Critical Care 1212 - Critical Care Alert - Dec 01, 2008

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
Andrew M. Luks, MD,
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Washington

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


  • Is Clot Burden on CT Angiogram Predictive of Mortality in Pulmonary Thromboembolism?
  • Noninvasive Ventilation in Myasthenic Crisis
  • What Is the Optimal Time to Perform Tracheostomy?
  • Tidal Volume Limitation for All Intubated Mechanically Ventilated Patients: Less Is More


  • 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 Editors, Andrew M. Luks, MD, MSc, and Dean R. Hess, PhD, RRT, report no financial relationships related to this field of study.

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