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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association
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Documentation in the New Age:
A Nurses' Best Defense

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

7-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise
Round-trip Barcelona, Spain
May 12 - 19, 2019

18½ Contact Hours / 1.8 CEU

Conference Registration Fee : $350

All questions regarding the cruise, travel, hotel, and travel insurance should be directed to Continuing Education Inc. by calling toll free 1-800-422-0711.
If you have questions about the educational content, class agenda, handouts, independent study, please contact Lucille Sollazzo, BSN, RN, Associate Director, Nursing Education & Practice Department at lucille.sollazzo@nysna.org; or call 212-785-0157 or toll free in NY 1-888-551-3112.

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.
Carol Lynn Esposito, Ed.D., JD, MS, RN-BC, NPD

Lucille Contreras Sollazzo, BSN, RN-BC, NPD

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse Practioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Purpose Statement: Accurate documentation of patient symptoms, observations, changes in condition, and treatments given is critically important as nurses and healthcare professional practitioners become more concerned about protecting themselves from disciplinary action and legal liability. Documentation in nursing is also an important medico-legal requirement of nursing practice, and an integral part of evidencing the provision of quality and safe care to our patients.

Documentation of patient centered care integrates the concepts that the interprofessional team is able to work together, ensure that each patientís individual needs are clearly communicated to one other, and develop a patient specific plan of care that can be carried out by all practitioners. The law expects nurses to act in the same way that a reasonably prudent nurse, with the same level of training and experience, would act in a similar situation. The medical record, therefore, will be scrutinized line by line and in part to ascertain whether this legal standard is met. As such, an accurate, factual, concise, and individualized medical record is a nurseís best defense. Join us as we analyze and discuss competencies in nursing documentation.

This program is intended for nurses who want to deconstruct and review the structure of progress note and EMR entries and analyze whether the note properly focuses on patient assessment, nursing actions, patient responses, and nursing recommendations. Participants of this program will be afforded the opportunity to analyze case studies, write their own nurses note, and engage in a group evaluation of the nursing record. Additionally, this program will offer nurses the opportunity, through role play and case scenarios, to demonstrate competency and best practices in medical record documentation in nursing specialty practice areas.
  • Provide a definition of "documentation"
  • Discuss the purposes of documentation.
  • Identify three recording systems of nursing care.
  • Describe the benefits and pitfalls of various systems of nursing documentation.
  • Identify three regulatory bodies providing directives for documentation.
  • Identify three appropriate documentation methods.
  • Identify five legal issues that arise with inappropriate documentation.
  • Discuss disciplinary actions that employers use to address inappropriate documentation practices
  • Discuss emerging documentation concerns regarding electronic medical record systems, faxing, and texting.
  • Compare and contrast competencies in nursing documentation examples.
  • Examine a wide variety of clinical situations, variables related to patient diversity, patient prioritization issues, legal and ethical considerations.
  • Discuss evidence based practices that illustrate provision of nursing care in accordance with scope and standards of practice.
  • Distinguish between appropriate standards of ethical and legal practice interventions.
  • Recognize documentation practices that create legal and professional risks.
  • Demonstrate competency and best practices in medical record documentation in nursing specialty practice areas.
  • Develop a patient specific care plan that illustrates the provision of nursing care in accordance with best practices and standards of practice.
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.
The New York State Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
The New York State Nurses Association is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training "IACET" and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

NYSNA wishes to disclose that no commercial support of sponsorship was received.
NYSNA Program Planners and Presenters declare that they have no conflict of interest in this program.
Declaration of Vested Interests: None.
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
Sun May 12 Barcelona, Spain
Lecture: 3PM-6PM
- 6:00 pm
Mon May 13 Palma De Mallorca, Spain
Lecture: 4PM-7PM
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Tue May 14 Marseille (Provence), France
Lecture: 7AM-9AM
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed May 15 La Spezia (Cinque Terre/Florence/Pisa), Italy
8:30 am 8:30 pm
Thu May 16 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
7:00 am 8:00 pm
Fri May 17 Naples (Pompeii/Salerno/Capri), Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Sat May 18 At Sea - Cruising
Lecture: 8AM-12PM and 1PM-5PM
Submission of writing sample (2 ½ hours on your own)
- -
Sun May 19 Barcelona, Spain
5:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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