Critical Care 1004 - Critical Care Alert - Apr 01, 2006

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for hospitalists and physicians who work in intensive care units.


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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
Saadia R. Akhtar, MD, MSc
Idaho Pulmonary Associates

Uday B. Nanavaty, MD
Assistant Director, AICU
St Agnes Hospital


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  • 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 editor Uday Nanavaty, MD, report no financial relationships related to this field of study. Saadia R. Akhtar, MD, MSc does research for Eli Lilly.

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