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Nursing Topics in Women's Health and Obstetrics

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

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 24 - 31, 2018

14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$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.
Kim Murphy, MS, CNP, RNC, C-EFM
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Marysville Obstetrics and Gynecology, Marysville, OH and the Union County Health Department, Marysville, OH
Staff Nurse, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Former Clinical Instructor, Otterbein College, Westerville, OH

Kim Murphy has over 34 years of nursing experience including 32 years in labor and delivery and 14 years as a women's health nurse practitioner.

She currently fills the role of staff nurse and charge nurse at The Ohio State University, a large Level 3 academic medical center along with being a women's health NP in private practice.

She also is the lead provider in public health for prenatal care and sexual health services in a Title X agency. She has been a leader in education while making multiple speaking presentations on a variety of topics related to obstetrics and women's health. She is a designated instructor for fetal monitoring through AWHONN. She also participates in legal review of malpractice cases.

Heidi M. Shinn, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM
Staff Nurse (Labor and Delivery), The Ohio State University Hospital,
Columbus, OH
Prior Adjunct Faculty (Nursing Preceptor), The Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH

Heidi M.Shinn is a registered Labor & Delivery nurse at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. Ms. Shinn serves on several leadership committees, precepts and serves in the Charge role, assists in revision of departmental Policies & Procedures, and has served as a unit representative for the Sentinel Event Committee. She is certified in both Inpatient Obstetrics and Electronic Fetal Monitoring. She is also an AWHONN designated EFM instructor for both Intermediate and Advanced classes. Ms. Shinn has been reviewing Medico-legal matters and testifying as a standard of care/Expert witness for seven years and has lectured to attorneys and nurses on the topics of fetal monitoring interpretation and nursing issues. Ms. Shinn has served as a community nursing instructor for the Columbus State Community College in Columbus, Ohio.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. The Annual Exam
    • Summarize the well women exam through every developmental stage, including new PAP guidelines .
  2. Contraception Updates
    • Review contraception side effects and employ strategies to improve compliance .
  3. Sexually Transmitted Disease Updated
    • Discuss updated CDC guidelines for treatment of STIs and vaginitis.
  4. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
    • Analyze the different presentations of abnormal uterine bleeding to formulate a plan of care individualized to the patientís needs.
  5. Female Urinary Incontinence
    • Identify patients with stress, urge and mixed incontinence and formulate a treatment plan
  6. Prenatal care updates
    • Discuss up to date prenatal care guidelines and ways to improve outcomes for mothers and babies
  7. Menopause
    • List current indications and options for menopausal management
  8. Breast lumps and follow-up
  9. Vaginal discharge
  10. Gestational diabetes
  11. Hypertension in pregnancy
  12. Fetal monitoring
  13. Legal issues in obstetrics and women's health
  14. Collaborative care issues
  15. Post-partum hemorrhage
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.

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.

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 24 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Mar 25 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am ‐ 12 Noon
- -
Mon Mar 26 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 9am‐12Noon;1‐4:00pm
- -
Tue Mar 27 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Mar 28 San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00 am 2:00 pm
Thu Mar 29 Labadee, Haiti
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Fri Mar 30 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am ‐ 12 Noon
- -
Sat Mar 31 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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