Critical Care 1301 - Critical Care Alert - Jan 01, 2009

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
Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN
Director, Center for Clinical Research and Scholarship
Rush University Medical Center; Professor
Rush University College of Nursing
Chicago, IL

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


  • Growth of Intensive Care Unit Use and Costs
  • Is It Time to Jump off the Intensive Insulin Therapy Bandwagon?
  • Improving Palliative Care in the ICU
  • Having the Right Tool: A Highly Visible Angle Indicator Improved HOB Elevation
  • End-of-life Decision Making: An Evidence-based Approach


  • 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:

Editor David J. Pierson, MD, Nurse PlannerLeslie A. Hoffman, PhD, RN, Peer Reviewer William Thompson, MD, Associate Editors Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, and Andrew M. Luks, MD, report no financial relationships related to this field of study.

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