Critical Care 1409 - Critical Care Alert - Sep 01, 2010

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
Professor and Chair
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
Richard J. Wall, MD MPH
Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Disorders Medicine
Southlake Clinic
Valley Medical Center, Renton, WA

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


  • Clostridium Difficile Infection in Critically Ill Patients
  • Do We Need Daily Chest X-Rays in the ICU?
  • Outcomes After Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation: Not as Favorable as One Might Wish
  • Bacterial Contamination of Health Care Providers' Cell Phones


  • Identify the particular clinical, legal, or scientific issues related to critical care
  • Describe how those issues affect physicians, 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 Richard J. Wall, MD, MPH, , and Andrew M. Luks, MD report no financial relationships related to this field of study.

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