Critical Care 1701 - Critical Care Alert - Jan 01, 2013

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

Executive Editor
Leslie Coplin
AHC Media

Managing Editor
Neill Kimball
AHC Media

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

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


  • Nutritional Support in the ICU
  • Rapid Response Teams: Evidence of a Broader Impact that Influences Morale and Nursing Workload
  • Threshold Vital Sign Abnormalities as Triggers for Rapid Response Activation
  • Physicians' Own Beliefs on Goals of Care Strongly Influence Presentation of Comfort Care Option to Patient Surrogates


  • 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 Richard J. Wall, MD, MPH, and Betty Tran, MD, MS report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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