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Perinatal Population: Cardiac, Hypertension, Sepsis, Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder, Hemorrhage & Fetal Monitoring

7-Night Alaska Glacier Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
September 18 - 25, 2023
Royal Caribbean's <em>Quantum of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

16.0 Contact Hours

COURSE FEES

$795 for Nurse Practitioners
$595 for Nurses, Students & Others

TARGET AUDIENCE

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners,

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Participants will learn how to care for the perinatal population with the following conditions:

  1. Obstetric Hemorrhage:
    • Develop knowledge of, screening for, diagnosis, early recognition and prevention, evidence-based pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.
  2. Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy:
    • Acquire skills to identify and prevent preeclampsia without severe features, preeclampsia with severe features, and eclampsia
    • Recommend medications and treatments for hypertension in Pregnancy
  3. Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Birth:
    • Implement standardized admission criteria, triage management, education, and support for women presenting in spontaneous labor.
    • Describe standardized techniques of pain management and comfort measures that stimulate labor progress.
    • Recognize and treat dysfunctional labor patterns.
  4. Interpret fetal Monitoring and management of category II & III fetal tracings:
    • Define NICHD terminology
    • Learn to encourage methods that promote labor progress and freedom of movement.
  5. Cardiac Conditions in Obstetrical Care:
    • Develop knowledge of, screening for, diagnosis, early recognition and prevention, evidence-based pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.
    • Assess for cardiac history during pregnancy.
    • Describe escalating warning signs for an imminent cardiac event.
    • Utilize standardized AIM cardiac risk assessment tools to identify cardiac risks.
  6. Care for Pregnant Postpartum People with Substance Use Disorder:
    • Provide substance use disorder (SUD) education with harm reduction, and care of infants with substance exposure.
    • Develop anti-racist and trauma protocols/training to address health care team member biases and stigma for patients with SUDs.
    • Describe optimal care for perinatal population with SUD, including federal, state, and local notification guidelines for infants with substance exposure.
    • Develop referral resources between obstetric providers and community organizations that support the perinatal population for social determinants of health needs, behavioral health supports, and SUD treatment.
  7. Perinatal Mental Health Conditions:
    • Assess and treat anxiety and depression in the perinatal population.
    • Initiate evidence-based non-pharmacological interventions and medication management.
    • Develop individualized treatment plan based on symptoms and assessment.
    • Analyze insulin resistance and its effect on mental health.
    • Build resiliency in the family unit.
  8. Sepsis in Obstetrical Care:
    • Describe evidence-based measures to prevent infection.
    • Explain sepsis complications, early warning signs, and prevention strategies within the perinatal population.
  9. Restorative Reproductive Medicine:
    • Describe benefits and interpretations of cycle charting.
    • Analyze insulin resistance and its effect on reproductive health.
    • Design individualized plan for basic reproductive issues.
  10. Women of Color/ morbidity and mortality:
    • Describe morbidity and mortality rates of perinatal women of color.
    • Identify risk factors for women of color.
    • Synthesize strategies to reduce health disparities and morbidity and mortality rates of perinatal women of color.
Recommendations and guidance given based on standards from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM), California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC), American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), March of Dimes.

Target Audience: Family physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, obstetricians, registered nurses, nurse educators. .

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

Stacey Van Gelderen DNP, MS, RNC-MNN, PHN

Stacey Van Gelderen DNP, MS, RNC-MNN, PHN

Full Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato School of Nursing, Mankato, MN

Dr. Van Gelderen is a full professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN, USA who has focused her career on supporting perinatal women, and neonates, and building family-focused caring practices. For over 24 years, she has supported clients in obstetrics, neonates, women's health, and those with family care needs.

Dr. Van Gelderen offers workshops and consultations for maternal-newborn care, nursing education, family practice, and simulation. In recent years, Dr. Van Gelderen has had special interest areas of supporting high-risk, low-occurrence obstetrical emergencies such as hypertension in pregnancy, post-partum hemorrhage, cardiac conditions during pregnancy, and infertility.

Dr. Van Gelderen is the primary author of the Van Gelderen Family Care Rubric (VGFCR) (2019, 2016) which is an evidence-based validated tool that helps healthcare professionals develop family assessment and communication skills. This tool is recognized by the renowned International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning and awarded the 2018-2019 articles of influence by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. This instrument is being utilized by healthcare staff and educators in twelve countries across the globe.

Lisa Brown DNP, MSN, APRN, CNM

Lisa Brown DNP, MSN, APRN, CNM

Birthing Centers, Midwifery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato, MN

Lisa Brown DNP, APRN, CNM is a full scope certified nurse-midwife for Mayo Clinic Health System with a perinatal mood disorders certification and trained by the FEMM Research Institute for Restorative Reproductive Medicine. She works with women of all ages and stages of life via telehealth and face to face visits. Dr. Brown has over 25 years of nursing experience, mostly in obstetrics, and graduated with a master's degree in midwifery in 2018 and a doctorate degree in 2022.

Dr. Brown has spent many years as a registered nurse and midwife working with fertility awareness methods, infertility issues, recurrent loss, and restoring reproductive wellness. She is a trained FEMM medical consultant and has working knowledge of the Creighton, SymtoThermal, and Marquette methods of fertility awareness. Dr. Brown has helped many women avoid and achieve pregnancy and addresses fertility issues like PCOS, anovulatory cycles, irregular cycles, recurrent loss, and hormonal imbalance from adolescence through menopause.

In recent years, Dr. Brown has developed a special interest in perinatal mood disorders after seeing this issue daily with limited resources to address it. She recently graduated with a doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) from Bethel University in St. Paul MN. Her focus was on perinatal mood disorders, symptom management, and non-pharmacological interventions to improve mental health in the perinatal population. Dr. Brown sees patients at her practice at Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato and via telehealth through the Reply Clinic in Cary, North Carolina.

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.

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 Credits TM as needed.   Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Mon Sep 18 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Tue Sep 19 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Sep 20 Sitka, Alaska
10:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Sep 21 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Sep 22 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
6:30 am 11:00 am
Fri Sep 22 Juneau, Alaska
2:00 pm 8:00 pm
Sat Sep 23 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Sep 24 Victoria, British Columbia
5:00 pm 10:00 pm
Mon Sep 25 Seattle, Washington
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

PORTS OF CALL

Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is one of America's most vibrant cities. Stroll its bustling waterfront (including Pike Place Market), visit the Space Needle, and find a great coffee-shop to enjoy in this coffee-loving city (the home of Starbucks). One of America's tech centers (Amazon and Microsoft are both headquartered here), the city is abuzz with the interesting people attracted to the opportunities to be found there. There is more than enough to see and do here to keep you busy for a day or two. If you have a little extra time, Seattle is a great place to visit.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Sitka, Alaska - Sitka truly offers the best of Alaska. Its small-town appeal stems from a unique blend of Russian, Tlingit and American history. Its snow-capped peaks and volcanic Mount Edgecumbe pose among the state’s most postcard-worthy scenes. And its rare wildlife astounds, from Saint Lazaria Island’s orange-beaked puffins to Alaska Maritime Refuge’s 40 million seabirds. This is off-the-path Alaska, where you can kayak Sitka Sound alongside swimming sea otters or fly-fish for the world’s biggest halibut. Whether it’s hiking Baranof Island trails or listening to tribal stories passed down for generations, in Sitka the midnight sun never sets on adventure.

Skagway, Alaska - The tiny town of Skagway still looks like it did during the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago— and today it remains an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. An old-time street car ride along bustling Broadway Street reveals well-preserved buildings, including the state’s oldest hotel. You can see engraved walrus tusks at the Corrington Museum, or get lost in riveting historical reenactments around town. If outdoor adventure is more your thing, there are plenty of ways to amp up the adrenaline, from sledding with Alaskan Huskies on Laughton Glacier to rafting Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.

Victoria, British Columbia - Though Toronto and Vancouver are the more famous Canadian destinations, it’s high time for the sophisticated and beautiful city of Victoria, British Columbia (BC) to have its big moment. The quaint charm and English manners of Victoria will take you back in time to the days of British occupation in the 19th century. Victoria is known as “the garden city” for its lushness and its commitment to keeping the city beautiful. Head to Butchart Garden or Beacon Hill Park to enjoy nature during your time in port.

Of course, a little history lesson is another must while on a cruise to Victoria, BC. Tour the expertly maintained Craigdarroch Castle and the Parliament Buildings, or stop in the Royal BC Museum, a natural history museum dedicated to the history of human settlement in the region. There’s also the Emily Carr House, a museum dedicated to the life and works of the famous painter, Emily Carr. Victoria exudes an intellectualism where art galleries and afternoon tea await you, but so do long bicycle rides along the seafront. Stylish cafes and restaurants are modernizing the city, all while maintaining its signature look: something straight out of a postcard.

Non-Americans/Canadians, please Click Here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise, which visits Canada

Juneau, Alaska - You can’t get to Juneau easily without a sprint by air or by sea. But once you arrive you’ll find majestic views and rich culture in every corner. With its snowcapped mountains, misty rainforests, massive glaciers and bounty of wildlife, Alaska’s remote state capital is the perfect place to dive into nature. Framed by Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts, the city’s picturesque downtown area offers centuries-old bars, boutique shops and historic landmarks. For a taste of the local culture, visit the historic district and the Alaska State Museum. And for outdoor thrills, you can take your pick of activities ranging from whale watching in Auke Bay Harbor to tundra trekking over Mendenhall Glacier, and even try your hand at gold panning in Last Chance Basin.

Royal Caribbean's Quantum 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.

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

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

Suite/Deluxe

Junior Suite with Balcony, J4 Junior Suite with Balcony (J4)
Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Full bathroom with tub. Sitting area with sofa that converts to double bed. Private balcony. Sleeps up to 5. Stateroom: 267 sq. ft. Balcony: 81 sq. ft. 
$2,534.00

Balcony

Oceanview with Balcony, 4D Oceanview with Balcony (4D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft. 
$816.00
Oceanview with Balcony, 2D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (2D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 5D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (5D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 6D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (6D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 8D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (8D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony.

Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft.
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Veranda Suite, V2 Balcony Veranda Suite (V2)
All Veranda Suites feature a glass door to a private veranda, a queen-size bed or two twin beds, a dining table, a walk-in-closet, and a flat-screen TV. Approx. 300 sq ft, plus veranda of 65 sq ft.

Note that for categories V1 and V2, the veranda is metal and glass from floor to teak rail.
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Outside

Oceanview Stateroom, 1N Oceanview Stateroom (1N) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, full bathroom and sitting area with sofa. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. 
$1,237.00

Third/Fourth $467.00
Oceanview Stateroom, 2N Oceanview Stateroom (2N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, full bathroom and sitting area with sofa. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. 
$635.00

Inside

Interior Stateroom, 3U Interior Stateroom (3U) Quad
High-definition screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling, providing real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, and full bathroom. Stateroom: 166 sq. ft. 
$1,150.00

Third/Fourth $355.00
Interior Stateroom, 4U Interior Stateroom (4U)
High-definition screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling, providing real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, and full bathroom. 
Stateroom: 166 sq. ft. 
$564.00
Interior Stateroom, 2U Inside Interior Stateroom (2U)
High-definition screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling, providing real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, and full bathroom. Stateroom: 166 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 $240.87 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.

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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