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Hot Topics in Obstetric and Pediatric Nursing

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Fort Lauderdale, FL
February 20 - 25, 2017

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 Amazing Independence of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas

14 Contact Hours
Course Fee:
$550 for Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
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. De-Mystifying Gestational Diabetes:
    • Educational, visual tools for understanding and explaining GDM to your patients in a way they will remember.
  2. Mastering Acid-Base Balance with Metaphor:
    • Understand acid-base balance and the impact of fetal heart rate deceleration physiology on fetal acidemia by the use of story.
  3. Five Perinatal Practices in Revision:
    • Identify the latest changes to perinatal practices such as primary cesarean section prevention, the labor curve ("6 is the new 4"), preterm labor medications, magnesium sulfate for neuroprotection, and emergent therapy for acute-onset, severe hypertension.
  4. Perinatal Loss and Compassion Fatigue:
    • Employ the language of birth to explain the grief process and create strategies for self-care to reduce compassion fatigue.
  5. Update on ADHD
  6. Autism-Using the new DSM-V to aid in diagnosis
  7. Advanced Pediatric Dermatology
  8. Hot Topics in Pediatrics:
    • Concussion
    • Plagiocephaly
    • Late pre-term birth
    • PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections)
Additional learning objectives under development
After attending this conference participants will be better able to:
  • Describe the epigenetics of diabetes in pregnancy, understand insulin dosing and carb counting, and describe the damaging impact of obesity and hyperinsulinemia on maternal, fetal, and neonatal outcomes.
  • Identify the differences between the physiology of respiratory and metabolic acidosis.
  • Describe respiratory and metabolic acidosis with the use of metaphor and apply knowledge of acid-base balance to fetal monitor strip review and interpretation of lab values.
  • Identify the latest changes to Perinatal practices such as the labor curve, primary cesarean section prevention, preterm labor medications, magnesium sulfate for neuroprotection, and emergent therapy for acute-onset, severe hypertension.
  • Employ the language of birth to explain the grief process and create strategies for self-care to reduce compassion fatigue.
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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Hot Topics in Obstetric and Pediatric Nursing

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Feb
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Feb 20 - Feb 25 - Fort Lauderdale
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
Susan Kennel, PhD, ARNP
Assistant Professor, University of South Florida (USF) College of Nursing
Director, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Concentration, USF College of Nursing
Tampa, FL

Nancy Irland, DNP, RN, CNM
Perinatal Clinical Specialist
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Portland, OR

Nancy Irland, DNP, RN, CNM, is a highly respected nurse, author, and clinical leader. Her obstetrical experience spans more than 44 years. She has enjoyed supporting women through their journey into motherhood as a labor and delivery nurse, certified nurse-midwife, and Perinatal clinical specialist in a high risk tertiary care center.

She has presented nationally and internationally, most recently at the Royal College of surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). In 2013, Dr. Irland was honored by the Oregon March of dimes as Nurse Educator of the Year. She is the current AWHONN Oregon Section Chair, and has served on the editorial board of Nursing for Women's Health. In that capacity, she wrote a column titled, "Understand What You Know."

Dr. Irland's passion is creating materials for other peoples' success. She incorporates humor and metaphor in her teaching, and is sure to provide you with "Aha!" moments and a day full of learning that you can take back to work immediately.
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 aanpcert.org/ptistore/control/recert/ce_opps.
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.

Nursing Contact Hours: Continuing Education, Inc., is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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
Mon Feb 20 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Tue Feb 21 *At Sea
8:00 am -
Wed Feb 22 Labadee, Haiti
7:30 am 3:30 pm
Thu Feb 23 Falmouth, Jamaica
8:30 am 4:30 pm
Fri Feb 24 *At Sea
- -
Sat Feb 25 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Embark and Debark) - 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.
Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.
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.

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.

Independence 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) - Queen-size bed, private balcony, private bathroom and a separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed. (594 sq. ft., balcony 204 sq. ft.)
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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (401 sq. ft., balcony 104 sq. ft.)
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Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (297 sq. ft., balcony 94 sq. ft.)
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Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (E1) Quad - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 66 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D3) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (199 sq. ft., balcony 65 sq. ft.)
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Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (E3) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 66 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (I) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (159 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (L) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $235.41
Deposit $ 100 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.
Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30 days or more - None; 7-29 days - 50%; less than 7 days - 100%

* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
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; this link allows you to price out the insurance plan you prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

What Our Travel Insurance Can Cover:

  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption
  • Baggage/Personal Effects Loss & Dealy
  • Missed Connection
  • Medical Expense/Emergency Evacuation
  • Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation
  • Accidental Death
  • On-Call 24 Hour Assistance Services
  • Some plans even include cancel for any reason