CME Mexican Riviera Cruise Conference - Critical Care Nursing - November 11 - 18, 2012
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Critical Care Nursing

7-Night Mexican Riviera from San Diego, California
November 10 - 17, 2012

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.

Holland America's ms Zaandam

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

14 Contact Hours

Course Fee - $450

Course Fee Cancellation Policy
- 30 days or more - None; 7-29 days - 50%; less than 7 days - 100%

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
Program Purpose / Objectives
Course Description: The “Trauma and Critical Care Nursing” is a 14 hour advanced course designed for registered nurses and other allied health care providers interested in increasing his/her knowledge in the management of the critically ill and/or trauma patient. This stimulating conference includes case study presentations, small group activities and didactic lectures.

Overview of Topics:
• Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
• Interpretation of ABG’s and Critical Lab Values
• Complications of Trauma and Critically Ill Patient: Shock , SIRS, Sepsis, MODS, DIC, ARDS, Compartment Syndrome, Acute Renal Failure
• Latest Evidenced Based Practice reducing health care-acquired infections (HAI)

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this program the participant will be able to:
• Interpret and analyze various ABG and other critical lab results and define appropriate treatment
• Identify sign and symptoms of alterations in fluid/electrolyte imbalance
• Differentiate between different shock states including etiology, clinical manifestations, treatment and outcomes
• List specific criteria that indicates SIRS
• Discuss the nursing management of the patient experiencing multi organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS)
• Explain the etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical manifestations of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
• Determine treatment priorities in the patient with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)
• Differentiate among the causes of pre-renal, intra-renal, and post-renal acute failure
• Discuss current resources available for eliminating health care-associated infections (HAI)
• Recognize Compartment Syndrome
• Utilize case studies to reinformce ideas learned in course

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
Cathy J. King, RN, DNP, CCRN, Faculty, State College of Florida, Lakewood Ranch Center; Adjunct Simulation Clinical Faculty, Medical Education Technologies Inc., Sarasota, Florida
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.

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

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this 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.

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
EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note our shore excursions are operated independently of the cruise line.

DATE
PORT OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sat Nov 10
San Diego, California
-
5:00pm
Sun Nov 11
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon, 1:30pm-4:30pm
-
-
Mon Nov 12
Cruising Bahia Magdelena
Lectures 1:00pm-5:00pm
-
-
Tue Nov 13
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Overnight stay onboard
10:00am
-
Wed Nov 14
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
-
3:00pm
Thu Nov 15
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
8:00am
3:00pm
Fri Nov 16
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon
-
-
Sat Nov 17
San Diego, California 7:00am  

Ports of Call
Cabo San Lucas - Championship golf courses, world-class deep sea fishing and incredible diving opportunities have transformed Cabo San Lucas, a once sleepy fishing town located on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, into one of the most popular resort destinations in Mexico. Rolling sand dunes and hidden coves dot a countryside ringed by some of the most famous and often-photographed rock formations in the world.
Mazatlan, Mexico - If you're ready to experience some of the finest sailing and sport fishing available, then you're ready for Mazatlan. This is an exquisite seaside resort by anyone's standards. Of course, you don't have to partake in world-class water sports to enjoy Mazatlan. You can relax on one of its soft-sand beaches caressed by trade winds that are even softer. Or shop for silver jewelry and Mexican crafts in the shops of "The Golden Zone", where you can also celebrate your purchases at one of the area's lively cantinas.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Puerto Vallarta has all the amenities of a classic beach resort ‐ surf, sand and sun‐ but it also offers so much more. Perfect for honeymooners, families and seniors alike, Puerto Vallarta offers sport fishing, golfing, horseback riding, hiking and whale watching. Boasting mountains, jungles, beaches, rivers, and waterfalls, this port is completely different from any other destination in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta is a modern destination that remains loyal to its traditional Mexican roots. And that's just scratching the surface.
San Diego, California - Sunshine and fun are business as usual in San Diego. Walk on Coronado Island's sandy beach, take in the elegant streetscapes of the historic district, have a wild time at the famous San Diego Zoo or a whale of a good time at Sea World.

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.
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

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
CEI RATE
S
Deluxe Verandah Suites - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 500–712 sq. ft. including verandah.
Suite amenities include:
•Complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise •Premium duvet, oversize bath towels and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers •Gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night •Hors d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request •Binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise •Cocktail party with ship officers •Priority boarding for tender ports of call •Special disembarkation service •Priority dining and seating requests •Exclusive daily breakfast service for suite guests only •High tea service in suite on request •A special Suite guest lunch event on cruises over 7 days in length •Neptune Lounge: A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Deluxe Verandah Suite or Penthouse Verandah Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.
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AA
Superior Verandah Suites - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah,1 sofa bed for 2 persons, DVD player, floor-to-ceiling windows.
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B
Verandah OceanView Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. All A-category staterooms also have 1 sofa bed. Approximately 297–379 sq. ft. including verandah.
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E
Large OceanView Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.
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EE
Large OceanView Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.
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F
Large OceanView Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.
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FF
Large OceanView Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.
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K
Large Inside Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
3rd & 4th in Cabin, $699
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees - $256.39 per person
Deposit - $350 per person
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing dates.
Please check with our staff for this specific conference.

FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement an additional fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.


Staterooms
Deluxe Verandah Suite


Superior Verandah Suite


Verandah Stateroom


OceanView Stateroom


Inside Stateroom

Actual staterooms may not be identical to those pictured
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.