Critical Care 1003 - Critical Care Alert - Mar 01, 2006

Target Audience:

This educational activity is intended for critical care physicians and nurses.


AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AHC Media also is approved as a provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP10864.

Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.25 nursing contact hours using a 50-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.25 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.


David J. Pierson, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington

Peer Reviewer
William Thompson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Washington

Nurse Planner
Leslie A. Hoffman, PhD, RN
Department of Acute/Tertiary Care
School of Nursing
University of Pittsburgh

Associate Editors
Karen L. Johnson, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
University of Maryland

James E. McFeely, MD
Medical Director Critical Care Units
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Berkeley, CA


  • Intensive Insulin Therapy in the Medical ICU
  • Intensivist-to-Bed Ratio Impacts Length-of-Stay in the Medical ICU
  • Patients’ Recollections of Therapeutic Paralysis in the ICU
  • Care Bundles in the ICU


  • Identify the particular clinical, legal, or scientific issues related to critical care
  • Describe how those issues affect nurses, health care workers, hospitals, or the health care industry in general
  • Cite solutions to the problems associated with those issues

Financial Disclosure:

Critical Care Alert’s Editor, David J. Pierson, MD, nurse planner Leslie A. Hoffman, PhD, RN, peer reviewer William Thompson, MD, and associate editors Karen L. Johnson, RN, PhD and James E. McFeely, MD, report no financial relationships related to this field of study.

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