EMS destinations: Source of liability for ED personnel? - ED Legal Letter - Jun 01, 2006

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for emergency physicians and nurses.

Accreditation:

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

AHC Media also is approved as a provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP10864.

Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.5 nursing contact hours using a 50-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

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Faculty

Executive Editor
Larry B. Mellick, MD, MS, FAAP, FACEP
Medical Consultant
Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy
Quantico
Virginia:
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta

Editor-in-Chief
Richard J. Pawl, MD, JD, FACEP
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta

Author
Jay C. Weaver, JD, EMT-P
Attorney
Private Practice
Paramedic
Boston Public Health Commission
Adjunct Faculty
Northeastern University
Boston

Nurse Reviewer
Theresa Rodier Finerty, MS, RN, CNA, BC
Director
Emergency and Trauma Services
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Peoria, IL

Subjects:

  • EMS destinations: Source of liability for ED personnel?

Objectives:

  • identify high-risk patients and practices within the ED
  • discuss a standard of care in the ED for treatment of conditions that may be considered as high-risk
  • explain conditions and practices in which informed consent is required in the ED
  • cite methods of minimizing risk in the ED setting

Financial Disclosure:

To reveal any potential bias in this publication, and in accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education guidelines, Larry B. Mellick, MD, MS, FAAP, FACEP (Executive Editor), Richard J. Pawl, MD, JD, FACEP (Editor-in-Chief), Jay C. Weaver, JD, EMT-P (author) and Theresa Rodier Finerty, MS, RN, CNA, BC (nurse reviewer) have reported no relationships with companies having ties to the field of study covered by this CE/CME program.

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