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Nursing Topics in Rheumatology, Orthopedics, and Mental Health

5-Night Bermuda Cruise
Round-trip Cape Liberty, NJ (New York, NY)
June 29 - July 04, 2024

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 <em>Liberty of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

14.0 Contact Hours

COURSE FEES

$595 for Nurses
$795 for Nurse Practitioners

TARGET AUDIENCE

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners

PROGRAM PURPOSE

  1. Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology of Bone Healing
    • Identify various components of musculoskeletal anatomy.
    • Explain the mechanism of bone and fracture healing.
  2. Bone Health / Fracture Prevention - Avoiding the Revolving Door of Hospital to Home and Back Again
    • Prepare an individualized fracture prevention program for each patient discharged to home.
  3. Specialized Nursing Care of the Osteoporotic Patient following a Fragility Fracture
    • Give examples of assessment tools utilized to diagnose osteoporosis and predict the risk of future fragility fractures.
    • Devise treatment regimens for fragility fracture patients.
  4. Orthopaedic Complications
    • Recognize potentially serious orthopaedic complications.
  5. Prevention and Management of Sports Injuries
    • Describe techniques used to prevent various types of sports injuries.
    • Devise treatment regimens for athletes with a variety of sports injuries.
  6. Degenerative joint disease: Conservative and surgical treatment options
    • Summarize various conservative and surgical treatment options for patients with degenerative joint disease.
  7. Medical and surgical care of the rheumatoid arthritis patient. Acute and chronic spine issues
    • Design a plan of care for the rheumatoid arthritis patient.
    • Distinguish between various acute and chronic spine issues based on typical signs and symptoms.
  8. The 5 Faces of Depression
    • Identify the different types of depression.
    • Describe the unique treatment options for each of the depressive types.
  9. Bipolar is More than a Mood Swing- Part I
    • Describe the steps to screening for bipolar disorder.
    • Identify issues that may lead to a flawed diagnose in bipolar disorder.
    • Recognize the co-morbid aspects of bipolar disorder
  10. Bipolar is More than a Mood Swing- Part II
    • Describe pharmacological treatment for bipolar disorder.
    • Describe non-pharmacological treatment for bipolar disorder.
    • Identify the comorbid effects of bipolar.
    • Identify the challenges in the management of bipolar disorder
  11. Genetic Testing: Fact or Science Fiction
    • Describe the rational for implementing pharmacogenetic testing in practice.
    • Identify the barriers to incorporating pharmacogenetic testing into clinical practice.
  12. Interviewing Techniques and Therapeutic Relationships in the the Mental Health Client.
    • Discuss the importance of self-awareness in the nurse-client relationship
    • Describe the phases of relationship development in the nurse-client relationship.
    • Identify the goals of a nurse-client relationship
  13. Risk Factors Military Members and Their Families Face for Mental Health Disorders and Addiction
    • Describe the three major components that make up military culture.
    • Summarize the issues that veterans face as they reintegrate into civilian life
    • Identify the barriers and challenges that may prevent a veteran or service member from seeking mental health or substance abuse treatment
    • Describe circumferences and specific demographics that increase risk for suicide in Veterans
  14. Psychopharmacology: Prescribing Tips and Tricks in Unique Populations
    • State how to select psychotropics in patients with complex medical issues
    • Discuss the challenges of managing a diabetic client who requires atypical antipsychotics
    • Describe necessary changes in psychotropic medications after gastric by pass.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE: To attend the conference, participants must book their cruise through Continuing Education, Inc.. This ensures our company can provide full conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Note also, that participants' family and friends are welcome to book within our group to take advantage of our typically excellent cruise rates. Thank you for your cooperation.
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

Faculty

Amy B. Harris, MSN, RN, OCNS-C

Amy B. Harris, MSN, RN, OCNS-C

Orthopaedic Clinical Nurse Specialist
Licensed Advanced Practice Nurse
Maryland and District of Columbia
Consultant / Educator 
Clinical Program Coordinator
Rheumatology Division
Children's National Health System (CNHS)
Washington, D.C. 

Amy B. Harris, MSN, APN, OCNS-C, spent 30 years working in a variety of orthopaedic settings to include level one trauma hospital in-patient units, ambulatory care settings, a rehabilitation hospital, operating rooms, and in out-patient pediatric orthopaedics and rheumatology. Amy's roles within these settings have included those of staff nurse, nurse manager, and clinical nurse specialist. She has demonstrated her expertise holding certification as an Orthopaedic Clinical Nurse Specialist. Her commitment to the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) is evident through her participation as a national congress speaker. She is on the test committee for the Orthopaedic Nursing Certification Board (ONCB) and has served as an item-writer for the ONCB's certification exams. Amy served on NAON's education committee, and she was co-chair of NAON's first full day APN conference.

As a Rheumatology Nurse Coordinator for the past 9 years, Amy expanded her expertise in the field of rheumatology. She is an active member of the Rheumatology Nurses Society (RNS). Amy has earned distinction as a sought-after presenter on a variety of topics related to the care of patients with orthopaedic and rheumatologic conditions. She has shared her insights nationally at conferences co-sponsored by NAON and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. She has also presented orthopaedic certification exam review courses around the country. Amy is well known for her energized teaching style and ability to provide practical information and interesting case studies to health care providers from varied disciplines.

Valerie R. Vestal, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Valerie R. Vestal, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Valerie is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Her nursing career has yielded a variety of experiences extending from Cardiac Critical Care, Nursing Informatics, and Adjunct Clinical Instructor. She has found her home in Psychiatry.

She received both her undergraduate and graduate degree in Nursing from Winston-Salem State University. She also holds a Post Master in Psychiatric Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Alabama School of Nursing. She is also a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Reserve and has deployed to both Kuwait and Germany.

She is passionate about uplifting patients who have a negative self-image and have defined themselves by their illness. She has most recently expressed this through her work as a contributing author in the book Goodness Abounds.

Accreditation

 Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

ANCC

Credit Designation for Nurses:  Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 14 contact hours.
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 TM as needed.   Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Jun 29 Cape Liberty, NJ (New York, NY)
- 4:00 pm
Sun Jun 30 *At Sea - Cruising
Meeting 8:00AM - 12:00PM, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
- -
Mon Jul 01 Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda
10:00 am -
Tue Jul 02 Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda
- 5:00 pm
Wed Jul 03 *At Sea - Cruising
Meeting 8:00AM - 12:00PM, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
- -
Thu Jul 04 Cape Liberty, NJ (New York, NY)
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

PORTS OF CALL

Cape Liberty, NJ (New York, NY) - Cape Liberty Cruise Port is located on the New York Harbor in Bayonne, New Jersey, and is just seven miles from New York City and three miles from Newark Liberty International Airport. Its waterfront location and close proximity to the Big Apple allow visitors easy access to everything New York City has to offer along with providing access to the historic roots of Northern New Jersey. Convenient guest parking is located adjacent to the cruise terminal.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda - Located at the tip of Bermuda's West End, Royal Naval Dockyard is home to exceptional shopping and pristine beaches. The beautifully restored Royal Navy Dockyards provide quaint boutique, a crafts market and fascinating maritime museum. Don't miss the chance to try out one of the many water sports offered in and around this gorgeous harbor. View Shopping Guide (Current shopping maps available onboard.)

Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas

PLEASE NOTE: To attend the conference, participants must book their cruise through Continuing Education, Inc.. This ensures our company can provide full conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Note also, that participants' family and friends are welcome to book within our group to take advantage of our typically excellent cruise rates. Thank you for your cooperation.

Register your interest and receive a full quote at 800-422-0711 (US/Can) or direct/int'l tel: +1-727-526-1571 or by registering online.
STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

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

Balcony

Oceanview with Balcony, 2D Oceanview with Balcony (2D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom.

Stateroom: 188 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft. 
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 1B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (1B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom.

Stateroom: 199sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 1D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (1D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom.

Stateroom: 188 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 2B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (2B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom.

Stateroom: 199 sq. ft. Balcony: 65 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 3B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (3B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom.

Stateroom: 199 sq. ft. Balcony: 65 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 4B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (4B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom.

Stateroom: 199 sq. ft. Balcony: 65 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 4D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (4D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom.

Stateroom: 188 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 5D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (5D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom.

Stateroom: 188 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 6B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (6B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom.

Stateroom: 199sq. ft. Balcony: 65 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Balcony with Balcony, 6D Balcony Oceanview Balcony with Balcony (6D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom.

Stateroom: 189 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft.
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Outside

Oceanview Stateroom, 2N Oceanview Stateroom (2N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.

Stateroom: 180 sq. ft. 
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Oceanview Stateroom, 4N Oceanview Stateroom (4N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.

Stateroom: 180 sq. ft. 
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Oceanview Stateroom, 3N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (3N)
Stateroom for four people. Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, two pullman beds, and private bathroom.

Stateroom: 180 sq. ft.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 4V Interior Stateroom (4V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.

Stateroom: 150 sq. ft. 
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Interior Stateroom, 2V Inside Interior Stateroom (2V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.

Stateroom: 150 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 3V Inside Interior Stateroom (3V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.

Stateroom: 150 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 6V Inside Interior Stateroom (6V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.

Stateroom: 150 sq. ft.
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Because this program is sailing soon, full payment of the fare is due at time of booking.

3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please call to secure the best possible pricing

Cruise pricing is presented per person, based double occupancy of the stateroom, per standard industry practice. Pricing presented above is listed accordingly to allow easy comparison for the stateroom categories displayed. Our agents always provide 'total cost' pricing disclosing all particulars before you make any commitment.

COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: We will match any price currently offered by the cruise line; this promise includes their short-term, promotional rates. As a value-added organizer of meetings at sea, however, we do not seek to compete with 'cruise discounters,' 'travel clubs,' or 'distressed inventory' sales operations.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Because this sailing is departing soon, no fares are displayed above; Call us to request a quote of current, market rate fares. Those fares, the same as offered directly by the cruise line, are subject to change at any time until held with a deposit or full payment of the fare. Market rates are capacity and revenue controlled, do fluctuate, and can be withdrawn without notice.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: We recommend Travel Insurance to protect your investment from unexpected, late cancellations.
Cruise Cancellation Policy:Late Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please congirm the policy applicable to this cruise with one of our agents.
Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30+ days before sailing date - 75% Refund ; 7-29 days before sailing date - 50% Refund; Less than 7 days before sailing date - No Refund
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: During periods of unusual oil price volatility, cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge at any time prior to sailing.

Chubb Travel Protection Overview

Please note, this insurance protection is available to the residents of the United States only,
that coverage limits are per person and that limits can vary by State.

Standard Plan Benefits Travel Basics Travel Essentials Travel Choice
Trip Cancellation 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption - Return Air Only $500 $750 $1,000
Trip Delay $500 ($100 per day) $750 ($150 per day) $1,000 ($200 per day)
Missed Connection NA $250 $500
Baggage & Personal Effects $750 ($50 deductible) $1,000 $2,500
Baggage Delay $200 $300 $500
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense* $15,000 ($50 deductible) $25,000 $50,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation of Remains $150,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Accidental Death & Dismemberment NA $10,000 $50,000
Assistance Services Included Included Included
Additional Benefits (if purchased within 15 days of Initial Trip Payment; Day 1 is the date the Intial Trip Payment is made)
Pre-Existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver Included Included Included
Trip Cancellation/ Interruption due to Financial Default Included Included Included
Accident Sickness Medical Expense Excess Coverage Primary Coverage Primary Coverage
Baggage & Personal Effects Excess Coverage Excess Coverage Primary Coverage
Flight Accident $25,000 $50,000 NA
Missed Connection NA Additional $250 Included in base plan
Optional Benefits (if selected byt the Applicant and required premium is paid)
Medical Coverage Upgrade Included in base plan Included in base plan Additional $50,000
including Emergency Evacuation* Additional $150,000 Additional $500,000 Included in base plan
Car Rental Collision Coverage $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible)
Flight Accident Amount selected up to $500,000 Amount selected up to $500,000 NA
*Coverage, pricing and availability may vary by state
*Additional Benefits change not available for CA, CO, KS, MN, MO, MT, NH, NY, PA, TX or WA residents at this time.


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Residence Inn by Marriott New York JFK Airport

142-30 135th Ave, Queens, NY 11436

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