Critical Care 1111 - Critical Care Alert - Nov 01, 2007

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

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


  • Delayed Transfer to the ICU Increases Length of Stay and Mortality
  • Predicting Poor Outcome from Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Pressures, Volumes, Outcomes, and Physiology in Mechanical Ventilation


  • 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, and Dean R. Hess, PhD RRT, report no financial relationships related to this field of study.

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