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Target Audience

This course is designed for patient safety officers, hospitalists and hospital based physicians, critical care medicine physicians, hospital administrators, nursing directors, respiratory care directors, and finally resuscitation and clinical outcomes researchers as well as other health care professionals.

Accreditation and Credit Designation:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences designates this continuing medical education activity for a maximum of 11 Category 1 credits towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

To obtain CME credit

Mastery of the content for each conference session on this DVD makes one eligible for one category 1 credit, A total of 11 credit hours may be obtained. To obtain credit for this activity, you must pass a quiz for each section.

1. Go to CME Quiz website (you MUST be connected to the Internet)
2. Take the quiz for each session you have reviewed. By taking the quiz, you are verifying that you have reviewed all session materials on this DVD. You may retake the quiz. Credit will be given for a score of 100%.
3. Print out a summary page for your scores.
4. Print out and complete the evaluation form for each session.
5. Include your credit card information on the form (or submit a check)
6. Mail summary page, evaluation and check for $35.00 or credit card information to:

UPMC Center for Continuing Education
3708 Fifth Avenue
220 Medical Arts Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Fax 412-647-8222
Make checks payable to UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside

7. Check you credit status at Continuing Education's database.

You may return to the quiz at a later date to apply for additional CME credit. However, each time you submit quiz results for credit, you will be charged $35.00.

Disclaimer Statement

The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.

Faculty Disclosure

Faculty for this activity have been required to disclose all relationships with any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, with the exemption of non-profit or government organizations and non-health care related companies. No significant financial relationships with commercial entities were disclosed by:

A. Auerbach
R. Bellomo
J. Bion
S. Braithwaite
D. Brown

L. Chelluri
J. Chen
W.-J. Chen
M. DeVita
K. D. Duncan
D. Goldsmith
J. Gosbee
K. Hillman
G. Kenward
A. Kirby
V. Kvetan
G. Lighthall
T. Merryman
E. Milbrandt
N. Mininni
J. Ovretveit
C. Scholle
R. Simmons
T. M. White
L. Young

The following information was disclosed:
Michael Buist is a stockholder in Patientrack (a software company)
Daniel Teres is an employee at AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical Company

The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences invites you to visit
their web location. Receive information on CME programs, earn CME credits on the Inter¬net, and access information about formal courses and much more.

Date of Original Release: November 10, 2005

Expiration Date: June 25, 2006

Date of last review: November 10, 2005

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