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Wound Care
(Nursing Track)

Royal Caribbean's Magnificent Oasis of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
September 15 - 22, 2012

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

14 Contact Hours

Course Fee $450

Course Fee Cancellation Policy
30 days or more - None; 7-29 days - 50%; less than 7 days - 100%

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.
Mary T. Bruno, RN, CWS, WCC, FACCWS, DAPWCA, is a registered nurse, certified wound specialist and legal nurse consultant with over 25 years of health care experience. She carries a wealth of experience in the Wound Care arena, having practiced clinically in acute, sub-acute, rehabilitation, long-term care, home health and hospice settings. Mrs. Bruno is fully versed in Clinical Practice Guidelines, State and Federal Regulations, including JCAHO and residents rights.

In 2002, Mrs. Bruno established Bruno Medical-Legal Consultants, Inc. where she holds the position of President. At Bruno Medical-Legal Consultants, Inc., Mrs. Bruno works for both Plaintiff and Defense attorneys as a consulting expert on medically related cases and as an expert witness for wound related cases.

Mrs. Bruno also travels nationally, educating health care professionals on wound and legal related topics. Additionally, she was granted the title as an approved training provider for Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders in Nursing homes by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Her professional affiliations include; American Academy of Wound Management; American Professional Wound Care Association; the American College of Certified Wound Specialists; Association for the Advancement of Wound Care; and the Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Key Applications :
  • Better recognize diabetic foot infections by utilizing IDSA Guidelines for the Clinical Classification of Diabetic Foot Infections.
  • By utilizing the education of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons outlined in their Effective Amputation Prevention Program you will leave more equipped to educate your patients / colleagues in a sound preventative program.
  • Following our program you will leave ready to apply the most current guidelines published on the prevention, treatment, and management of Neuropathic Ulcer Management by the Wound Ostomy & Continence Society, the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, and the Wound Healing Society.

Objectives ;
  1. Perform accurate and complete data collection - health history (generalized / foot specific).
  2. Identify risk factors for ulcerations / amputations (Amputation Prevention Program).
  3. Learn how to perform a comprehensive Lower Extremity Foot exam (Monofilament testing, tuning fork, temperature perception, 2 point discrimination).
  4. Peripheral neuropathy (a better understanding).
    • Prevention! What every Diabetic must be taught! (Foot Exams, offloading techniques, shoes / inlays, sample patient instruction handouts). .
    • Including demonstration of application of total contact casting
    • Including billing codes for therapeutic footwear with sample forms
  5. Gain a better understanding of agents / therapies utilized in the management of Diabetic Peripheral neuropathic pain.
  6. Learn how to perform Wound assessments on patients with neuropathic ulcers (including various classification systems ie, Wagner, University of Texas & Pedis).
  7. Update your Ulcer Management / Wound Dressings (Proper use, common problems, Biophysical Agents, Advanced Wound Care Modalities).
  8. Update your Ulcer Management / Wound Dressings (Proper use, common problems, Biophysical Agents, Advanced Wound Care Modalities).
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.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

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
Please note our shore excursions are operated independently of the cruise line.

Sat Sep 15
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Sun Sep 16
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00-5:00pm
Mon Sep 17
Labadee, Haiti
Tue Sep 18
Falmouth, Jamaica
Wed Sep 19
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12:00pm; 1:00-4:00pm
Thu Sep 20
Cozumel, Mexico
Fri Sep 21
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sat Sep 22
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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