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Skills Workshop

Royal Caribbean's Magnificent Grandeur of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas

5-Night Bermuda Cruise Conference
Round-trip Baltimore, Maryland
August 25 - 30, 2018

Up to 12 Contact Hours
0.50 Pharmacology/ Rx Contact Hour

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.
Robert M. Blumm

Bob Blumm served as a Combat Medic in the Republic of Vietnam from 1965-1967. He was one of the pioneer PA's beginning his career in 1970 as a Cardiothoracic PA.

He has been a First Assistant in surgery since 1970. Presently, he is the regional manager of USA Medical Services PC. He is the Senior PA and Educator in an 85,000 visit per year Emergency Department at a Long Island Hospital and is the Administrative Surgical PA at two hospitals.

Bob is a Clinical Instructor of Surgery and Emergency Medicine at Hofstra University. He is a Past President of the New York State Society of Physician Assistants, the Immediate Past President of the American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants, Past Chairman of the Surgical Congress of the AAPA, and for the past five years served as AAPA Liaison to the American College of Surgeons.

He is the author of over 100 editorials and clinical articles and serves as an Editorial Board Member of four professional journals and is the President Elect of the American College of Clinicians. He will now represent NP's and PA's to the ACS as the Surgical Liaison from the ACC.

Theresa M. Campo, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP, ENP-C
Fitzgerald Health Education Associates (FHEA) faculty member

Dr. Campo presents urgent and primary care topics including Exam Essentials; Radiology Diagnostic Fundamentals: When & What to Order; Chest X-ray Interpretation: A Systematic Approach; Dental Examinations: Identifying Common Disorders; and Ophthalmology Examinations: Identifying Common Disorders.

Dr. Campo is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Family Nurse Practitioner track at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She is an Adjunct Professor at Case Western Reserve University for DNP committees. She also works part-time as a nurse practitioner in the Emergency Department at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, NJ.

Dr. Campo has precepted nurse practitioner students from the University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson University, the Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, and Stockton University. Dr. Campo received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, from Widener University in Chester, PA.

Dr. Campo has over 27 years of experience in emergency medicine, including pre-hospital, emergency department/quick care, and trauma. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner (AANP) and Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ANCC). She is licensed in New Jersey as a Registered Professional Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse-Nurse Practitioner.

Theresa is a founding board member of the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Campo was the Vice-Chair of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) content expert panel for Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certification and was the first ENP-BC in New Jersey.

Dr. Campo was awarded the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) State Award for Excellence in 2011. Dr. Campo is a national and international lecturer.

Theresa co-authored Essential Procedures for Practitioners in Emergency, Urgent, and Primary Care Settings: A Clinical Companion, 2nd edition. Dr. Campo serves on the editorial board of Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. Dr. Campo has also authored several book chapters and peer-reviewed articles.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
August 26 (At Sea)

Suture Workshop (click to register)

The Art of Wound Repair: Suture and More

  • Run Time: 6
  • Publisher: Fitzgerald Health Education Associates
  • Contact Hours: 6
  • Rx Contact Hours: 0.50
  • Edition: 7


This extensive workshop will be a full day course with the utilization of a reusable suture pad, anesthesia tips, 4-0 nylon suture, a disposable stapler. Dermabond and other newer products about to come on the market will be covered, as an introduction to the use of a bio-adhesive in the care of lacerations.

Instructors demonstrate each technique, observe students as they practice each skill and guide each student while they practice.


  • Local wound injection
  • Anesthetizing the wound area
  • Field block
  • Digital field block
  • Preparing the wound
  • Halving, learning needle placement, and performing a simple suture
  • Running suture
  • Running locking suture
  • Horizontal mattress suture
  • Running horizontal mattress suture
  • Vertical mattress suture
  • Corner suture
  • Excising biopsy
  • Intracuticular suture
  • Proper application of bioadhesives
  • Punch biopsy and 'X' stitch
  • Staple Repair
  • Butterfly closures
August 29 (At Sea)

Exam Essentials-Spine Imaging Criteria and Interpretation & Orthopedic X-ray Interpretation (click to register)

  • Run Time: 6
  • Publisher: Fitzgerald Health Education Associates
  • Contact Hours: 6
  • Rx Contact Hours: 0.00
  • Edition:1


This course provides 6 Hours of the Continuing Emergency Care Education Hours required to sit for the ANCC Emergency NP Exam under option 1.

Taught by national and international speaker and emergent, urgent, and primary care procedure expert Dr. Theresa Campo, Exam Essentials will help you expand and enhance your clinical skills.


Spine Imaging Criteria and Interpretation & Orthopedic X-ray Interpretation Cervical Spine Imaging Criteria and Interpretation Based on the differential diagnosis of the cervical spine, learn:
  • When and how to choose appropriate medical imaging studies of the cervical spine including radiographs, CT, and MRI.
  • To interpret radiographs with some CT and MRI comparisons.
Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Imaging Criteria and Interpretation Based on the differential diagnosis of the thoracic and lumbar spine, learn:
  • When and how to choose appropriate medical imaging studies of the thoracic and lumbar spine including radiographs, CT, and MRI.
  • To interpret radiographs with some CT and MRI comparisons.
Orthopedic X-Ray Interpretation Based on the mechanism of injury, pain, and clinical findings, learn:
  • What and when to order, and how to interpret radiographs of the upper and lower extremities.
Select CT and MRI images will also be used to enhance discussions.
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.

Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc. is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider #070201.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP13785.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners approved CE is recognized by all NP certifying bodies.
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 Aug 25 Baltimore, Maryland
- 4:00 pm
Sun Aug 26 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Aug 27 King's Wharf, Bermuda
1:00 pm -
Tue Aug 28 King's Wharf, Bermuda
- 2:30 pm
Wed Aug 29 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Aug 30 Baltimore, Maryland
7:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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