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Emergency Medicine

Royal Caribbean's  Harmony of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
August 5 - 12, 2017

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 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 and Chairman of Emergency Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Associate Chief Medical Officer for Quality
MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Emerman trained in Emergency Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital. He has been Chairman of Emergency Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center for more than 30 years and served as Chairman of Emergency Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for 10 years.

Dr. Emerman has been an examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine for the past 20 years. He has been an active researcher in the areas of pulmonary and cardiac disease with more than 100 peer reviewed publications. His grants total approximately $2 million. Dr. Emerman has been active in the teaching of Emergency Medicine, having founded the residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been an active lecturer, providing CME to physicians around the world.

Sorabh Khandelwal, MD
Professor and Residency Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine; Patient Care Competency Director, Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Dr. Khandelwal is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Residency Program Director at the Ohio State University. Since arriving at Ohio State in 1998, he has held positions of Clerkship Director, Clinical Skills Director, Assistant Dean of Clinical Science, and most recently Director of the Patient Care Competency of Ohio State's new medical school curriculum.

He has won numerous teaching awards including the ACEP National Faculty Teaching Award, several Emergency Medicine Teacher of the Year Awards, The Ohio State University Faculty Teaching Award, the College of Medicine Distinguished Educator Award, and most recently he was designated a Master Teacher by the College of Medicine. He has presented lectures and lead workshops at major regional, national, and international conferences. He currently is enrolled in the MHPE program at UIC.

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Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Identifying Allergic Emergencies
  2. Current Concepts in Procedural Sedation and Analgesia
  3. ABCs of Misdiagnosis
  4. Marine Hazards
  5. Diagnoses at a Glance
  6. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  7. Updates in PE Diagnosis and Management
  8. Nephrolithiasis
  9. COPD update
  10. Asthma management
  11. Treatment of Acute MI
  12. Management of opioid withdrawal
  13. Pneumonia update
  14. Management of cerebral ischemic disease TIA and Stroke update
  15. Surviving your deposition
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identifying Allergic Emergencies
    • Describe allergic / anaphylactic reactions
    • Describe the pathophysiology, presentation and treatment of allergic / anaphylactic reactions
    • Describe the differences between anaphylaxis and angioedema
  2. Current Concepts in Procedural Sedation and Analgesia
    • Discuss agents used in PSA
    • Review the indications and contraindications of using specific medications in PSA
    • Review appropriate monitoring standards when using PSA
  3. ABCs of Misdiagnosis
    • Explain the dual process theory as it relates to medical decision-making
    • Review common biases that affect physician judgment
    • Identify cognitive de-biasing strategies to reduce diagnostic error
  4. Marine Hazards
    • Describe common marine trauma (bites, stings, hazards)
    • Discuss treatment options for specific marine hazards
  5. Diagnoses at a Glance
    • Identify visual findings associated with many specific illnesses / diagnoses
    • Describe key clinical features associated with the diagnosis depicted by visual stimuli
    • Discuss treatment of diagnoses seen on visual stimuli
  6. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    • Discuss the pathophysiology of carbon monoxide poisoning
    • Summarize the literature supporting the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in CO poisoning
    • Construct management algorithms for the treatment of the CO poisoned patient
  7. Updates in PE Diagnosis and Management
    • Discuss some of the new ideas surrounding the diagnosis and management of pulmonary embolism
    • Analyze some common pitfalls when attempting to diagnose and treat a pulmonary embolism
    • Describe an easy-to-understand, and practical approach to the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism
  8. Nephrolithiasis
    • Review the epidemiology of kidney stones
    • Compare and contrast different strategies to diagnose kidney stones
    • Discuss the management of kidney stones
  9. Distinguish between asthma and COPD
    • Develop testing strategies for COPD
    • Outline management options in the ED
    • Specify the ventilator management of these patients
    • Outline the discharge regimen for COPD patients
  10. Choose among treatment options for acute management
    • Optimize post ED care
    • Adjust management for special populations
  11. Treatment of Acute MI
    • Incorporate new research into clinical practice
    • Choose among different options in the management of NSTEMI patients
    • Navigate controversies in the management of STEMI patients
  12. Management of opioid withdrawal
    • Utilize available agents for the acute withdrawal
    • Identify appropriate candidates for medication assisted therapy
    • Choose appropriate therapies for managing acute pain in the patient on maintenance therapy
  13. Pneumonia update
    • Recognize patients with HCAP
    • Adjust therapy for patients at risk for MRSA
    • Appropriately use clinic guidelines for management of pneumonia
  14. Management of cerebral ischemic disease TIA and Stroke update
    • Incorporate new thoughts about TPA inclusion and exclusion criteria
    • Utilize new research on the role of interventional radiology
    • Navigate controversies in management of acute ischemic stroke
    • Choose diagnostic strategies for the patient with focal transient focal neurologic symptoms
    • Identify patients requiring extensive workup
    • Choose treatment options for patients with TIA
  15. Surviving your deposition
    • Incorporate methods of communicating the truth about your management
    • Understand the flow of most depositions
    • Utilize the expertise of your counsel in your preparation
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.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

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.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

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

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

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Cruise Itinerary
Sat Aug 05 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Aug 06 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Mon Aug 07 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12 Noon; 1:00pm - 4:00
- -
Tue Aug 08 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Aug 09 San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00 am 2:00 pm
Thu Aug 10 Labadee, Haiti
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Fri Aug 11 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Sat Aug 12 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
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