22 February 2020: The Deteriorating Patient

Royal Caribbean International – Ovation of the Seas

22 – 29 February 2020

7-night cruise from Sydney to the South Pacific

Cruise to the South Pacific for 7 nights on board the magnificent Ovation of the Seas 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 (a minimum of one guest per booking must be registered to attend the conference).

Only 32 Places Available In This Event!

Monitored patient

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
  • 7-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

Royal Caribbean International
Ovation of the Seas

7-Night Cruise & Conference

Visiting Noumea and Mystery Island

22 – 29 February 2020

Route map
Sydney

22 February 2020 | Saturday

 

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.

17:00 Ovation of the Seas departs Sydney

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

At sea

23 February 2020 | Sunday

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 documentation 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

24 February 2020 | Monday

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 CPD 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.

Noumea

25 February 2020 | Tuesday

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.

Mystery Island

26 February 2020 | Wednesday

Mystery Island, Vanuatu - arrive 07:30 / depart 15:30 (click to expand)

Mystery Island is a small, uninhabited island in Vanuatu’s Tafea Province. The official name is ‘Inyeug’ and is located approximately 0.5km from the larger, populated island of Aneityum. The island boasts white sand, snorkelling and swimming opportunities or you could take a leisurely walk around the island (approximately 45 minutes). The island features a grass airstrip, used by the US Military during World War II and is still used by general aviation aircraft today. When cruise ships visit, the locals come across from the larger island of Aneityum to set up huts, selling handicrafts and clothing.

At sea

27 February 2020 | Thursday

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 February 2020 | Friday

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.

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

Sydney

29 February 2020 | Saturday

06:30 Arrive Sydney

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

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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 Kate Pywell 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.

Kate Pywell

KATE PYWELL BN (ACU)

Kate has worked as a critical care nurse for over 25 years, initially within Concord Hospital ICU and for the last 20 years in the Mater Hospital ICU. She has worked within ICU as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Acting Unit Manager, Educator and Clinical Preceptor and is currently a senior nurse within the Mater Hospital PACU. She has a Graduate Diploma in Acute Care from UTS and is an active Resus4kids Instructor. Kate has also been an ALS course instructor with the Australian Resuscitation Council for 4 years and regularly provides ALS instruction to both nurses and medical professionals.

Over the years Kate has gained experience in nurse education, improving patient safety and development and implementation of various quality improvement policies. In her current role Kate is able to positively influence clinical practice at the bedside and is a passionate advocate for patient-focused care.

The Deteriorating Patient

Detection, Assessment & Treatment

Our conference venue:

Royal Caribbean International

Ovation of the Seas

Ovation in Sydney
Marvel at one of Royal Caribbean International’s newest ships – Ovation of the Seas. Launched in 2016, the
Ovation of the Seas offers guests a variety of unique activities, entertainment and dining options. Experience the North Star for panoramic views 90m above the water, be amazed at the Bionic Bar as robotic arms mix your favourite drink or indulge in mouth-watering food at Jamie’s Italian restaurant. Ovation of the Seas has it all!

SHIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Multiple dining options including Jamie’s Italian, American Icon Grill, Coastal Kitchen, Chops Grill plus much more!

 

  • More than 7 bars including the Bionic Bar powered by Makr Shakr®, multiple lounges and entertainment venues

 

  • North Star: Take yourself to new heights with the jewel-shaped capsule that gently ascends over 90 metres above sea level giving breathtaking 360° views of the sea

 

  • A choice of pools including an adults-only solarium pool – a glass canopied retreat

 

  • Indoor pool with retractable roof

 

  • 67 metre outdoor poolside cinema screen

 

  • Staterooms include twin beds that can covert to a Royal King bed, a flat-screen TV, sitting area, 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 Royal Caribbean International website for additional information.

OVATION OF THE SEAS
FAST FACTS

Maiden Voyage: 2016

Guest Capacity: 4,905

Decks: 18

Length: 348m / 1,141ft

Tonnage: 168,666 GT

Two70 Lounge

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 inside 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 (a minimum of one guest per booking must be registered to attend the conference).

Solo guests: You’re welcome to book a room as sole-occupancy however please note that the cruise line charges double the twin per-person rate for this option.

INTERIOR ROOMS

Interior rooms feature two single beds that can convert to a double, a private bathroom, TV and writing desk. Please note: There is no window. DISCLAIMER: Room images are for illustration purposes only. Actual room layout and design may vary.

Interior Room – 2 Passengers:

Category 4U room: $1,249^
Course fee: $649^ (early-bird rate)

TOTAL: $1,898^

(Cruise + conference, per person twin occupancy)

OCEANVIEW ROOMS

RCI Oceanview
Oceanview rooms feature a large window, two single beds that can convert to a double, bathroom, TV and writing desk. DISCLAIMER: Room images are for illustration purposes only. Actual room layout and design may vary.

Oceanview Room – 2 Passengers:

Category 2N room: $1,349^
Course fee: $649^ (early-bird rate)

TOTAL: $1,998^

(Cruise + conference, per person twin occupancy)

BALCONY ROOMS

Balcony rooms feature your own private balcony, two single beds that can convert to a double, bathroom, TV and writing desk. DISCLAIMER: Room images are for illustration purposes only. Actual room layout and design may vary.

Balcony Room – 2 Passengers:

Category 8D room: $1,575^
Course fee: $649^ (early-bird rate)

TOTAL: $2,224^

(Cruise + conference, per person twin occupancy)

Balcony Room Special! – 2 Passengers:

Category XB room: $1,350^
Course fee: $649^ (early-bird rate)

TOTAL: $1,999^

(Cruise + conference, per person twin occupancy)

Please note: Category XB rooms sold as “Guarantee Basis”, which means your stateroom number will be allocated at the discretion of the cruise line either close to the date of the sailing or on the day itself. You will be guaranteed a minimum standard of cabin (indicated by the cabin grade booked). We are not able to accept any special requests regarding the position of the cabin, cabin facilities or bed configuration. If you are travelling with others, there is no guarantee that cabins will be located close together or will be of the same grade.

Important: Please mention on the booking form in the ‘Additional Info’ area that you would like the Balcony XB Special.

Rooms For Sole-Occupancy or 3- or 4-Passengers:

For other room categories and configurations such as sole occupancy, 3- or 4-passenger capacity rooms or suites, please inquire via our Booking Form or call our partners at Ecruising on 1300369848 (ask for Lia Malone) to inquire about availability and fares.

22 February 2020: The Deteriorating Patient

Royal Caribbean International – Ovation of the Seas

22 – 29 February 2020

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