Nursing CME Cruise to Hawaii - October 27 - September 3, 2012
1-800-422-0711
1-727-526-1571
Join our mailing list
Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

OUR OFFICE HOURS

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 6:00pm EST
Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm EST
Sun 1:00pm - 5:00pm EST

Continuing Education, Inc.
University at Sea®
5700 4th St. N.
St Petersburg, Florida 33703
E-Mail Us
Support Doctors Without Borders
Stress Free - Our Cruise Conferences provide a unique, relaxing learning environment.
Family Friendly - Our cruises are fun for the entire family. You will never run out of things to do!

Neonatal and Obstetrics Nursing Conference

7-Night Hawaiian Islands Cruise Conference
from Honolulu, Hawaii
October 27 - November 3, 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.

Norwegian Cruise Lines's One of a Kind  NCL’s <em> Pride of America</em>
NCL’s Pride of America

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 Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Cruise Presentations:
  1. Neonatal Lupus Syndrome: Skin Rash or Permanent Congenital Heart Block? (Tues Oct 30)
    • Describe neonatal systemic lupus erythematosus as a model of passively acquired autoimmunity
    • Identify three groups of neonatal SLE
    • Discuss current management strategies as well as innovative clinical tools to treat the disorder
  2. Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy: The Chilling Details (Saturday Oct 27)
    • Identify risk factors for the development of hypoxic ischemic injury to the brain
    • Understand the pathogenesis of hypoxic-ischemic injury, including the role of inflammatory mediators, oxidant damage and secondary (delayed) brain injury
    • Examine how hypothermia may be a neuroprotective strategy against brain injury
    • Summarize the nurse’s role in managing the baby undergoing hypothermia
  3. Cardiovascular System Review: Physiology and Congenital Defects (Mon Oct 29)
    • Review cardiac physiology to understand concepts of blood flow
    • Perform a detailed evaluation of the cardiovascular system
    • Identify signs and symptoms of cardiac disease in the neonate as well as diagnosis and treatment strategies
    • Interpret congenital heart defects with increased/decreased pulmonary blood flow, obstructive defects with pulmonary venous congestion, and mixed defects.
  4. Recognition of the High Risk Baby (Wed Oct 31)
    • Review the physiology and pathophysiology associated with transition to extrauterine life
    • Discuss routine care considerations during the first hours after birth to facilitate transition.
    • Distinguish common problems that occur during transition
  5. Physical Assessment of the Newborn (Fri Nov 2)
    • Review the perinatal history to identify factors that increase the risk of neonatal complications
    • Evaluate growth parameters to determine risks for difficulty with transition to extrauterine life
    • Identify deviations from normal and relate to maternal antenatal/intrapartum conditions
    • Summarize the signs indicating neurological maturity
    • Perform a comprehensive physical examination of the newborn using a head-to-toe systematic approach
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
Terese Verklan, PhD, CCNS, RNC, FAAN

Practicing Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, NIH researcher and internationally acclaimed educator, Dr. Terese Verklan is committed to providing you with the most up-to-date and clinically relevant information to enhance your current and future practice in the NICU. Dr. Verklan is the editor of Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, as well as a chapter contributor for Transition to Extrauterine Life, Neurologic Disorders and Legal Issues. She has been a guest editor for JOGNN's Clinical Issues and for the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. She is a reviewer and editorial board member for a number of professional journals, and is an Associate Editor for Nursing and Health Sciences. Terese is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, National Association of Neonatal Nurses and the Academy of Neonatal Nursing, she knows the key issues and clinical challenges you face today. Because she continues to provide bedside care in a tertiary NICU, she knows what you need to know for quality care and advanced practice. Join her as she presents a dynamic, informative and clinically focused program developed specifically for the practicing nurse!

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 Oct 27
Honolulu, Hawaii
Lectures 2:30pm-4:30pm
-
7:00pm
Sun Oct 28
Kahului (Maui), Hawaii (overnight)
8:00am
-
Mon Oct 29
Kahului (Maui), Hawaii
Lectures 4:00pm-7:00pm
-
6:00pm
Tue Oct 30
Hilo, Hawaii
Lectures 5:00pm-7:00pm
8:00am
6:00pm
Wed Oct 31
Kona, Hawaii
Lectures 5:00pm-7:00pm
7:00am
6:00pm
Thu Nov 1
Nawiliwili (Kauai), Hawaii (overnight)
8:00am
-
Fri Nov 2
Nawiliwili (Kauai), Hawaii
Lectures 1:00pm-6:00pm
-
2:00pm
Sat Nov 3
Honolulu, Hawaii
7:00am
-

Ports of Call
Hilo, Hawaii - Gaze up from this charming town and see snow-capped Mauna Kea volcano. It's just one of the scenic marvels in this exotic greenhouse of lush tropical plants, towering banyan trees, thundering falls and enough flowers to fill a rainbow. Arid deserts, steaming fissures and volcanoes that blow their tops are just as impressive.
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii - Combine the languid allure of the tropics with big-city sophistication, then add the spirit of aloha, and you've got Honolulu. This Pacific crossroads features museums, dazzling beaches, historic Pearl Harbor and spectacular sunrises over Diamond Head. Gardenias and jasmine blanket the air with a heady fragrance, and pink sunsets cast a magical glow over fabled Waikiki Beach.
Kona, Hawaii - The sun-blessed Kona coast stretches 80 miles along macadamia nut orchards, famous coffee plantations and some of the most important sites in Hawaiian history. The coast is famous for water sports, and the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament is a world-renowned annual event.
Maui, Hawaii - Once the center of the notorious Yankee Pacific whaling fleet, today Lahaina's historic grog shops and ship chandleries have been transformed into fashionable boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Other popular optional shore excursions: a humpback whale search; Haleakala Crater, so vast it could swallow Manhattan, skyscrapers and all; the heavenly road to Hana and the seven sacred pools.
Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii - The Garden Isle, Kauai receives the most rainfall of all the Hawaiian Islands, which leads to lush vegetation and elegant hibiscus blossoms, as well as a huge canyon carved by wind and water erosion. Marvel at the narrow paths worn by the ancient Menehunes into the cliffsides of the steep Na Pali Coast, unmarred by roads and unapproachable except by foot trail or helicopter.

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.

NCL’s Pride of America

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
DESCRIPTION
CEI RATE
AA
Owner's Suite - Living room, dining room, private balcony with hot tub, separate bedroom with king-size bed and walk-in-closet, CD/DVD library, two TVs, luxury bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower and guest bathroom. Butler service and concierge included.
Call for availability
AF
Two Bedroom Deluxe Family Suite with Balcony - Living room, private balcony, two separate bedrooms-one with a king-size bed and walk-in-closet and one with two lower beds, two TVs, two bathrooms-one with bath and shower. Butler service and concierge available.
Call for availability
BD
OceanView Stateroom With Balcony
- Two lower beds, sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to a private balcony.
Call for Availability
OK
Obstructed OceanView
- Two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, additional bedding to sleep two additional guests and a picture window with an obstructed view.

Call for Availability
IB
Inside Stateroom
- Two lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
Call for Availability
All Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
Call for 3rd/4th person in cabin
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $280.55 – 304.66 per person
Deposit $250.00 per person
Single Rates are Available - Request Details from our Staff
Air Fare Additional
Cancellation Penalties vary by cruise line and sailing date. Be sure to review these cruise line policies with our staff.
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.