Critical Care 1703 - Critical Care Alert - Mar 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
Linda L. Chlan, RN, PhD
Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Symptom Management Research
The Ohio State University College of Nursing

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

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


  • Milieu Enhancement Strategies for the ICU
  • Problems with Pulse Oximetry in Screening for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • A Primer on Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: The Myths, the Evidence, and the Expert Opinion
  • Should Aerosolized Antibiotics be Used to Treat Gram-Negative, Multidrug-Resistant, Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia?


  • 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 Eric C. Walter, 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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