Critical Care 1612 - Critical Care Alert - Dec 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
Betty Tran, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago

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

Richard H. Kallet, MS, RRT, FAARC, FCCM
Director of Quality Assurance
Respiratory Care Services
San Francisco General Hospital

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

Subjects:

  • Doxycycline May Protect Against Clostridium Difficile Infection
  • Lie Still, Sleep Becalmed: The Effects of Deep Sedation in the First 48 Hours of ICU Care
  • Psychological Distress Decreased When Families Completed Daily ICU Diary
  • The Cuff-Leak Test for Predicting Post-Extubation Stridor: Are We Focusing on the Wrong Question?
  • Can We Predict Long-Term Cognitive Impairment in Survivors of Critical Illness?

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 Betty Tran, MD, MS, Saadia R. Akhtar, MD, MSc, and Richard H. Kallet, MS, RRT, FAARC, FCCM 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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