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Emergency Medicine

Royal Caribbean's <em>Jewel of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas
8-Night Scandinavia and Russia Cruise
Round-trip Copenhagen, Denmark

August 08 - 16, 2020
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
Up to 7 MOC (Part II) points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
14.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

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

Jonathan Glauser, MD, FACEP, MBA
Professor, Emergency Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
Faculty, Residency Training Program in Emergency Medicine
MetroHealth Medical Center/ Cleveland Clinic Dr. Jonathan Glauser is currently Professor of Emergency Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

He has been active in the education of medical students and resident training for over three decades, and is currently on the full-time faculty of the residency program in Emergency Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center/ Cleveland Clinic.  

He serves on the editorial advisory board of three publications in the field of emergency care, and is section editor in Infectious Disease for the journal Current Emergency and Hospital Medicine Reports. He lives with his wife in the greater Cleveland area.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, PharmacistsPediatricians
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of these lectures is to update the diagnosis and management of topics of critical importance in the management of medical and pediatric emergencies. The subject of pain management in an era of narcotic abuse has been at the forefront of emergency care as well as public interest of late. The provision of pain relief is one of the sacred missions of emergency care. Yet, providers and patients are scrutinized alike in an age where narcotics kill as many patients as trauma does. How we collectively deal with painful conditions affects how we manage any painful condition. The science of resuscitation from cardiac arrest has been evolving rapidly, and has been translated into clinical practice rapidly.

How this impacts on patient care will affect the practice of primary and emergency cardiac care, as well as intensive care, radiology, and neurologic resuscitation. Targeted temperature management has gained acceptance, and ECMO may not be far behind. The practice of medicine in general, and emergency care in particular, is affected by medico-legal considerations. One lecture is dedicated to an assessment and overview of how emergency care is impacted by this, with case overview and consideration for patient satisfaction. The evaluation of the patient with syncope or loss of consciousness from any cause entails resource management, as well as concern for many serious medical entities.

One lecture will review guidelines set forth so far, with recommendations for evaluation given present evidence. Evaluation of pediatric emergencies will center of two presentations which may herald potentially lethal events: fever and trauma. Each has an extensive body of science attached to it, and these lectures will sort out science and recommendations as clinical practice has evolved. The field of toxicology is continually evolving. Street drugs abound which did not even exist a decade ago. Antidotes have not historically been as important as supportive care, and the role of some of these, as for reversal of anticoagulation, is just now starting to be defined.

  1. Pediatric fever update
    • List serious bacterial infections
    • Indicate clinical scores for behavior in the patient unable to communicate
    • Calculate risks for sepsis, meningitis, and bacteremia
    • Describe the significance of fever
    • Identify the indications for specific testing in the febrile infant
  2. Syncope Evaluation: Current concepts
    • Formulate guideline to identify patients most at risk following a loss of consciousness.
    • Identify specific cardiac and pulmonary causes for near-syncope
    • Distinguish the seizure patient from the syncopal patient
    • Define safe guidelines for discharge of the syncopal patient
  3. The Opioid Crisis and Pain Management Alternatives
    • Name alternatives to narcotics in the management of pain.
    • List evidence for the use and efficacy of certain agents
    • Recognize the risks and magnitude of narcotics abuse
  4. Legal Considerations in Emergency Care
    • Formulate specific presentations which expose the practitioner to liability.
    • Estimate the cost in time, stress, and dollars for which the practitioner is as risk
    • Debate mechanisms by which one can avoid a lawsuit
    • Illustrate the magnitude of the problem in emergency care
  5. Trends in the Management of the Injured Child
    • Illustrate differences inherent in the traumatized child versus the injured adult
    • Discuss transfusion guidelines in the injured pediatric patient
    • Indicate indications and risks for head CT
    • Debate management of the concussed child
  6. Resuscitation Update
    • Indicate the indications for targeted temperature management
    • Demonstrate the proposed use of neuroimaging in cardiac arrest
    • Appraise the value of ECMO in the emergency setting
    • Recognize the value of medications in the setting of ACLS
  7. Toxicology Update
    • Cite toxins which have not previously been available for consumer use on prior years
    • Identify specific toxidromes
    • Recognize the role of antidotes in he management of the poisoned patient
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.
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 08 Copenhagen, Denmark
- 5:00 pm
Sun Aug 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Aug 10 Stockholm, Sweden
9:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Aug 11 Tallinn, Estonia
9:30 am 5:30 pm
Wed Aug 12 St. Petersburg, Russia
7:00 am -
Thu Aug 13 St. Petersburg, Russia
- 6:00 pm
Fri Aug 14 Helsinki, Finland
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Sat Aug 15 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Aug 16 Copenhagen, Denmark
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Eastern Europe

Ports of Call

Copenhagen, Denmark - Denmark's capital is sophisticated, saucy and friendly. Stroll the fairytale world of Tivoli Gardens to take in bright lights, castles that out-Disney Disney. See the city's 200- year-old Royal Palace, the lively Old Harbor - Hans Christian Andersen lived here. Salute the Little Mermaid, symbol of this light-hearted city.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Stockholm, Sweden - So much to see in this charming city, sprawled on 18 islands, often called the "Venice of the North." Cruise the sparkling waterways. Navigate narrow medieval streets. Watch the snappy changing of the guard at the Baroque Royal Palace. Shop for elegant gifts--glassware, stainless steel. Work up an appetite so you can do justice to the lavish smorgasbords

Tallinn, Estonia - Medieval walls and towers still stand tall in Old Town. Stroll and shop along cobblestone streets, walk up to the Baroque palace, drop in at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral to find inspiration in the gleaming mosaics and icons.

St. Petersburg, Russia - In Peter the Great's "Window on Europe", head for the fabulous Hermitage, with its renowned art collection from Raphael to Rembrandt, Titian to Tintoretto. Take in a concert--folkloric or grandly operatic. 

*Visas are included with most shore excursions. If you wish to explore St. Petersburg on your own, however, a visa will be required; obtaining one can take some time, so please begin the visa process immediately.

Helsinki, Finland - Shaped by its bays and isles, it's one of Europe's most scenic capitals. Hear a Sibelius concert, tour across the Arctic Circle to Lapland, land of Santa Claus, reindeer and the Midnight Sun. Buy a birchbark basket.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

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.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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