Critical Care 1511 - Critical Care Alert - Nov 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
Professor Emeritus
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
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


  • TPN? And When?
  • Saddle Pulmonary Embolism: Is It the Same as 'Massive' PE?
  • Risks of ICU Admission Include Unintentional Discontinuation of Medications
  • Daily Prompting on ICU Checklist Use Improves Patient Outcomes as Well as Processes of Care


  • 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 Saadia R. Akhtar, MD, MSc report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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