Critical Care Alert (Vol. 24, No. 3) - June 1, 2016

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Release date: June 2016

Valid through: June 2019

Target Audience

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


  • Patients Rarely Sleep in the ICU
  • Delaying Intubation in Severe Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Communication Facilitators Potentially Can Improve Care for the Sickest ICU Patients
  • Acetazolamide in Mechanically Ventilated Patients with COPD: Is There a Benefit?


  • 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


  • Maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


  • 2.25 ANCC Contact Hours


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.

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.

Credit Designation


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.


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

Elaine Chen, MD

Assistant Professor

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Section of Pal­liative Medicine

Rush University Medical Center


James McFeely, MD

Medical Director, Critical Care Units

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

Berkeley, CA


Samuel Nadler, MD, PhD

Critical Care, Pulmonary Medicine

The Polyclinic Madison Center

Clinical Instructor

University of Washington



Kathryn Radigan, MD, MSc

Attending Physician, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago


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


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.


Drs. Chen, McFeely, Nadler, and Radigan report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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