Wound Care Nursing Course - Continuing Education Cruise Conference to the Caribbean on the Oasis of the Seas September 15 - 22, 2011
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Wound Care
(Nursing Track)

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
September 15 - 22, 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.

Royal Caribbean's Magnificent Oasis of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

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
Key Applications :
  • Better recognize diabetic foot infections by utilizing IDSA Guidelines for the Clinical Classification of Diabetic Foot Infections.
  • By utilizing the education of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons outlined in their Effective Amputation Prevention Program you will leave more equipped to educate your patients / colleagues in a sound preventative program.
  • Following our program you will leave ready to apply the most current guidelines published on the prevention, treatment, and management of Neuropathic Ulcer Management by the Wound Ostomy & Continence Society, the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, and the Wound Healing Society.


Objectives ;
  1. Perform accurate and complete data collection - health history (generalized / foot specific).
  2. Identify risk factors for ulcerations / amputations (Amputation Prevention Program).
  3. Learn how to perform a comprehensive Lower Extremity Foot exam (Monofilament testing, tuning fork, temperature perception, 2 point discrimination).
  4. Peripheral neuropathy (a better understanding).
    • Prevention! What every Diabetic must be taught! (Foot Exams, offloading techniques, shoes / inlays, sample patient instruction handouts). .
    • Including demonstration of application of total contact casting
    • Including billing codes for therapeutic footwear with sample forms
  5. Gain a better understanding of agents / therapies utilized in the management of Diabetic Peripheral neuropathic pain.
  6. Learn how to perform Wound assessments on patients with neuropathic ulcers (including various classification systems ie, Wagner, University of Texas & Pedis).
  7. Update your Ulcer Management / Wound Dressings (Proper use, common problems, Biophysical Agents, Advanced Wound Care Modalities).
  8. Update your Ulcer Management / Wound Dressings (Proper use, common problems, Biophysical Agents, Advanced Wound Care Modalities).
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
Mary T. Bruno, RN, CWS, WCC, FACCWS, DAPWCA, is a registered nurse, certified wound specialist and legal nurse consultant with over 25 years of health care experience. She carries a wealth of experience in the Wound Care arena, having practiced clinically in acute, sub-acute, rehabilitation, long-term care, home health and hospice settings. Mrs. Bruno is fully versed in Clinical Practice Guidelines, State and Federal Regulations, including JCAHO and residents rights.

In 2002, Mrs. Bruno established Bruno Medical-Legal Consultants, Inc. where she holds the position of President. At Bruno Medical-Legal Consultants, Inc., Mrs. Bruno works for both Plaintiff and Defense attorneys as a consulting expert on medically related cases and as an expert witness for wound related cases.

Mrs. Bruno also travels nationally, educating health care professionals on wound and legal related topics. Additionally, she was granted the title as an approved training provider for Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders in Nursing homes by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Her professional affiliations include; American Academy of Wound Management; American Professional Wound Care Association; the American College of Certified Wound Specialists; Association for the Advancement of Wound Care; and the Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society
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 Sep 15
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
-
5:00pm
Sun Sep 16
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00-5:00pm
-
-
Mon Sep 17
Labadee, Haiti
8:00am
5:00pm
Tue Sep 18
Falmouth, Jamaica
10:00am
7:00pm
Wed Sep 19
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12:00pm; 1:00-4:00pm
-
-
Thu Sep 20
Cozumel, Mexico
8:00am
7:00pm
Fri Sep 21
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12:00pm
-
-
Sat Sep 22
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00am
-

Ports of Call
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.
Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop
St. Maarten - The smallest island in the world ever to have been partitioned between two different nations, St. Martin/St. Maarten has been shared by the French and the Dutch in a spirit of neighborly cooperation and mutual friendship for almost 350 years.

All the same, each side has managed to retain much of the distinctiveness of its own national culture. The French tend to emphasize comfort and elegance. The beaches are secluded, the luxury resorts provide lavish accommodations, and the restaurants offer some of the finest dining experiences anywhere in the Caribbean.

The latest French fashions can be found in many of the shops, and the smell of fresh croissants and pastries mixes everywhere with the spicy aromas of West Indian cooking. Small cafes and charming bistros add a decidedly Gaelic and cosmopolitan flair to the place. On the whole the atmosphere remains very relaxed.
St. Thomas, U.S. V.I. - Arguably the island with the best shopping and the best beaches. Shop duty-free Charlotte Amalie 'til you drop. Or dive into the beach scene at beautiful Magens Bay, Coki Point, or Turtle Cove, nesting ground of the endangered hawksbill sea turtle.

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.

Oasis 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
OS

Owner's Suite - Queen-size bed, private balcony, separate living area with queen-size sofa bed, private bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and bidet, and concierge service. (559.7 sq. ft., balcony 90.4 sq. ft.). Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.

Call for Availability
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Grand Suite - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service. (349.8 sq. ft., balcony 100.1 sq. ft.). Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.

Call for Availability
JS
Junior Suite 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, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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D8
Superior 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, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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I
Large 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, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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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, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
Call for Pricing
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
Call for pricing 3rd & 4th in Cabin,
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees - $291.02 per person
Deposit - $250 per person


Staterooms


Junior Suite


Large OceanView with Verandah


Large OceanView


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.