Critical Care 1012 - Critical Care Alert - Dec 01, 2006

Target Audience:

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


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Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.0 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.0 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

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


  • Why Nurses Want to Leave the ICU: Work Environment and Clinical Competence
  • Keeping HIT on Our Radar Screens
  • Ventilator Weaning: RT-Driven or R2D2-Driven?
  • Update on the Management of Sepsis


  • 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 James E. McFeely, MD report no financial relationships related to this field of study. Associate Editor, Saadia R. Akhtar, MD, MSc, does research for Eli Lilly

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