Critical Care 1508 - Critical Care Alert - Aug 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
Saadia R. Akhtar, MD, MSc
St. Luke's Idaho Pulmonary Associates

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


  • Update on Drowning
  • The Impact of Establishing a Regional Weaning Unit for Patients Requiring Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation
  • Low Tidal Volume Ventilation in theAbsence of Acute Lung Injury: A Study in Post-Cardiac Surgery Patients
  • Patients/Surrogates Vastly Overrate Likelihood of Survival after Cardiac Arrest


  • 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 Saadia R. Akhtar, MD, MSc, and Richard J. Wall, MD, MPH , report no financial relationships related to this field of study.

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