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Quality Improvement: Tools and Workshops

7-Night San Juan, Tortola & St. Kitts
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
December 03 - 10, 2022
<em>Celebrity Apex</em>
Celebrity Apex

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
16 MOC (Part II) points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
16.0 Contact Hours

COURSE FEES

$1095 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$850 for Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners
$695 for Nurses, Students & Others

TARGET AUDIENCE

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Pediatricians,

PROGRAM PURPOSE

  1. Icebreaker and introductions
  2. Quality Improvement overview and why we do what we do
    • Brief history of quality overall and in healthcare (didactic section)
    • Project selection – considerations, resources to consider, alignment with hospital priorities, etc. (didactic followed by roundtable discussion)
  3. What is the problem and how to state it!
    • Problem and aim statement – ensuring SMART problem and aim statements – key performance indicator considerations (working session)
  4. Developing a Key driver diagram (definition, examples, how to use to organize project and determine scope)
    • Project scope (scope considerations, examples of good and bad scope statements)
  5. How I make QI work successful:
    • Issues and risks (examples of issues and risks that might be encountered, approach to evaluating severity of risk, how to mitigate risk)
    • Stakeholder analysis (determining who is on the project team, ensuring sponsorship, identifying threats/resistance)
  6. How to make it work
    • Project execution overview – project management basics, PDSA cycles, tests of change, possible overview of MOC requirements (didactic section)
    • Communication plan – frequency, methods of communication, communication objectives, how to develop a communication plan, elevator speech and generating enthusiasm and buy-in (didactic followed by roundtable discussion and working session)
  7. Identifying Current conditions
    • Process mapping
    • Identifying waste
  8. Day 1 key points, homework review, and icebreakers
  9. A3 Basics and Charter development
  10. If you don’t measure it, it can’t be fixed
    • Metrics – outcomes and process metrics, defining your metrics and tying them to your smart aim
  11. Data collection - collecting baseline data, using baseline data to review and refine project scope and smart aim, determining what data to collect during project execution, creation of data collection templates (didactic and working session – 60 minutes)
  12. Data presentation and analysis – what to do with your collected data – run charts, control charts, etc. – use to determine success of interventions, keys for communication/sharing – how to construct and label charts, including annotation, common cause versus special cause variation (examples of good and bad data presentation)
  13. Project reviews – interim and at end of project – determining health of project, potential go-no go decisions, designing subsequent tests of change (with examples and roundtable discussion)
  14. Sustainment plan – sustainment overview – why it’s important, examples, roundtable discussion
  15. Project closure –
    • celebrating success, publication, possible report out venues
    • Summary, instructor feedback, possible next steps

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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.
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.
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

Faculty

Vera Hupertz, MD

Vera Hupertz, MD

Executive Vice Chair Pediatrics
Vice Chair of Pediatrics, Quality and Patient Safety
Medical Director Transplant Hepatology
Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Institute

Dr. Hupertz was a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY (1974-1978) and received her BS in Biology. She attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY and graduated in 1982 with MD. Internship and residency was completed at Rainbow Babies & Children's (RB&C) Hospital, Cleveland, OH by 1985 and Pediatric Gi and Hepatology fellowship by 1988. She maintains 3 board certifications which include: Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology, and Pediatric Transplant Hepatology. 

Vera stayed on as Staff Physician at Rainbow Babies and Hospital and achieved the level of Associate Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. She was made Medical Director of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Team, and was co-director of the Residency Training Program at RB&C. In addition to the above, I developed a residency curriculum for Chronic Care to be used at Health Hill Hospital (now Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation). 

She became a staff physician at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in July of 2000 and currently has a joint appointment with the Department of Transplant Surgery. She is Medical Director of Pediatric Liver Transplantation. She is Vice Chair of Quality Improvement for the Children's Hospital and Pediatric Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Current interests are liver disease (especially neonatal disease) and liver transplantation, as well as inflammatory bowel diseases

Allan L. Cohn, CPHQ

Quality Director - Cleveland Clinic Children's (2010 to 2021)
Responsible for overall quality improvement plan for Cleveland Clinic Children's

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.

 

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation for Physicians: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the 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.

 

ANCC

Credit Designation for Nurses: Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 16 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 CreditsTM as needed.  Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ROYAL COLLEGE MOC

 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education


Credit Designation for Pharmacists: This knowledge-based activity is approved for 16 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 16 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

MOC ABP

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 16 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provide's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Dec 03 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Dec 04 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 9:00am - 12 Noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- -
Mon Dec 05 San Juan, Puerto Rico
3:30 pm 11:30 pm
Tue Dec 06 Tortola, British Virgin Islands
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Dec 07 Basseterre, St. Kitts
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Dec 08 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:30am - 12:30pm
- -
Fri Dec 09 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 9:00am - 12 Noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- -
Sat Dec 10 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

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.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

San Juan, Puerto Rico - 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.  

Tortola, British Virgin Islands -  Besides being one of the most scenic islands in the Caribbean, Tortola also has a fascinating cultural and historical side. For a glimpse into the island’s colonial past, visit the Virgin Islands Folk Museum. The restored house was once the family home of shipwright, Joseph Wilfred Penn and features a deep collection of Arawak and Carib pottery and stone tools, as well as plantation artifacts. Hike along the seven available walking trails in Sage Mountain National Park for stunning panoramic views of the island and the surrounding natural habitat. Snorkeling in the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea and a rum tasting at Callwood Rum Distillery are essential on a cruise to Tortola. Sample the delicious curries, spicy soups, and sumptuous shellfish dishes available in abundance at local restaurants and many snack shacks around the island.

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.

Celebrity Apex

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.

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

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

Balcony

Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda, E4 Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (E4)
 Celebrity eXhaleTM bedding featuring Cashmere Mattress. Two lower double beds convertible to King (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Interactive television system, individual safe, dual voltage 110/220 AC and hair dryer.

Stateroom: 202 sq. ft. and Veranda: 42 sq. ft 
$1,454.00
Our Agents ALWAYS check for lower promo pricing at the time of booking.
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda, 1A Balcony Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda (1A)
OceanView Stateroom with Veranda - seating area. Celebrity eXhaleTM bedding featuring Cashmere Mattress. Queen size bed convertible to two lower beds (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Interactive television system. 

Stateroom: 202 sq. ft. Veranda: 40 sq. ft.
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Concierge Class, C1 Balcony Concierge Class (C1)

 Concierge Class Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Sitting area with sofa. Veranda with lounge seating. Interactive Television system, individual safe, dual voltage 110/220 AC and Hair dryer. 

Stateroom: 202 sq ft. and Veranda 42 sq. ft.

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Concierge Class, C2 Balcony Concierge Class (C2)
Concierge Class staterooms are well-appointed, personal retreats located in some of the most-desirable locations on the ship. As a Concierge Class guest, your team of dedicated professionals will take care of all your vacation needs. From Priority Check-In - when you're greeted by your Concierge - to the moment you head back home, we're there to assist you.

Stateroom: 201 sq. ft. Veranda: 42 sq. ft.
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Concierge Class, C3 Balcony Concierge Class (C3)
Concierge Class Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Sitting area with sofa. Veranda with lounge seating. Interactive Television system, individual safe, dual voltage 110/220 AC and Hair dryer. 

Stateroom: 202 sq ft. and Veranda 42 sq. ft.
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Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda, E1 Balcony Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (E1)
 Edge Strm w/Infinite Veranda Veranda with seating area. Celebrity eXhaleTM bedding featuring Cashmere Mattress. Two lower double beds convertible to King (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Interactive television system.

Stateroom: 202 sq. ft. Veranda: 42 sq. ft.
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800-422-0711
for Pricing
Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda, E2 Balcony Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (E2)
Edge Strm w/Infinite Veranda Veranda with seating area. Celebrity eXhaleTM bedding featuring Cashmere Mattress. Two lower double beds convertible to King (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Interactive television system.

Stateroom: 202 sq. ft. and Veranda: 42 sq. ft.
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800-422-0711
for Pricing
Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda, E3 Balcony Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (E3)
Edge Strm w/Infinite Veranda Veranda with seating area. Celebrity eXhaleTM bedding featuring Cashmere Mattress. Two lower double beds convertible to King (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Interactive television system.

Stateroom: 202 sq. ft. and Veranda: 42 sq. ft.
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Edge Single Stateroom with Infinite Veranda , ES Balcony Edge Single Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (ES)
 Celebrity eXhale™ bedding. Private safe. 24-hour room service. Private mini-bar. Complimentary tote bag. Custom blended bath products. Interactive Samsung flat-screen television. Personal veranda. New Cashmere Collection luxury queen-sized bed. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Dual voltage 110/220 AC. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Smart TV, individual safe.

Stateroom: 131 sq. ft.; Balcony: 45 sq. ft..
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Inside

Deluxe Inside Stateroom, 10 Deluxe Inside Stateroom (10)
 Celebrity’s eXhale™ bedding featuring the Cashmere Mattress. Two lower double beds convertible to King (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Dual voltage 110/220 AC. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Smart TV, individual safe

 Stateroom: 202 sq ft.   
$1,154.00
Our Agents ALWAYS check for lower promo pricing at the time of booking.
Deluxe Inside Stateroom, 11 Inside Deluxe Inside Stateroom (11)
Celebrity’s eXhale™ bedding featuring the Cashmere Mattress. Two lower double beds convertible to King (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Dual voltage 110/220 AC. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Smart TV, individual safe .

Stateroom: 202 sq ft.
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Inside Stateroom, 12 Inside Inside Stateroom (12)
Celebrity’s eXhale™ bedding featuring the Cashmere Mattress. Two lower double beds convertible to King (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Dual voltage 110/220 AC. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Smart TV, individual safe . 

Stateroom: 181 sq ft.
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Deluxe Inside Stateroom, 9 Inside Deluxe Inside Stateroom (9)
 Celebrity’s eXhale™ bedding featuring the Cashmere Mattress. Two lower double beds convertible to King (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Dual voltage 110/220 AC. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Smart TV, individual safe

 Stateroom: 202 sq ft.  
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $360.13 per person.
Deposit $250.00 per person

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

Cruise Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our agents for policies applicable to this cruise.

* 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.

Chubb Travel Protection Overview

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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before you cruise

Fort Lauderdale Marriot Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

3030 Holiday Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 USA

Discover our vibrant beach hotel in Fort Lauderdale

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After a busy day of travel, rejuvenate in our updated guest rooms and suites, many of which feature private balconies to soak in waterfront views. Dive into our lagoon-style pool, spend the day jet skiing and snorkeling, or pamper yourself at our luxury spa. Showcasing an array of unique restaurants, our resort offers ample opportunities for culinary adventures.

Ask your CEI agent for details and availability.

Cambria Fort Lauderdale

141 SW 19th Ct, Dania Beach, FL 33004

Welcome to Cambria!


The Cambria® Hotel Ft Lauderdale Airport South & Cruise Port in Dania Beach is not only a stylish hotel with friendly service, it's also conveniently located near some of the area's best attractions, including Fort Lauderdale Beach and the Dania Casino. Wake up to complimentary served gourmet coffee in the lobby, a state-of-the-art fitness center, resort-style heated outside pool and whirlpool, and a "newly renovated" restaurant & bar! Dine with confidence and convenience with choices to dine inside or enjoy the breeze in our outdoor seating area.

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