Critical Care Alert (Vol. 24, No. 5) - August 1, 2016

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Release date: August 2016

Valid through: August 2019

Target Audience

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


  • ICU Outcomes and Triage in Patients with Old Age and Advanced Cancer
  • How Good Is Passive Leg Raise at Predicting Fluid Responsiveness?
  • Proportional Assist Ventilation and Lung Protection in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Way Forward


  • 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



Richard H. Kallet, MS, RRT, FAARC, FCCM

Director of Quality Assurance

Respiratory Care Services

Department of Anesthesia

San Francisco General Hospital


Eric C. Walter, MD, MSc

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Northwest Permanente and Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center

Portland, OR



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 and Walter, as well as Mr. Kallet, report no relationships relevant to this field of study.

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