Critical Care 1006 - Critical Care Alert - Jun 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

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

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

Associate Editors
Saadia R. Akhtar, MD, MSc
Idaho Pulmonary Associates

Dean R. Hess, PhD, RRT
Respiratory Care
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Anesthesiology
Harvard Medical School, Boston


  • Can We Achieve Semirecumbency?
  • Partial Liquid Ventilation in ARDS
  • Should I Prone My Patient with ARDS?


  • 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, and peer reviewer William Thompson, MD, MD report no financial relationships related to this field of study. Associate Editor, Saadia R. Akhtar, MD, MSc, does research for Eli Lilly. Associate Editor, Dean R. Hess, PhD, RRT, reports no financial relationship relating to this field of study.

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