Impaired Health Care Practitioners: Help the Healer Heal Himself - ED Legal Letter - Sep 01, 2010

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This activity is intended for emergency physicians and nurses.


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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

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

Daniel M. Kincheloe, Esq.
Timothy A. Litzenburg, Esq
Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, P.C.
Richmond, VA.


  • Impaired Health Care Practitioners: Help the Healer Heal Himself
  • Lawsuit for a Misread of ED Ultrasound? Not Likely
  • When You Did It and You Documented, but Others' Charting Differs
  • Stop Psych-related EMTALA Violations
  • With ED Ultrasound, Credentialing Is at Issue


  • 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 (Executive Editor), 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); Daniel M. Kincheloe, Esq. and Timothy A. Litzenburg, Esq. (authors), Kay Ball RN, PhD, CNOR, FAAN, Consultant/ Educator, K&D Medical Inc., Lewis Center, OH (Nurse Planner); Stacey Kusterbeck (Contributing Editor); Allison Weaver (Managing Editor); and Coles McKagen (Executive Editor).

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