Critical Care Alert (Vol. 23, No. 12) - March 1, 2016

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Release date: March 2016

Valid through: March 2019

Target Audience

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

Subjects

  • Swallowing Dysfunction in Critical Illness
  • New Insights Into Alveolar Mechanics and Gas Exchange in Experimental Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Effects of a Rapid Response System Driven by Real-time Automated Clinical Alerts on
  • Hospital Mortality and Length of Stay
  • Does the Use of Saline vs Buffered Crystalloid Reduce Risk of Acute Kidney Injury in ICU?

Objectives

  • Identify the particular clinical, legal, or scientific issues related to critical care
  • Describe how those issues affect physicians, nurses, healthcare workers, hospitals, or the healthcare industry in general
  • Cite solutions to the problems associated with those issues

Credit Available

Physicians

  • Maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Nurses

  • 2.25 ANCC Contact Hours

Sponsor

This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

Accreditation Statement

AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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

Credit Designation

Physicians

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Nurses

This activity has been approved for 2.25 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP14749, for 2.25 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty Listing

Jane Guttendorf, DNP, RN, CRNP, ACNPBC, CCRN, Assistant Professor, Acute Care & Tertiary Care, University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing

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

Samuel Nadler, MD, PhD, Critical Care, Pulmonary Medicine, The Polyclinic Madison Center, Seattle; Clinical Instructor, University of Washington, Seattle

Kathryn Radigan, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Pulmonary Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Editors

Executive Editor, Leslie Coplin, AHC Media

Editor, Betty T. Tran MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Associate Managing Editor, Jonathan Springston, AHC Media

Continuing Education and Editorial Director, Lee Landenberger, AHC Media

Reviewers

Peer Reviewer, William Thompson, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle

Nurse Planner, Jane Guttendorf, DNP, RN, CRNP, ACNPBC, CCRN, Assistant Professor, Acute Care & Tertiary Care, University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing

Financial Disclosure

Critical Care Alert’s editor Betty Tran, MD, MSc, nurse reviewer Jane Guttendorf, DNP, RN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN, peer reviewer William Thompson, MD, executive editor Leslie Coplin, and associate managing editor Jonathan Springston report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Mr. Kallet and Drs. Nadler and Radigan report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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