Critical Care 1502 - Critical Care Alert - Feb 01, 2011

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


  • Electronic Surveillance of Ventilator Settings and Airway Pressures Can Increase the Use of Lung-Protective Ventilation
  • Is It Safe to Use Etomidate When Intubating Patients With Sepsis or Septic Shock?
  • Can Nebulized Heparin Reduce Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury?
  • Can We Use Serum Sodium Levels to Prognosticate in Patients with Pulmonary Embolism?


  • 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, and Associate Editor Andrew M. Luks, MD report no financial relationships related to this field of study.

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