Critical Care 1506 - Critical Care Alert - Jun 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
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

Saadia R. Akhtar, MD, MSc
St. Luke's Idaho Pulmonary Associates


  • Use of Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest
  • Should We Look at the Stomach with Ultrasound Prior to Intubation?
  • Long-Term Psychological Effects of Critical Illness
  • Does COPD Worsen Outcomes When Mechanical Ventilation is Required for Other Reasons?


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

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