21 October 2020: The Deteriorating Patient

Cruise Line: Carnival Cruise Line Australia

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Dates: 21 – 29 October 2020

Duration: 8 nights from Sydney

Destination: South Pacific

CPD Hours: 16

Suitable For: Nurses, Paramedics, GPs

Back by popular demand! Cruise to the South Pacific for 8 nights on board the fabulous Carnival Splendor while participating in our workshop: The Deteriorating Patient – Detection, Assessment and Treatment.

This invaluable workshop is recommended for Nurses, Paramedics, General Practitioners and other allied medical professionals. This workshop provides the participant with the required knowledge and skills to manage a potentially deteriorating patient. Education sessions include interactive presentations, case studies and simulations.

Plus, you can bring your family or friends – guests who are not participating in the workshop only pay the cruise fare component.

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The Deteriorating Patient

Detection, Assessment & Treatment

Serious adverse events, such as unexpected death and cardiac arrest, are often preceded by observable physiological and clinical abnormalities. This workshop will cover many aspects of how and why patients deteriorate and the best way to detect, assess and treat them while also escalating care appropriately.

Up to 16 CPD hours of education is available for Registered/Enrolled Nurses and Registered Paramedics. This workshop will cover all the RACGP requirements for a CPR course and the mandatory annual BLS requirements for hospital-based health care professionals. Also included is emergency drug doses and EpiPen® administration.

For more information, please click the “Itinerary & CPD Sessions” tab.

Key Learning Objectives (click to expand..)

At the end of the workshop the participant should be able to:

• Explain the importance of early detection, assessment and treatment of potentially deteriorating patients.

• Systematically assess a patient using the ABCDE approach.

• Develop a systematic approach to assessment of a patient presenting with symptoms of stroke, sepsis, anaphylaxis, delirium, shock or respiratory failure.

• Recognise the importance of teamwork, leadership and communication in achieving the best outcomes for deteriorating patients.

Information for Medical Practitioners (click to expand..)

BLS / Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

This workshop will include a session conducted by authorised Australian Resuscitation Council instructors. Participants will be assessed on DRABCD, external cardiac compressions, ventilations, AED use and assessment / treatment of the obstructed airway. Also included is emergency drug doses, EpiPen® administration and AED use. This session will cover all the RACGP requirements for a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course.

Learning Objective Which Incorporates Patient Safety

To implement a structured and clear system for escalating care of a potentially deteriorating patient.

Predisposing and Reinforcing Activities

Participants enrolled in this workshop will be sent activities for completion prior to the event (predisposing activities) and at the conclusion of the event (reinforcing activities).

Event Highlights

  • Nurses/Paramedics: Achieve up to 16 CPD hours
  • Covers all the RACGP requirements for a CPR course and mandatory annual BLS requirements for hospital-based health care professionals
  • Certificate issued outlining sessions and total hours attended
  • 8-night cruise from Sydney to the South Pacific
  • Complimentary tote bag, lanyard, pen and notepad
  • Complimentary and exclusive cocktail party
  • Complimentary group photo and farewell dinner (subject to availability)

The Deteriorating Patient

Detection, Assessment & Treatment

Carnival Cruise Line Australia
Carnival Splendor

8-Night Cruise & Conference

Visiting Isle of Pines, Maré and Noumea

21 – 29 October 2020

Route map
Sydney

21 October 2020 | Wednesday

 

Embarkation: Welcome Aboard!

Guest Welcome Reception and Conference Registration (click to expand)

Upon boarding the ship, meet your Cruise Seminars host and conference presenters at our Welcome Desk to register for the event. You’ll also receive a complimentary Cruise Seminars tote bag, lanyard, notepad and pen! Now settle in, explore the ship and enjoy our departure from Sydney as we set sail for the South Pacific islands.

16:00 Carnival Splendor departs Sydney

21:00 Social meet ‘n’ mingle for all guests and their cruising companions

At sea

22 October 2020 | Thursday

09:00 – 12:30 Presentations (3.5 hours):

Between the Flags (click to expand)

Patients in hospital and community settings can deteriorate unrecognised and without an adequate response. Between The Flags has been in use since January 2010 which works using vital sign thresholds for staged escalation and response by the most appropriately trained clinicians. This idea of early recognition of deterioration came from the pioneering work of Professor Ken Hillman, who developed a simple, but innovative system at Liverpool Hospital, NSW in the late 1980s.

Case Studies: Coroner's Court (click to expand)

Every hospital-based death referred to the State Coroner’s courts has been found to have at least one of these issues contributing to the death: Vital signs not checked at the appropriate frequency; abnormal vital signs not acted upon; patient/family concern ignored and poor documentation. We will review cases and discuss important lessons to be learnt from each one.

Teamwork and Communication in Health Care (click to expand)

Poor teamwork and communication are a factor in up to 80% of adverse or near-miss events in hospitals. Structured communication tools, rapid response systems, patient/family activated care are vital in ensuring our patients receive the most appropriate care. In this session we will explore the concepts of teamwork and communication with a game, watching a short documentary and then discussion.

A-E Assessment (click to expand)

The A-E assessment is a simple method that allows for a structured approach to a deteriorating patient. In this session we will take you through this assessment showing how abnormalities are detected, prioritised and treated.

12:30 – 13:30 | Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:30 Presentations (2 hours):

Cardiac Monitoring and Blood Gas Interpretation in the Deteriorating Patient (click to expand)

Cardiac monitoring and blood gas analysis (both arterial and venous) can be important tools in the assessment and treatment of a deteriorating patient. This session will discuss these two important observations in relation to the deteriorating patient.

Nine Years of Between The Flags at Mater Hospital: Lessons and Results (click to expand)

Between The Flags was introduced at the Mater Hospital in 2010. Since then there has been a 76% reduction in the cardiac arrest rate. This escalation of care system is audited regularly and in several ways with results regularly fed back to both nursing and medical staff.

17:00: Exclusive cocktail reception, food and beverages provided with our compliments!

At sea

23 October 2020 | Friday

09:30 – 12:00 Case Studies & Group Work (2.5 hours):

Delirium (click to expand)

Delirium is a medical emergency and is often multi-factorial in origin. We will look at the common causes of delirium, how to investigate, and discuss several case studies.

Shock (click to expand)

Shock is a clinical state with characteristic signs and symptoms which occurs when there is an imbalance between tissue oxygen demands and supply. We will look at and discuss the different causes of a shocked state and treatment guidelines.

Acute Stroke (click to expand)

Prompt detection, assessment and transfer of a patient to an appropriate facility provides the best outcome for a suspected stroke. We will discuss the different ways that strokes may present and cases where the outcome was clearly linked to the escalation of appropriate care.

12:00 – 13:00 | Lunch Break

13:00 – 15:00 Case Studies & Group Work (2 hours):

Sepsis (click to expand)

Septic shock has a mortality rate of over 50% and patients may deteriorate within minutes to hours. If a patient is suspected to have sepsis, when treated aggressively and transferred to the most appropriate location, this provides the best outcomes.

Anaphylaxis (click to expand)

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic response. It may affect almost all systems within the body but death is usually from circulatory collapse or respiratory obstruction. Prompt assessment, diagnosis and treatment with adrenaline are still the mainstay of therapy.

Isle of Pines

24 October 2020 | Saturday

Isle of Pines, New Caledonia - Arrive 08:00 / Depart 17:00 (click to expand)

The Isle of Pines is an island located in the South Pacific, in the archipelago of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France. The island lies south east of Grande Terre, New Caledonia’s main island, and south east of the capital Noumea. It is well known for its snorkelling and scuba diving in and around the lagoon. Many different species of tropical fish and corals can be seen in the transparent water.

Mare

25 October 2020 | Sunday

Maré, New Caledonia - Arrive 08:00 / Depart 17:00 (click to expand)

The island of Maré is a commune in the Loyalty Islands Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Maré is a raised coral atoll and is 42km long and 16-33km wide. It lies north east of Grande Terre, New Caledonia’s mainland. The main village on Maré is Tadine, a peaceful little port village. Most cruise ship visitors take a day trip to nearby Yejele Beach for swimming and snorkelling.

Noumea

26 October 2020 | Monday

Noumea, New Caledonia - Arrive 08:00 / Depart 17:00 (click to expand)

Noumea is the capital city of the French territory of New Caledonia and it is one of the largest ports in the South Pacific. It is situated on a peninsula in the south of New Caledonia’s main island, Grand Terre, and is home to the majority of the island’s European, Polynesian, Indonesian, and Vietnamese populations. The city lies on a protected deep-water harbour which serves as the chief port for New Caledonia.

At sea

27 October 2020 | Tuesday

Deteriorating Patient Scenarios (2 hours):

Workshop (click to expand)

This session will consist of small-group interactive workshops with participants performing high-fidelity simulations on deteriorating patients. This will enable participants to have hands-on experience in the detection, assessment and treatment of deteriorating patients; a great opportunity to put into practice knowledge acquired from the previous two days.

Please note: We will allocate a time-slot to each participant for this session and this will be advised approximately two weeks prior to departure.

At sea

28 October 2020 | Wednesday

BLS / Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (2 hours):

Workshop (click to expand)

This session will consist of a 2-hour workshop conducted by Australian Resuscitation Council instructors. Participants will be assessed on DRABCD, external cardiac compressions, ventilations, AED use and assessment/treatment of the obstructed airway. Also included is emergency drug doses and EpiPen® administration. This session will cover all the RACGP requirements for a CPR course and also the mandatory annual BLS requirements for hospital-based health care professionals.

Please note: We will allocate a time-slot to each participant for this session and this will be advised approximately two weeks prior to departure.

Predisposing/Reinforcing Activities (2 hours):

Completed during own time (click to expand)

Participants enrolled in this workshop will be sent activities for completion prior to the event (predisposing activities) and at the conclusion of the event (reinforcing activities).

Evening: Farewell group dinner for all guests and their travelling companions (subject to availability)

Sydney

29 October 2020 | Thursday

06:30 Arrive Sydney

We trust you have enjoyed this conference and wish you a safe onward journey home.

Disclaimer: All views expressed by presenters in any Cruise Seminar event are those of the presenters, and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Cruise Seminars. The liability of Cruise Seminars is excluded where there are factual errors, misrepresentations or omissions in any presentation. Cruise itinerary, session times, presenters, and content are correct at time of publication and subject to change at any time due to circumstances outside the control of Cruise Seminars.

The Deteriorating Patient

Detection, Assessment & Treatment

Our presenters for this conference are dedicated clinicians with a passion for the early detection, assessment and treatment of the deteriorating patient. Dr Merrin Thanopoulos and Colette Foudy both have over 20 years of clinical experience and regularly conduct presentations for doctors, nurses and paramedics on the importance of identifying the signs and symptoms of clinical deterioration.

Dr Merrin Thanopoulos

DR MERRIN THANOPOULOS MBBS (Hons1)

Merrin is the Emergency Care Coordinator at the Mater Hospital North Sydney where she has also worked as a Senior Ward Registrar for the past ten years. Within this role she is responsible for the implementation of NSQHS Standard 8 (Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration). This has involved education and training sessions with nursing and medical staff, review of all patient deteriorations within the Mater Hospital and conducting Resus4Kids courses for Mater Hospital Staff.

Merrin has also worked as a senior RMO in St Vincent’s Emergency in Darlinghurst for 10 years. She is also an experienced ALS Instructor with the Australian Resuscitation Council and was responsible for the development of the Mater Hospital ALS Course Centre.

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COLETTE FOUDY BNProfHons, RN, CertIV Education and Training

Colette is a Critical Care Nurse Educator at St George Private Hospital Sydney and has 25 years critical care experience in Australia and the UK. Within this role she has been responsible for the development and implementation of education programs including Critical Care Nursing Foundation, NSQHS Standard 8 Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration education, Basic and Advanced Life Support and Resus4Kids. Colette is also an experienced Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Course Director, regularly teaching ALS1 and ALS2 courses.

Colette is passionate on educating staff of the early detection and management of clinical deterioration to improve patient outcomes. In her current role as ICU Educator, Colette is also able to positively influence clinical practice at the bedside and is a fierce advocate for patient-centred care.

The Deteriorating Patient

Detection, Assessment & Treatment

Our conference venue:

Carnival Cruise Line Australia

Carnival Splendor

It’s hard to tell which onboard space best represents Carnival Splendor – they all seem to hint at the amazing time you’re going to have. The El Morocco Lounge hosts comedy shows, musical performances, karaoke and more. The Pinnacle Steakhouse can be found not only at the height of elegant dining, but at the actual apex of the ship. Carnival Splendor has pools all over the place, including the midship pool featuring a retractable roof that makes any day a pool day. If relaxation is more your thing, Serenity Adult- Only Retreat is more your place. Or if you’re looking to take relaxation to the extreme, direct your attention to the Cloud 9 Spa, featuring more ways to kick back than just about anywhere else, on land or at sea. Whatever your cruising style, Carnival Splendor has something for everyone!

SHIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Multiple dining options including The Carnival Deli, Bonsai Sushi, Nouveau Restaurant and more!

  • Many lounges, bars and live music venues such as the Piano Bar, Sports Bar, Punchliner Comedy Club and everyone’s favourite – the RedFrog Pub.

  • Additional onboard activities and venues include Serenity Adult Only Retreat, full-production stage shows, cooking demonstrations and Spa Carnival

  • A choice of pools and whirlpools

  • Staterooms feature twin beds that can covert to a queen bed, TV, private bathroom, wardrobe and writing desk.

*Some activities and dining options may incur an additional charge. Information correct at time of publishing. Please refer to the Carnival Cruise Line Australia website for additional information.

CARNIVAL SPLENDOR
FAST FACTS

Maiden Voyage: 2007

Guest Capacity: 3,012

Decks: 14

Length: 290m / 952ft

Tonnage: 113,300 GT

Speed: 21 knots

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The Deteriorating Patient

Detection, Assessment & Treatment

In conjunction with our booking partners at Ecruising, we have selected a limited number of rooms on board the ship in various categories. Choose an interior room for the best value, an ocean-view room for panoramic vistas, or indulge in a balcony room and relax in your own private sitting area. Bring your family and friends! Guests who are not participating in the conference only pay the cruise fare component.

INTERIOR ROOMS

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An Interior stateroom is the most affordable way to cruise, and Carnival Splendor’s interiors are not just cozy, but are full of things you’d expect from any Carnival stateroom: a full private bathroom, Carnival Comfort Collection linens and more. DISCLAIMER: Room images are for illustration purposes only. Actual room layout and design may vary.

INTERIOR ROOM FARES

1 passenger:   $1,638^ pp (Deck 1)

2 passengers: $ 819^ pp (Deck 1)

3 passengers: $ 873^ pp (Deck 1)

4 passengers: $ 774^ pp (Deck 1)

+ Course fee: $699^ (early-bird rate)

+BONUS $100 Onboard Credit
Per Room!
(single and twin-bed rooms)

OCEANVIEW ROOMS

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Catch a glimpse of what’s going by from your Ocean View stateroom aboard Carnival Splendor, where you’ll get views you won’t find anywhere on land. Don’t miss sunrise and sunset at sea – your comfy stateroom is the best way to experience these! DISCLAIMER: Room images are for illustration purposes only. Actual room layout and design may vary.

OCEANVIEW ROOM FARES

1 passenger:   $1,948^ pp (Deck 1)

2 passengers: $ 974^ pp (Deck 1)

3 passengers: $ 966^ pp (Deck 1)

4 passengers: $ 939^ pp (Deck 2)

+ Course fee: $699^ (early-bird rate)

+BONUS $100 Onboard Credit
Per Room!
(single and twin-bed rooms)

BALCONY ROOMS

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Balcony staterooms were designed for maximum sea breeze and the most stunning views, so look to a balcony if you’re looking to cruise aboard Carnival Splendor. Any time you’re in your room, you’re just steps away from your own personal outdoor oasis, featuring the sort of sea view you can also feel. DISCLAIMER: Room images are for illustration purposes only. Actual room layout and design may vary.

BALCONY ROOM FARES

1 passenger:   $2,898^ pp (Deck 6)

2 passengers: $1,449^ pp (Deck 6)

3 passengers: $1,219^ pp (Deck 6)

4 passengers: $1,099^ pp (Deck 6)

+ Course fee: $699^ (early-bird rate)

+BONUS $100 Onboard Credit
Per Room!
(single and twin-bed rooms)

OTHER ROOM CATEGORIES

Can’t see your preferred cabin category here? Please contact us or call our booking partners at Ecruising on 1300369848 for fares and availability on other room categories.

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21 October 2020: The Deteriorating Patient

Carnival Cruise Line Australia – Carnival Splendor

21 – 29 October 2020

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