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Topics in Critical Care
12-Lead ECG & Arrhythmia Interpretation

Holland America Line's Lovely Zuiderdam
Holland America's Zuiderdam

10-Night Jewels Of The Baltic Cruise Conference
Round-trip Copenhagen, Denmark
August 14 - 24, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
14 MOC ( Part II) Points in the ABA MOC program
Up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists & Doctors of Pharmacy
$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.
Ken Grauer, MD
Professor Emeritus, Community Health and Family Medicine
College of Medicine, University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

After a 30-year career as full-time family medicine faculty at the University of Florida, College of Medicine - Dr. Grauer is now Professor Emeritus. 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. He has made well over 350 medical presentations at major conferences statewide and nationally, including numerous workshops on ECG interpretation, Holter monitoring, and exercise testing. Dr. Grauer's publications have sold well over 500,000 copies, and have been translated into Italian, Spanish, Russian, and Japanese.

Daniel H. Kett, MD

Daniel H. Kett, MD, is the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Critical Care at University of Miami Hospital and a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and his medical degree at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Kett completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine followed by a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Kett has strong clinical and research interests in severe ICU related infections, including invasive candidiasis and healthcare associated pneumonia, and infection control practices in the ICU.

Dr. Kett is an investigator for the Mycoses Study Group, a large multidisciplinary group of researchers with a primary focus on studying serious infections, and is active in several projects related to fungal infections in critically ill patients. Results of his research have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, Chest, and the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Kett has presented at numerous scientific meetings and has been an invited lecturer at national and international conferences.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Antibiotic Treatment Guidelines: Separating Fact from Fiction.
  2. Critical Review of the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign.
  3. ARDS Clinical Update.
  4. Fungal Infections in the ICU
  5. Infection Control Practices in the ICU: What is the Evidence?
  6. Management of Embolic Stroke.
  7. Critical Care Controversies: Transfusion in the ICUs
  8. ECG Interpretation
    • Systematically interpret any ECG in a way that picks up major abnormalities and identifies all potentially important findings.
  9. Arrhythmia Interpretation
    • Systematically interpret any Arrhythmia in a way that picks up major abnormalities and identifies all potentially important findings.
  10. Antibiotic Treatment Guidelines: Separating fact from fiction
    • Identify for the conference members the discrepancies between current guideline recommendations and the current literature on the subject.
  11. Critical Review of the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign
    • The Surviving Sepsis Campaign was recently updated.
    • Realize the important points that impact patient care.
  12. Fungal Infections in the ICU
    • Currently different organizations vary in their recommendations on when to use the available anti-fungal therapies.
    • Develop a practice based plan for the use of the available anti-fungal therapies.
  13. ARDS Clinical Update
    • Current clinical practice in patients with ARDS often does not follow the most recent literature.
    • Upon completion of this lecture, clinicians should be able to practice more evidence based medicine.
  14. Infection control practices in the ICU: What is the evidence?
    • Upon completion of this lecture, clinicians should be able understand and implement cost effective infection control measures in their practice.
  15. Management of Embolic Stroke
    • Currently different organizations vary in their recommendations on treatment of CVAs and related complications.
    • Critically review the management of acute embolic strokes.
  16. Critical Care Controversies: Transfusion in the ICUs
    • Identify the appropriate transfusion trigger in the critically ill and the risks associated with transfusion.
    • Also discussion of transfusion practices for massive transfusions.

Special Gift:
Dr. Grauer will be providing each attendee with a very detailed course syllabus that includes five 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.

Dr. Grauer's Pocket Brain Books You'll Receive (His GIFT to You! ):
  • ECG-2014-Pocket Brain Expanded book (navy blue)
  • A 1st Book on ECGs-2014 (baby blue)
  • 12-Lead ECG Practice Exercises (white)
  • ACLS-2013-Pocket Brain book (purple)
  • ACLS: Practice Code Scenarios-2013 (red)

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.

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.

MOC Accreditation This activity has been registered to offer 14 ( Part II) MOC Points in the ABA MOC program.

MOC ABIM Accreditation
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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
Tue Aug 14 Copenhagen, Denmark
- 5:00 pm
Wed Aug 15 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Aug 16 Tallinn, Estonia
12:00 pm 7:00 pm
Fri Aug 17 St. Petersburg, Russia
*See visa information below
7:00 am -
Sat Aug 18 St. Petersburg, Russia
- 6:00 pm
Sun Aug 19 Helsinki, Finland
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Aug 20 Stockholm, Sweden
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Aug 21 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Aug 22 Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany
6:00 am 11:00 pm
Thu Aug 23 Kiel (Hamburg), Germany
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Aug 24 Copenhagen, Denmark
7:00 am -
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