Critical Care 1108 - Critical Care Alert - Aug 01, 2007

Target Audience:

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

Accreditation:

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

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.

Faculty

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

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
Seattle

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

Subjects:

  • Methylprednisolone to Prevent Post-Extubation Laryngeal Edema
  • Do Cellular Devices and 2-Way Radios Affect Ventilator Function?
  • Preoperative Anemia and Postoperative Outcomes in the Elderly
  • Burnout Syndrome in the ICU
  • Noninvasive Ventilation with ICU Ventilators: A Note of Caution

Objectives:

  • 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, Associate Editors James E. McFeely, MD, report no financial relationships related to this field of study.

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