Critical Care Alert (Vol. 24, No. 9) - December 1, 2016

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Release date: December 2016

Valid through: December 2019

Target Audience

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


  • A New Paradigm in the Management of Massive and Submassive Pulmonary Embolism
  • Rehabilitation in the ICU: More Questions Than Answers
  • Should We Use Non-invasive Ventilation to Treat Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome?
  • High-flow Nasal Cannula vs. Noninvasive Ventilation in Postextubation Failure: Does It Matter?


  • Identify relevant topics in the practice of critical care medicine.
  • Utilize recommendations from current clinical guidelines.
  • Manage common critically ill patient and ICU administration scenarios.

Credit Available


  • Maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.25 ABIM MOC 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.

Relias Learning, LLC 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 #CEP13791, 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 Kallet, MS, RRT, FCCM

Director of Quality Assurance
Respiratory Care Services
San Francisco General Hospital


Kathryn Radigan, MD

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



Executive Editor, Leslie Coplin, AHC Media

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

Assistant Editor, Jonathan Springston, AHC Media

Senior Accreditations Officer, 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 Physician Editor Betty Tran, MD, MSc, Nurse Planner Jane Guttendorf, DNP, RN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN, Peer Reviewer William Thompson, MD, Executive Editor Leslie Coplin, and Assistant Editor Jonathan Springston report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.


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

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