Primary Care: Arrhythmia Management and EKG Interpretation with Clinical Examples for Nursing - CME Cruise to the Caribbean - March 3 - 11, 2012 - Continuing Medical Education
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Nursing Topics: Arrhythmia Management and EKG Interpretation with Clinical Examples for Nursing

8-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft.Lauderdale, Florida
March 3 - 11, 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.

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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, Nurse Practitoners
Program Purpose / Objectives
An Overview of Clinical ECG and Arrhythmia Interpretation plus Arrhythmia Management for Nursing.

RHYTHM INTERPRETATION REVIEW
Review of the Clinical Approach to ECG Interpretation Arrhythmias – beginning with the Basics, and advancing to Intermediate Level and beyond. Among the topics covered in addition to the basic rhythms are Narrow and Wide Tachycardias, Nodal Rhythms, MAT, AIVR, Vagal Maneuvers, AV Blocks.
OVERVIEW OF ECG INTERPRETATION
Review of the Systematic Approach to ECG Interpretation – with attention to Basic Rhythms, Intervals, Axis, Chamber Enlargement, Bundle Branch Blocks, Hemiblocks, Ischemia/Infarction, Electrolyte Disorders, Pericarditis, WPW, Technical Errors, and Normal Variant Patterns. Numerous illustrations; Clinical relevance is stressed.
MANAGEMENT OF CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS
This session will refine arrhythmia diagnosis concepts covered in Sessions #1,2 - and clinically apply these concepts to a representative series of Arrhythmia Case Studies from office and hospital settings. Practical assessment and management of each case will be discussed.
PRACTICE 12-LEAD TRACINGS
Each participant will have the opportunity to work through 20 representative Practice 12-Lead ECGs in the Workbook they will receive. We’ll then work through these tracings together during this session. Detailed Explained Answers are provided in the Workbook that participants may keep.
ACLS: PRACTICE CODE SCENARIOS
Each participant will have the opportunity to work through 4 involved Practice Code Scenarios in Cardiac Arrest in the Workbook they will receive. We’ll then work through each case together during this session. Detailed Explained Answers are provided in the Workbook that participants may keep. This is not an ACLS Course – but ACLS Guidelines will be reviewed.
OFFICE ECGs – A Clinical Approach
Further reinforcement of the concepts covered in Sessions #3,4 and 7,8 by means of a series of 12-Lead Tracings I’ve collected as a Primary Care Clinician at the Bedside. We’ll review each tracing in detail)
OPTIMAL USE OF COMPUTERIZED ECG INTERPRETATIONS
Like it or not – a computerized interpretation comes with virtually every ECG you order either in the office or in the hospital. This interesting session provides insight on how to make computerized interpretations your ally.


Special Gift:
Dr. Grauer will be providing each attendee with a very detailed course syllabus that includes four free pocket books, authored by him, which consolidate the educational material and contain Practice Exercises with detailed Explained Answers. There will be additional hard copy handout materials, as well as reference pdf files that cover all that will be discussed during Dr. Grauer's sessions.

The four books to be gifted to each course participant are:
1. ECG-2011-Pocket Brain
2. 12-Lead ECG Practice Exercises
3. ACLS-2011 Pocket Brain
4. ACLS: Practice Code Scenarios - 2011

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
Ken Grauer, M.D. After a 30-year career in Family Medicine Dr Grauer is Emeritus Professor at the University of Florida, where he was full-time faculty and full professor. He is primary author of over 10 books, and a leading primary care educator over the past 3 decades with literally hundreds of national presentations in various cardiology topics for primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and other paramedical audiences. Dr. Grauer remains as busy as ever in "retirement" - working on numerous ECG/ACLS/Arrhythmia projects in book, ePub and on-line format.
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
DATE
PORT OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sat Mar 3
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
-
5:30pm
Sun Mar 4
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00-5:00pm
-
-
Mon Mar 5
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon; 1:00-4:00pm
-
-
Tue Mar 6
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00am
6:00pm
Wed Mar 7
Basseterre, St. Kitts
7:00am
5:00pm
Thu Mar 8
San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00am
2:00pm
Fri Mar 9
Labadee, Haiti
9:00am
5:00pm
Sat Mar 10
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12:00pm
-
-
Sun Mar 11
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
5:30am
-

Ports of Call
San Juan, Puerto Rico (Embark and Debark) - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque. Port tips from our blog
Basseterre, St. Kitts - The island England zealously defended from Brimstone Hill, the "Gibraltar of the West Indies." In Basseterre, a mini-London, there's Piccadilly Circus to shop and a gingerbread version of Big Ben by which to check the hour.
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.
Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.
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.

Navigator 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

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
CEI RATE
JS
Junior Suite - floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to your private veranda, two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, plenty of closet space, private bathroom with tub and shower, as well as a separate living area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen LCD television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
$799
E1
Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Balcony -floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to your private veranda, two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, considerable closet space, a private bathroom with shower, as well as a living area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
$669
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OceanView Staterooms - picture window, two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, considerable closet space, a private bathroom with shower, as well as an expanded living area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
$569
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Standard Inside Staterooms - two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, considerable closet space, a private bathroom with shower, as well as a sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
$459
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
3rd & 4th in Cabin, please call for pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees - $297.55 per person
Deposit - $450 per person

Cancellation policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your particular conference date.



Staterooms

Junior Suite

Superior Ocean View with Verandah

Large Ocean View

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.