Critical Care 1312 - Critical Care Alert - Dec 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 Editor
Saadia R. Akhtar, MD, MSc
Idaho Pulmonary Associates

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

Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, RN
Director, Center for Clinical Research and Scholarship
Rush University Medical Center
Professor, Rush University College of Nursing


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  • Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis: Do No Harm
  • Both Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia at ICU Admission Predict Poor Outcome
  • Statin Therapy: Not Just for Cholesterol Anymore?
  • Does Brushing Every Day Keep VAP Away? The Impact of Oral Care on Patients in the ICU


  • 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 Saadia R. Akhtar, MD, MSc, Andrew M. Luks, MD, and Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, RN, report no financial relationships related to this field of study.

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