7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas
March 15 - 22, 2014
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ 14 Contact Hours
$695 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$450 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
Course Fee Cancellation Policy:
30 days from sailing-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.
Charles L. Emerman, MD, Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University; Professor of Emergency Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
Jonathan Glauser, M.D., Faculty, Residency Program in Emergency Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center; Associate Professor of Medicine, Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University; Consult Staff, Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Management of acute asthma-addressing the difficult to manage patient
Appropriately utilize adjunct therapies for acute asthma patients
Determine the use of controller agents tailored to patients asthma severity
Tailor therapy for special populations such as the pregnant patient
Management of the acute exacerbation of COPD-routine and adjunct straggles for difficult patients
Appropriately utilize adjunct therapies for acute exacerbation of COPD
Integrate differences in the evaluation of acute COPD from asthma
Differentiate the approach to controller agents from asthma patients
Management of decompensated heart failure- Therapy beyond just diuretics
Utilize diagnostic tools for evaluating the patient with acute decompensated heart failure
Tailor diuretic therapy to the patient
Treatment of Acute Myocardial infarction- Integrating newer studies on optimal management
Integrate newer therapies into the management of acute MI
Determine when it is appropriate to treat prior to PCI
Identify pitfalls in the assessment of acute MI
Evaluation and treatment of the outpatient presenting with pneumonia- addressing risk assessment and tailored treatment
Expand the appropriate use of vasodilator therapy
Integrate current strategies for risk assessment in pneumonia patients
Tailor therapy for HCAP patients
.Acute stroke evaluation and management-integrating in new studies and controversies
Understand the risks and benefits of extending the window for thrombolytic treatment
Assess when it is appropriate to utilize invasive radiology
Recognize difficulties in decision making including the low NIH score patient
The doctor in deposition-tailor medical reasoning and explanations into the legal framework
Identify when to answer yes or no against when to expand your answer
Avoid pitfalls in answering deposition questions
Define chronic versus acute renal failure and insufficiency
Evaluate the methods and needs for emergency dialysis
Identify methods for renal replacement therapy
Demonstrate the management of hyperkalemia
Discuss therapy for fluid overload
Recognize electrolyte abnormalities which occur in the renal failure patient
Infectious disease update
Describe the challenges which the developed world faces from infectious agents
Recognize the challenges which practitioners face from drug-resistant organisms
Describe the specific resistance patterns which have developed to Neisseria gonorrhea and staphylococcus aureus
Demonstrate the risks and challenges in fighting infectious diseases in an integrated world
Airway and Rapid Sequence Intubation
List paralytic agents and their role in facilitating airway placement
Describe the use of sedative agents in the management of the airway
Discuss the indications for rapid sequence intubation
Recognize the signs and symptoms requiring immediate airway intervention
Explain the considerations for post-intubation therapy
Thermal injuries and hyperthermia
Compare and contrast fever with hyperthermia
Define the processes by which the body dissipates heat
Illustrate methods by which cooling therapies work
Recognize malignant hyperthermia and its proposed management options
Electrolytes in Emergency Medicine
Discuss the management of hyperkalemia
Illustrate the signs and symptoms of hyponatremia
Discuss the differential diagnosis of disorders of sodium homeostasis and volume status
Explain the role of the observation unit and its role in emergency care
Appraise signs and symptoms of hypercalcemia and its urgent management
Evaluate the electrolyte abnormalities which occur in the cancer patient
Discuss and define superior vena cava syndrome
Recognize pericardial tamponade and its therapy
Examine central nervous system emergencies which occur in the oncology patient
Describe spinal cord compression and its urgent management
Thermal Injuries II: Hypothermia
Discuss the pathophysiology of cold illness
Identify risk factors for hypothermia in the general population
Name populations at risk for thermal injuries
List therapeutic options for the resuscitation of the hypothermic patient
Report medical entities predisposing to hypothermia apart from environmental exposure
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.
Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm.
Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
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