentists, RDH, Assistants, Dental Office Managers
Program Purpose / Objectives
The goal of an infection prevention and control program is to prevent health-care associated infections and injuries and illnesses in health-care personnel. Recent breaches in infection control in dental healthcare settings have been reported in the professional and general news media, two of which have resulted in transmission of hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses. The reports of these breaches have stimulated both public, and professional, patient safety concerns.

Ms. Eklund will review a “best practices” framework for developing and managing an effective and efficient infection control and safety program that promotes patient and provider safety. Strategies for ensuring compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and other relevant recommendations, regulations and standards will be described. Resources and tools from the CDC, OSHA, the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), and others will be shared with participants.

This program will be delivered in four sessions: Each session will include lecture, discussion and interactive exercises. Participants are encouraged to bring their site-specific written infection control program or exposure control manual to each session for review, analysis and update.

Topics include:

Session 1: (3 hours)

  • Overview of current infection prevention and control issues impacting dental healthcare settings.
  • Introduction to the concepts and foundational principles of Best Practice
  • Strategies and resources for integrating CDC Guidelines, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Regulations, and other relevant state regulations to develop a compliant and efficient site-specific infection prevention and control best practice program.


  • Upon completion of Session 1 participants will:
  • Describe the basic concepts and foundational principles of “Best Practices” for infection prevention and control.
  • Identify credible resources and tools to develop best practices for a site-specific infection prevention and control program


  • Session 2 :(3 hours)

  • Elements of Personnel Health and Safety (e.g., education and training, CDC recommended immunizations for healthcare personnel, TB screening, etc.)
  • Hand hygiene techniques and products for routine and oral surgical procedures.
  • Exposure prevention, including tools and resources for evaluating dental devices with engineered safety features.
  • Post exposure management and medical follow-up to include current CDC guidelines and OSHA employer obligations.


  • Objectives: Upon completion of Session 2, participants will:
  • Describe the elements of personnel health for infection prevention and control
  • Demonstrate an understanding of post exposure management through case scenario analysis.


  • Session 3 (3 hours)

  • Environmental infection control ( e.g., cleaning, disinfection, use of surface barriers, regulated waste)
  • Instrument Processing and Sterility Assurance.
  • Technologies for improving dental water quality
  • Objectives: Upon completion of Session 3, participants will:
  • Describe the environmental infection control for a variety of dental operatory settings.
  • Identify the essential elements of a sterility assurance program
  • Develop standard operating procedures for a site-specific instrument processing program
  • Describe technological approaches to control dental water quality for both routine and oral surgical procedures.


  • Session 4 (3 hours)

  • Cost effective selection criteria for infection control products and devices
  • Quality assurance for infection prevention and control. Formative and summative evaluation and analysis for continuing quality improvement.


  • Objectives: Upon completion of Session 3, participants will:
  • Demonstrate the ability to make cost effective product and device decisions through case scenario analysis.


  • Course Objectives: Upon completion of the program participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basic concepts and foundational principles of “Best Practices” for infection prevention and control.
  • Identify credible resources for Infection Prevention and control
  • Use tools and resources to develop best practices for a site-specific infection prevention and control program.
  • 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
    Kathy Eklund, RDH MHP , Director of Occupational Health and Safety, The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge Massachusetts

    Ms. Eklund is the Director of Occupational Health and Safety, and the Forsyth Research Subject and Patient Safety Advocate at The Forsyth Institute. She is an adjunct assistant professor of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene and adjunct faculty member of the Mount Ida College, School for Dental Hygiene, where she teaches senior level courses in Oral Health Research and Evidence-Based Decision Making. Ms. Eklund serves as faculty for the New England AIDS Education and Training Center and HIVdent.org. She is a member and past Chair of the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) and current member of the OSAP Executive Board of Directors. Ms. Eklund is an author of the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings- 2003.

    Over the past 28 years Ms. Eklund has published numerous papers and contributed to several texts on infection control and safety and has lectured nationally and internationally on these topics. Ms. Eklund has practiced clinical dental hygiene in private practice and institutional settings since 1975.
    Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
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    Cruise Itinerary
    DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
    Sun Feb 15 Fort Lauderdale, FL - 5:00pm
    Mon Feb 16 Nassau, Bahamas 7:00am 2:00pm
    Tue Feb 17 Cruising
    Lectures: 8:00am - 12 Noon
    - -
    Wed Feb 18 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 10:00am 7:00pm
    Thu Feb 19 Philipsburg, St. Maarten 8:00am 5:00pm
    Fri Feb 20 Cruising
    Lectures: 9:00am - 12 Noon
    Lectures: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    - -
    Sat Feb 21 Cruising
    Lectures: 8:00am - 12 Noon
    - -
    Sun Feb 22 Fort Lauderdale, FL 6:15am -

    Ports of Call
    Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!
    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.
    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
    Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

    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.

    Allure 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.
    Cruise Pricing

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

    STATEROOM DETAILS
    PRICING
    PER PERSON
    Owner's Suite (OS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub, shower and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, living area with table and sofa. Private balcony with table and chairs. (569 sq. ft., balcony 246 sq. ft.) Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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    Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, sitting area with table and sofa. (371 sq. ft., balcony 114 sq. ft.) Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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    Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub, sitting area with table and sofa. (287 sq. ft., balcony 78 sq. ft.) Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
    $2,077
    Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony-Quad (D4) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 182 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
    $902
    Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D8) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 182 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
    $868
    OceanView Stateroom (I) -Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
    $924
    Central Park View Stateroom with Balcony (C1) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, central park view balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50 sq. ft.
    $839
    Central Park View Stateroom (CV) -Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom. Central Park view bay window. (194 sq. ft.)
    $636
    Interior Stateroom (M) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
    $632
    Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
    Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $340.49
    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.
    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.

    TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

    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.