Life Threatening Presentations – Recognition & Treatment

Panama Canal

Norwegian Joy | Departing Los Angeles, California

9 October – 24 October 2020
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The Assessment & Management of Patients who are Experiencing Life Threatening Emergencies.

Outline

Life Threatening Presentations – Recognition and Treatment

This innovative conference is designed to provide clinicians with essential skills relating to the assessment & management of patients who are experiencing life threatening emergencies.

The conference program will cover a variety of clinical conditions, which if not recognised & treated promptly may result in either death or significant morbidity for the patient.

This conference is designed to facilitate the application of a problem-solving approach to the assessment & management of a wide variety of patient conditions and will present the latest in research & management guidelines for each of the conditions discussed.

Topics will include Respiratory Problems – including hypoxemia and hypercarbia and tension pneumothorax, Chest x-ray interpretation, Arterial Blood Gas analysis, Shock, Anaphylaxis, Chest Pain, Drowning, Thrombolytic Therapy, Diabetic Emergencies, Acute Pulmonary Oedema, Envenomation & Stroke.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Describe the assessment & management of the patient with respiratory problems such as hypoxaemia, hypercarbia, & tension pneumothorax
  • Describe the pathogenesis, signs & symptoms of Anaphylaxis, & the management strategies that may be employed to treat the patient
  • Describe the assessment (including signs & symptoms) & management of the patient with Diabetic decompensation with any of the following conditions; hypoglycaemia, diabetic ketoacidosis.
  • Describe the assessment & management of the patient who has been, or may have been envenomated

Presenters

Ken Hambrecht
RN, ICU Cert., B.Sc, (Physiology & Biochem.), M.I.Biol, M.Ed., J.P. MACN

Ken Hambrecht, RN, ICU Cert., B.Sc, (Physiology and Biochem.), M.I.Biol, M.Ed., J.P. MACN, has extensive experience in the area of Critical Care practice and education. Ken has had more than 20 years of experience Co-ordinating and teaching in Critical Care Courses and involvement in Medical Education.

Ken is a past President of the Victorian Branch of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses (CACCN) and has also been a National Executive member of CACCN. Ken is a member of many state and national committees and has many publications to his credit in the areas of respiratory and cardiac medicine, pulse oximetry, professional development, and CPR. These include self-directed learning packages on; Care of the patient with a respiratory disorder: including the patient receiving mechanical ventilation; Asthma; and reading ECG rhythm strips. All of these publications were published by the Royal College of Nursing, Australia.

Ken has been a member of the Australian Resuscitation Council, including the Advanced Life Support Committee for the over 7 years and in this capacity has been a co-author of an article entitled “Adult Advanced Life Support – The Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines” which was published in the Medical Journal of Australia. Ken has also contributed to the writing of the Booklet, “A Manual of Skills for the use of Devices for Oxygen Administration and/or Ventilation of the Lungs in Emergencies; including competency statements and training guidelines.” which was published by the Australian Resuscitation Council. Another recent publication by the Australian Resuscitation Council in which Ken is given special acknowledgement for his contribution is “A Manual of Adult Advanced Life Support Skills”.

Ken was also a contributor to the article entitled “Paediatric Adult Advanced Life Support – The Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines” which was also published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Ken has been a member of many hospital Cardiac Arrest teams and was for three years the chairman of the CPR Committee at Austin Hospital, a teaching hospital of the University of Melbourne.

Ken is a past Secretary of the executive committee of the Australian Society of Post Anaesthesia and Anaesthesia Nurses – ASPAAN (now Australian College of Perianaesthesia Nurses – ACPAN) and is one of only two people to be awarded honorary life membership of that organisation. He was also the Foundation President of the Victorian Intravenous Nurses Society.

Ken currently teaches Pharmacology to the Masters in Nursing (Nurse Practitioners) course at the University of Technology, Sydney and has previously taught Pharmacology to the Masters Students enrolled in the Perioperative program at Latrobe University.

Ken was invited by the Australian Resuscitation Council to conduct the Advanced Life Support workshops in conjunction with the International Spark of Life Conference in 2002, and 2005.

Ken is widely sought for his expertise in consulting, lecturing and conducting short education programs, and has presented at national and international conferences.

 

The Program:

The program content is provided by expert Nurse Educators with extensive clinical and education experience. The education content provided in this program meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program.

No matter what conference you attend you always need accommodation a cruise ship provides a great all-inclusive* accommodation option to enhance your Conference experience.

The Nurses for Nurses Network combines great education with fabulous travel adventures. We have taken a holistic approach to Nursing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure you get the most out of your education-travel experience.

There are four (4) Conference Programs being offered on the ship. You can attend all four or just one – the choice is yours.


The Online Library:

The Library has been created so that you have access to some of the Conference content prior to our sail date. The documents, including self-directed activities and webinars, from our Conference Presenter, are provided so that you can create your own conference experience and access information and sessions of interest prior to the commencement of the Conference program.


Disclaimer: Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NFN and EAS reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.

Itinerary
Day and Location Events
Day 1: Friday 9th Ocober
Departure: Los Angeles, California

Make sure you are up on deck to be a part of the “setting sail” festivities as we say farewell to Sydney.

Evening: Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

Day 2: Saturday 10th October
At Sea

In the Conference Room today: 6 Hours CPD

Morning Session: Wound Management – Unravelling the Complexities of Chronic, Hard to Heal and Complex Wounds Conference

Afternoon Session: Care of the Surgical Patient Conference

Day 3: Sunday 11th October
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

At the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas is world-famous for its party scene—and for good reason. From Hollywood celebrity sightings to incredible restaurants and legendary clubs. And, there’s so much natural beauty to explore on a cruise to Cabo. Soak up the sun on the sandy white beaches or explore the arch of Cabo San Lucas (“El Arco”) the beautiful rock formation at Land’s End.

Day 4: Monday 12th October
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Travel through the locks of historic Panama Canal, on a journey between the Atlantic and the Pacific. Venture through the virgin rain forests and bird sanctuaries of Puerto Limon. Then bask on the Mexican and Costa Rican beaches with a margarita.
Day 5: Tuesday 13th October
At Sea

In the Conference Room today: 6 Hours CPD

Morning Session: Wound Management – Unravelling the Complexities of Chronic, Hard to Heal and Complex Wounds Conference

Afternoon Session: Care of the Surgical Patient Conference

Day 6: Wednesday 14th October
Acapulco, Mexico

Acapulco is the most famous Destination of Mexico with International level, thanks to the natural beauty environment, golden sand, tropical weather, warm sea water and its people. Sea lovers find this destination so attractive obviously, but it is more than that, it has more attractions to satisfy all preferences for all ages, however.

Day 7: Thursday 15th October
At Sea

In the Conference Room today: 6 Hours CPD

Morning Session: Wound Management – Unravelling the Complexities of Chronic, Hard to Heal and Complex Wounds Conference

Afternoon Session: Care of the Surgical Patient Conference

Day 8: Friday 16th October
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

Guatemala’s largest Pacific Ocean port, Puerto Quetzal offers a wealth of activities. Discover Lake Atitlan, the deepest lake in Central America, which is surrounded by three volcanoes. The area is rich in Mayan history, as well as a fertile ground for coffee growing.

Day 9: Friday 6th November
At Sea

Enjoy this day to do as you please. Take advantage of all the fabulous things this amazing cruise ship has to offer.

Join with other Conference delegates this evening for an informal discussion on the conference program thus far. This is an optional activity and the venue will be announced once on Board. 

Day 10: Saturday 7th November
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
The world knows Costa Rica for its ecological biodiversity and national parks, and Puntarenas welcomes you to many of these treasures—Pacific beaches, renowned surfing, rainforests, and wildlife. Ride horseback through secluded tropical forests or along the wide open beach. Plunge below the surface to discover reefs teeming with marine life. Spot monkeys, crocodiles, scarlet macaws, and other birds by cruising through the mangroves or up the Tárcoles River.
Day 11: Monday 19th October
At Sea

Morning: Day One of the Life Threatening Presentations – Recognition and Treatment Conference

  • Topics covered today the assessment and management of a patient presenting with an array or respiratory problems.

Afternoon: Adolescent Mental Health for the General Nurses Conference

Day 12: Tuesday 20th October
Panama Canal, Panama

The canal is a marvel of engineering, but the area is also a sanctuary for sloths, eagles, ocelots and toucans, thanks to a lush rainforest environment and tropical temperatures.

Make sure you are on deck to experience this amazing feat of engineering in full flight.

Day 13: Wednesday 21st October
Cartagena, Colombia
Cobbled streets, balconies with blooming bougainvillea, and pastel plazas make Cartagena one of Latin America’s most photogenic cities. But it’s not just another pretty seaport. Founded in 1533, this Spanish-Colonial city is steeped in history. Its location made it a popular port for plunderers and pirates. Today thrill-seekers will find a perfect mix of old and new with a twist of island attitude.
Day 14: Thursday 22nd October
At Sea

Morning: Day Two of the Life Threatening Presentations – Recognition and Treatment Conference

  • Topics covered today include pathogenesis and signs and symptoms of anaphalaxis, arterial blood gas analysis, chest pain, and drowning.

Afternoon: Adolescent Mental Health for the General Nurses Conference

Day 15: Friday 23rd October
At Sea

Morning: Day Three of the Life Threatening Presentations – Recognition and Treatment Conference

  • Topics covered today include diabetic emergencies, Envenomation, and stroke.

Afternoon: Adolescent Mental Health for the General Nurses Conference

Evening: Farewell Reception 
Take this opportunity to enjoy a complimentary Drinks and Canapes function as the conference draws to a close and we say farewell to new friends and colleagues – safe travels home.

Day 16: Saturday 24th October
Arrive : Miami, Florida
Disembark – safe travels!

Program key:

FF – Face to Face
W – Webinar
SD – Self Directed Learning

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Itinerary Disclosure: Cruise Itinerary, Seminar topics and Seminar Education program are subject to change without notice.

Presenter Disclosure: Education at Sea and the Nurses for Nurses Network makes every effort to ensure the advertised presenters deliver the program. However in the unlikely event a presenter is unavailable the Nurses for Nurses network reserves the right to use a suitably qualified substitute presenter.

Optional Tours



ACAPULCO, Mexico

Details to be advised

 

PUERTO QUETZAL, Guatemala

Details to be advised

 

PUNTARENAS, Costa Rica

Details to be advised

 

 


Optional Shore Tour Disclosure: Optional tours are exclusive to conference delegates and their guests. All tour bookings must be paid in full by the nominated date prior to departure. CPD Cruises Pty Ltd trading as Education at Sea reserves the right to cancel or make changes to optional tours without notice. Tour prices are subject to change without notice. In the event the cruise ship is unable to dock or tender at the nominated port we will attempt to offer alternative tour arrangements. However, we can not guarantee full refund of tour costs. We recommend all attendees and their guests obtain travel insurance at the time of booking.

Pricing
Cabin Selection Twin Share per person
Inside Cabin from $2737 per person twin share   Includes Drinks Package 
Ocean View Cabin from $3537 per person twin share   Includes Drinks Package & Dining Package 
Balcony Cabin  from $4343 per person twin share   Includes Drinks and Dining Package 
Conference Attendance Fee

$675.00 for one Conference or attend two or more and save

 Choose either: 

  • Wound Management – Unraveling the Complexities of Chronic, Hard to Heal and Complex Wounds Conference, and/or
  • Care of the Surgical Patient Conference, and/or
  • Life-Threatening Presentations – Recognition and Treatment Conference, and/or
  • Adolescent Mental Health for the General Nurse Conference.

Attend two conferences and receive a 25% discount and pay only $1014.00 (a saving of $336.00)  

Attend three conferences and receive a 30% discount and pay only $1418.00 (a saving of $607.00)  

Attend all 4 conferences and receive a 35% discount and pay only $1755.00 (a saving of $945.00) 

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What’s included in your Conference Registration?

  • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice information equating to 24 CPD Hours
  • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
  • Conference Presenters that are recognised experts in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
  • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
  • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter/s
  • Editable presentation-note handouts that can be downloaded to your device of choice or printed, whichever you choose
  • A Conference satchel that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key which becomes your lifeline on a ship) and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
  • The opportunity to meet as a group in various open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
  • A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
  • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis, session presenter, and CPD allocation
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

Prices include exclusive conference activities, selected cabin accommodation, meals, entertainment, gratuities, fees and taxes. Guest price includes all of the above with the exception of the seminar fee. Gratuities, fees and taxes are subject to change without notice. Norwegian Cruise Lines has reserved the right to re-cost pricing in the event of significant currency fluctuations. A non refundable deposit of $100 pp is due at time of booking with the balance payable by 2nd June, 2020.

 

Cancellation Penalties and Disclosure:
Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. All deposits and seminar registration fee’s are non refundable. CPD Cruises Pty Ltd trading as Education at Sea and the Nurses for Nurses Network will not be responsible for any financial loss due to cancellation from unforeseen circumstances. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at time of booking your cruise conference.

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