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Primary Care: ECG and Arrhythmia Interpretation with Focus on a Clinical Approach

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
from San Juan, Puerto Rico

Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas
January 19 - 26, 2014

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Royal Caribbean's Wonderful Adventure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas

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.
Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
To provide a comprehensive clinical review of ECG and Arrhythmia Interpretation. Practical application is stressed.

RHYTHM INTERPRETATION REVIEW
Review of the Clinical Approach to ECG Interpretation Arrhythmias – beginning with the Basics, and advancing to Intermediate Level and beyond. Among the topics covered in addition to the basic rhythms are Narrow and Wide Tachycardias, Nodal Rhythms, MAT, AIVR, Vagal Maneuvers, AV Blocks.
OVERVIEW OF ECG INTERPRETATION
Review of the Systematic Approach to ECG Interpretation – with attention to Basic Rhythms, Intervals, Axis, Chamber Enlargement, Bundle Branch Blocks, Hemiblocks, Ischemia/Infarction, Electrolyte Disorders, Pericarditis, WPW, Technical Errors, and Normal Variant Patterns. Numerous illustrations; Clinical relevance is stressed.
MANAGEMENT OF CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS
This session will refine arrhythmia diagnosis concepts covered in Session #1 - and clinically apply these concepts to a representative series of Arrhythmia Case Studies from office and hospital settings. Practical assessment and management of each case will be discussed.
PRACTICE 12-LEAD TRACINGS
Each participant will have the opportunity to work through 20 representative Practice 12-Lead ECGs in the Workbook they will receive. We’ll then work through these tracings together during this session. Detailed Explained Answers are provided in the Workbook that participants may keep.
ACLS: PRACTICE CODE SCENARIOS
Each participant will have the opportunity to work through 4 involved Practice Code Scenarios in Cardiac Arrest in the Workbook they will receive. We’ll then work through each case together during this session. Detailed Explained Answers are provided in the Workbook that participants may keep. This is not an ACLS Course – but ACLS Guidelines will be reviewed.
OFFICE ECGs – A Clinical Approach
Further reinforcement of the concepts covered in earlier sessions by means of a series of 12-Lead Tracings I’ve collected as a Primary Care Clinician at the Bedside. We’ll review each tracing in detail)
OPTIMAL USE OF COMPUTERIZED ECG INTERPRETATIONS
Like it or not – a computerized interpretation comes with virtually every ECG you order either in the office or in the hospital. This interesting session provides insight on how to make computerized interpretations your ally.


Special Gift:
Dr. Grauer will be providing each attendee with a very detailed course syllabus that includes four free pocket books, authored by him, which consolidate the educational material and contain Practice Exercises with detailed Explained Answers. There will be additional hard copy handout materials, as well as reference pdf files that cover all that will be discussed during Dr. Grauer's sessions.

The four books to be gifted to each course participant are:
1. ECG-2014-Pocket Brain Expanded Book
2. 12-Lead ECG Practice Exercises
3. ACLS-2013 Pocket Brain Book
4. ACLS: Practice Code Scenarios - 2013

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
Ken Grauer, M.D. After a 30-year career in Family Medicine Dr Grauer is Emeritus Professor at the University of Florida, where he was full-time faculty and full professor. He is primary author of over 10 books, and a leading primary care educator over the past 3 decades with literally hundreds of national presentations in various cardiology topics for primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and other paramedical audiences. Dr. Grauer remains as busy as ever in "retirement" - working on numerous ECG/ACLS/Arrhythmia projects in book, ePub and on-line format.
Accreditation

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.

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
DATE
PORT
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sun Jan 19
San Juan, Puerto Rico
-
8:30pm
Mon Jan 20
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
8:00am
5:30pm
Tue Jan 21
Basseterre, St. Kitts
8:00am
5:00pm
Wed Jan 22
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
-
-
Thu Jan 23
Oranjestad, Aruba
8:00am
10:00pm
Fri Jan 24
Willemstad, Curacao
8:00am
6:00pm
Sat Jan 25
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12:00pm; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
-
-
Sun Jan 26
San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:00am
-

Ports of Call
San Juan, Puerto Rico (Embark and Debark) - 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. Port tips from our blog
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.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!
Oranjestad, Aruba - A Dutch jewel with a tropical touch. In Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, explore the colorful floating market and Nassaustraat, brimming with quaint shops. Head for the beach where water sports abound: snorkeling, rides on glass bottom boats and submarines. Or venture into the countryside to see the haunts of the huge green parakeet, the unique rock gardens of Casi Bari, the curious divi divi tree, forever bending in the tradewind breezes
Willemstad, Curacao - An isle of Dutch treats: gabled storybook houses, duty-free Delftware, the famous Curacao orange flavored liqueur

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.

Adventure 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

ACCOMMODATIONS
CATEGORY
CEI RATE
Owner's Suite (OS) - 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.
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Grand Suite (GS) - 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.
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Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area. (264.8 sq. ft., balcony 75.3 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.
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D2) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50.8 sq. ft.) 
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OceanView Stateroom (H) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (L) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $220.37
Deposit $250 per person
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your specific conference.

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; this link allows you to price out the insurance plan you prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

What Our Travel Insurance Can Cover:

  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption
  • Baggage/Personal Effects Loss & Dealy
  • Missed Connection
  • Medical Expense/Emergency Evacuation
  • Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation
  • Accidental Death
  • On-Call 24 Hour Assistance Services
  • Some plans even include cancel for any reason