Critical Care 1611 - Critical Care Alert - Nov 01, 2012

Target Audience:

This educational activity is intended for critical care physicians and nurses.

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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.

Faculty

Editor
David J. Pierson, MD
Professor Emeritus
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle

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
Seattle

Executive Editor
Leslie Coplin
AHC Media

Managing Editor
Neill Kimball
AHC Media

Associate Editors
James E. McFeely, MD
Medical Director Critical Care Units
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Berkeley, CA

Betty Tran, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago

Linda L. Chlan, RN, PhD
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota

Eric C. Walter, MD, MSc
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Northwest Permanente and
Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center
Portland

Subjects:

  • Successful Implementation of an Early Mobility Protocol in Critical Care
  • Recognizing Underuse of Lung-Protective Ventilation in Acute Lung Injury: What Can We Do Differently?
  • Can Wearing Earplugs at Night Improve Sleep and Decrease Risk for Confusion?
  • Multidisciplinary Tracheostomy Teams Shorten Time to Decannulation and Increase Speaking Valve Use

Objectives:

  • 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, Executive Editor Leslie Coplin, Managing Editor Neill Kimball, Associate Editors James E. McFeely, MD, Betty Tran, MD, MS, and Eric C. Walter, MD, MSc report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study. Associate Editor Linda L. Chlan, RN, PhD reports that she receives grant/research support from the National Institutes of Health.

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