Critical Care 2013-08 - Critical Care Alert - Aug 01, 2013

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 50-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 Listing:

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

Nurse Planner
Leslie A. Hoffman, PhD, RN
Professor Emeritus
Nursing and Clinical & Translational Science
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
Saadia R. Akhtar, MD, MSc
St. Luke's Idaho Pulmonary Associates
Boise

Michael Young, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care
Wake Forest University Health Sciences Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

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

Subjects:

  • How to Use Less Sedation and Improve Outcomes in Mechanically Ventilated Patients
  • Automated Weaning: Smarter Approach or Just Clinician Recalcitrance?
  • Mortality Decline With the Use of a Sepsis Treatment Bundle
  • Music Therapy Can Reduce Anxiety in Critically Ill Patients

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

Richard H. Kallet, MS, RRT, FAARC, FCCM, and Eric C. Walter, MD, MSc report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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