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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Obstetric Nursing: Practice, Education, & Research

7-Night Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Cococay Cruise
Round-trip Miami, Florida
October 15 - 22, 2022
Royal Caribbean's <em>Symphony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees
$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$750 for Physician Assistants
$750 for Nurse Practitioners
$595 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives

Recognition in conjunction with a comprehensive understanding of illness in the acute care setting is essential for best practice outcomes.

Topics and Objectives:
Practice Focus
  1. Summarize key concepts in assessing and supporting women and families.
  2. Support perinatal families through Covid-19 pandemic crises.
    • Address patient/family concerns and anxiety surrounding Covid-19.
      • Receiving perinatal support during Covid times.
      • Addressing rooming-in and breastfeeding concerns with Covid positive mothers.
      • Managing transition to post-partum care for the family unit.
  3. Discover fertility awareness through Creighton & Marquette Models.
    • Frustrated patients? How to create a fertile Myrtle!
      • Medical management of cycle irregularities and infertility
      • Cervical mucus, vaginal checks, and temperature monitoring? How do I begin?
      • Learn how to teach couples about charting their fertility.
    • Utilizing the Creighton and Marquette Models as an evidence-based, non-pharmacological family planning.
    • Best apps to support fertility tracking.
      • Assist with medical management of cycle irregularities.
  4. Explore management options for perinatal mood disorders.
    • Prevalence of mood disorders during the perinatal period.
    • Recognize signs and symptoms of perinatal mood disorders.
    • Clinical pathways for evidence-based practice in treatment of perinatal mood disorders.
    • Learn how to implement the Brown-Perinatal Mood Disorder Tool Kit.
    • Learn best practices for supporting women and men through perinatal mood disorders.
    • Implementing mood disorder resources.
    • Best apps to support families.
  5. Education Focus:
  6. Develop simulation educational experiences on a shoe-string budget.
    • Budget? What budget? That’s right! You don't need a $100,000 simulator!
      • Compare and contrast obstetrical and neonatal high-fidelity vs. low-fidelity simulators and equipment.
      • Benefits to utilizing standardized patients (actors) vs. simulators.
    • Videotaping simulations without state-of-the-art equipment.
    • Conducting simulation experiences in-situ.
    • Free simulation and virtual resources for healthcare educators.
  7. Design simulation educational experiences for healthcare staff/students.
    • So, where do I start?
      • Learn how to design simulation scenarios for high-risk, low-occurrence obstetrical emergencies.
      • All participants will be provided an evidence-based, peer-reviewed obstetrical/neonatal simulation scenario as a guide.
      • Utilize a modified National League for Nursing simulation design template
      • Implement ACOG, AWHONN, and INACSL standards during simulation design.
  8. So, what's next?
    • How to make your simulation scenario come to life!
    • Organization & equipment
  9. How to implement meaningful educational experiences for healthcare staff and students.
    • Engage and encourage learners without simulation fear.
    • How to prep standardized patients to create profound experiences.
    • Encourage interdisciplinary learning sessions.
  10. Research Focus:
  11. Identify benefits of academic & clinical partnerships.
    • It's a win-win - initiating academic & clinical partnerships.
      • Joint academic-clinical research teams
        • Utilizing expertise and resources from both sides of the fence
        • Joint publishing increases visibility and credibility
      • Utilization of scarce resources
      • Benefits of dedicated education units.
        • Providing mentoring to students and building staff competence and confidence.
        • Encouraging healthcare staff to lean in. Why mentoring is important.
        • Educating Clinical Nurse Teachers
  12. Describe key concepts from the Van Gelderen Family Care Rubric to effectively communicate and assess patients and families within face to face and telehealth settings.
    • Van Gelderen Family Care Rubric: An internationally recognized valid and reliable communication and family assessment tool
    • Communication, communication, communication…how to take the obvious and implement it in practice.
    • Communication through a mask and face shield? How to improve patient/family communication while wearing PPE.
    • Poor patient/family satisfaction surveys? How to increase those numbers!
      • Why supporting families are equally as important as supporting patients.
      • Essential communication at bedside.
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.
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.
Faculty

Stacey Van Gelderen DNP, MS, RNC-MNN, PHN

Stacey Van Gelderen DNP, MS, RNC-MNN, PHN
Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato School of Nursing, Mankato, MN

Stacey Van Gelderen DNP, MS, RNC-MNN, PHN is a professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN, USA who has focused her career on building family-focused caring practices and communication strategies in nurses. She has been evaluating pedagogical approaches that links family nursing science and clinical practice. Over the last 23 years, Dr. Van Gelderen has focused her clinical expertise on caring for childbearing and childrearing families.

Dr. Van Gelderen is the primary author of the Van Gelderen Family Care Rubric (VGFCR) (2019, 2016) which is an evidenced-based validated tool that helps healthcare professionals develop family assessment and communication skills. This tool is recognized by the renowned International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning and was recently awarded the 2018-2019 articles of influence by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The VGFCR is currently being utilized by healthcare staff and educators in ten countries across the globe.

Dr. Van Gelderen serves on the International Family Nursing Association education committee and Simulation, Technology & Informatics sub-committee https://internationalfamilynursing.org/. Dr. Van Gelderen offers workshops and consultation for maternal-newborn care, simulation, nursing education, and family practice.

Lisa Brown DNP, MSN, APRN, CNM

Lisa Brown DNP, MSN, APRN, CNM
Birthing Centers, Midwifery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato, MN

Lisa Brown DNP, APRN, CNM is a full scope certified nurse-midwife for Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato MN and works with subfertility clients via telehealth with the Reply Clinic in Cary NC, USA. Dr. Brown has over 25 years of nursing experience, mostly in obstetrics, and graduated with a master's degree in midwifery in 2018.

Dr. Brown has spent many years as a registered nurse and midwife working with fertility awareness methods, infertility issues, recurrent loss, and restoring reproductive wellness.

In recent years, Dr. Brown has developed a special interest in perinatal mood disorders after seeing this issue daily with limited resources to address it. She recently graduated with a doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) from Bethel University in St. Paul MN. Her focus was on perinatal mood disorders, symptom management, and non-pharmacological interventions to improve mental health in the perinatal population. Dr. Brown sees patients at her practice at Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato and via telehealth through the Reply Clinic in Cary, North Carolina.

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.

Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Oct 15 Miami, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Sun Oct 16 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Oct 17 San Juan, Puerto Rico
4:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Oct 18 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Oct 19 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Oct 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Oct 21 Coco Cay, Bahamas
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Oct 22 Miami, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades--be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque.  

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!

Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.

PERFECT DAY COCOCAY

Perfect Day Cococay

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