ED overcrowding and ambulance diversion cause potential liabilities - ED Legal Letter - Sep 01, 2007

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Executive Editor
Larry Mellick, MD, MS, FAAP, FACEP
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Residency Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta

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

Contributing Editor
Stacey Kusterbeck

Jay Weaver, MD, EMT-P
Private Practice
Boston Public Health Commission
Boston, MA

Layton C. Severson, ARM, AIC
L. C. Severson Company, Inc

Senior Managing Editor
Suzanne Thatcher
AHC Media

Associate Publisher
Lee Landenberger
AHC Media


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  • Integrate practical solutions to reduce risk into the ED practitioner's daily practices

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The following individuals disclose that they have no consultant, stockholder, speaker's bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study: Larry Mellick, MD, MS, FAAP, FACEP (executive editor), Theresa Finerty, MS, RN, CNA, BC (nurse planner), Stacey Kusterbeck (contributing editor); Jay Weaver, MD, EMT-P (author); Layton C. Severson, ARM, AIC (author); Suzanne Thatcher (Senior Managing Editor) and Lee Landenberger (Associate Publisher).

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