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Topics in Emergency Medicine

Holland America Line's Classic ms Veendam
Holland America's ms Veendam

7-Night Authentic Cuba Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
February 7 - 14, 2018

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.
Jonathan Glauser, MD, FACEP, MBA
Professor, Emergency Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Faculty, Residency Training Program in Emergency Medicine
MetroHealth Medical Center/ Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Dr. Glauser is originally from Philadelphia and attended medical school at Temple University Medical School.

He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center, and attained his MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He has worked since residency in Cleveland Ohio at the following teaching institutions: Mount Sinai Medical Center, University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and MetroHealth Medical Center.

He is currently Professor of Emergency Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and senior faculty of the Residency Program in Emergency Medicine based at MetroHealth Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and in Emergency Medicine. He currently resides with his wife in the Cleveland area.

Colin G. Kaide, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, UHM
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Specialist in Hyperbaric Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
The Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Colin Kaide is an associate professor of Emergency Medicine at the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. As a native of Chicago, Illinois, he completed Undergraduate Studies and Medical School at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign. He completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Ohio State University (1993-1996). After residency, he served as the assistant director of the emergency department in Lima, Ohio for 3 years while serving as part-time faculty at OSU. In 2000 he joined the department at OSU as a full-time faculty member. He is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine. In addition to emergency medicine and hyperbarics, he completed advanced training in wound care and is certified by the Council for Medical Education and Testing. He does wound care at the Ohio State Comprehensive Wound Center.

His academic interests include: Medical education, Rapid-Sequence Intubation and the Advanced Management of the Difficult Airway, Hematological and Oncological Disorders, Anticoagulation and its Reversal, Procedural Sedation, Hyperbaric Medicine and Chronic Wound Care. He was honored as "Teacher of the Year" for the Department of Emergency Medicine (2008) and has received both the OSU College of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award (2004) and Outstanding Teaching Award (2008). He is core faculty in the Emergency Medicine residency program at OSU.

One of his outside interests is martial arts. He has participated in the combative arts since 1978 and holds a 3rd-degree black belt in Goshin Jitsu. He has been a teacher of self-defense since high school and has developed a specialized course for EMS providers and healthcare professionals. He has also been a principal developer and Chief Medical Editor for a medical software company that produces a computer-based electronic medical record product that creates computerized ED and inpatient discharge instructions, prescriptions, and work excuses with over 800 hospitals using the software and instructions.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Toxicology/Poisonings-What's Old and What's New
    • Review the fundamentals of examining and diagnosing the poisoned patient.
    • Discuss appropriate strategies for managing the common toxicologic emergencies.
    • Analyze some common and interesting cases in which a poisoned patient presented to the emergency department.
    • Introduce the listeners to some of the new, and up-and-coming recreational drugs of abuse.
  2. Vertigo-I'm So Dizzy, My Head Is Spinnin'
    • Describe the common presentations of peripheral and central vertigo.
    • Describe and review some of the provocative testing which can help to differentiate between a benign presentation of vertigo and a more serious central vertigo.
    • Explore a systematic approach to patients presenting with vertigo.
  3. Emergencies in Hematology and Oncology-Heme Horrors and Oncology Uh Oh's
    • Discuss a few of the common yet complicated hematologic emergencies.
    • Discuss a few of the common yet complicated oncologic emergencies.
    • Develop a simplified approach to a very complicated topic.
    • Analyze some difficult cases in hematology and Oncology.
  4. Pulmonary Embolism-What if the Patient is Pregnant and Who Can I Send Home with a PE? 2 controversies in the diagnosis and management of PE
    • Describe the various tests for PE and how they apply to the pregnant patient.
    • Explore a novel algorithm to evaluate for PE in pregnancy.
    • Survey the literature that supports the practice of discharging low-risk PE patients.
    • Discuss some scoring systems to risk stratify patients with PE to determine those who can be safely discharged.
  5. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for the Emergency Provider
    • Describe the mechanisms of action of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
    • Explore clinical scenarios where the use of hyperbaric oxygen may be curative or adjunctive to standard therapy.
    • Discuss some controversial uses of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
  6. Securing the airway with non-surgical means: rapid sequence intubation update
    • Describe situations in which intubation is necessary to save a patient's life.
    • List medications needed to perform rapid sequence intubation.
  7. Evaluation of the near-syncopal and syncopal patient.
    • Cite recent guidelines for the diagnosis and management of the patient who has lost consciousness.
    • Recognize a cost-effective way to safely work-up the patient with syncope and near-syncope.
    • Differentiate syncope from seizure from historical and physical data.
  8. Event medicine: an introduction
    • Identify which medical presentations are most likely by type of event.
    • Describe challenges to providing medical care in settings which are less controlled than physicians may be accustomed to.
  9. Pediatric fever: guidelines for evaluation and treatment
    • List indications for hospitalizing the febrile infant.
    • Tabulate standards promulgated by different academic centers and recommendations for diagnostic work-up by age.
  10. Pain Management in Emergency Care: non-narcotic alternatives
    • Describe categories of medications which are efficacious in relieving pain.
    • Compare classes of pharmaceutical agents by mechanism and efficacy.
  11. Transfusion Medicine in the Emergency and Observation Setting
    • List indications for transfusion of various blood products. Recognize transfusion reactions
    • Recognize transfusion reactions.
    • Indicate guidelines for reversal of anticoagulants
  12. Resuscitation Update
    • Classify procedures and modalities beyond pharmacologic agents which may enhance survival and neurologic recovery in survivors of cardiac arrest.
    • List indications for targeted temperature management and ECMO in these settings.
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.

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
Wed Feb 07 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Thu Feb 08 Havana (La Habana), Cuba
8:00 am -
Fri Feb 09 Havana (La Habana), Cuba
- 2:00 am
Sat Feb 10 Cienfuegos, Cuba
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun Feb 11 Montego Bay, Jamaica
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Mon Feb 12 George Town, Cayman Islands
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Feb 13 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Feb 14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
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