Update on State Medical Malpractice Wars - ED Legal Letter - Aug 01, 2010

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for emergency physicians and nurses.

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Faculty

Managing Editor
Allison Weaver

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

Contributing Editors
William Sullivan, DO, JD, FACEP
Director, Emergency Services at
St. Mary's Hospital in
Streator, IL.

Nurse Planner
Sue A. Behrens, APRN, BC
Manager, Trauma Services, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL

Nurse Reviewer
Kay Ball RN, PhD, CNOR, FAAN
Consultant/ Educator, K&D Medical Inc.
Lewis Center, OH

Associate Publisher
Coles McKagen
AHC Media

Subjects:

  • Update on State Medical Malpractice Wars – Part II of II
  • What Are the Actual Legal Risks if You Did It, but Didn't Document?
  • Does Your Charting Explain Your Medical Reasoning?
  • Reduce Risks of Atypical Appendicitis Presentation
  • Missed Appendicitis Cases Share Similar Features

Objectives:

  • Identify legal issues relating to emergency medicine practice
  • Explain how these issues affect nurses, physicians, legal counsel, management, and patients
  • Integrate practical solutions to reduce risk into the ED practitioner's daily practices

Financial Disclosure:

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 (Editor in Chief), Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta; Robert A. Bitterman, MD, JD, FACEP, Chairman & CEO, Emergency Physicians Insurance Co. (EPIC), Auburn, CA; President, Bitterman Health Law Consulting Group, Inc., Harbor Springs, MI (Contributing Editor); Sue A. Behrens, APRN, BC (Nurse Planner), Manager Trauma Services, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL; Kay Ball RN, PhD, CNOR, FAAN, Consultant/ Educator, K&D Medical Inc., Lewis Center, OH (Nurse Reviewer); William Sullivan, DO, JD, FACEP, FCLM (Contributing Editor), Stacey Kusterbeck (Contributing Editor); Allison Weaver (Managing Editor); and Coles McKagen (Executive Editor). AUGUST

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