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Emergency Medicine

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

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

Course Fees:

$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.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. .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
  7. 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
  8. Dialysis Emergencies
    • 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Oncology emergencies
    • 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
  14. 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.

Accredited Continuing Medical Education 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 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

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.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

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.

Nurse Practitioners can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed aanpcert.org/ptistore/control/recert/ce_opps.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

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
Sat Mar 15
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Sun Mar 16
At Sea
Lectures 8:00 - Noon
Mon Mar 17
Labadee, Haiti
Tue Mar 18
Falmouth, Jamaica
Wed Mar 19
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00 - Noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Thu Mar 20
Cozumel, Mexico
Fri Mar 21
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00 - Noon
Sat Mar 22
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.