Medical Malpractice and Risk Management ? Part II of II - ED Legal Letter - Dec 01, 2010

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for emergency physicians and nurses.

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Faculty

Managing Editor
Leslie Coplin

Executive Editor
Coles McKagen

Contributing Editor
Robert A. Bitterman, MD, JD, FACEP
President, Bitterman Health Law Consulting Group, Inc.
Harbor Springs, MI

Editor-in-Chief
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
Kay Ball RN, PhD, CNOR, FAAN
Consultant/ Educator, K&D Medical Inc.
Lewis Center, OH

Associate Publisher
Coles McKagen
AHC Media

Authors
William Sullivan, DO, JD, FACEP, FCLM

Jonathan Siff, MD, MBA, FACEP
Director of Clinical Informatics
The MetroHealth System;
Director, Emergency Informatics
Assistant Operations Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
MetroHealth Medical Center;
Associate Professor
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

Subjects:

  • Medical Malpractice and Risk Management — Part II of II
  • ED Lawsuit? 'Boarding' Could Become a Factor
  • Standard of Care May Be Breached with Boarding
  • Pray with ED Patients? Don't Fear Lawsuits
  • When Can ED Patients Sue for Wrongful Death?

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, President, Bitterman Health Law Consulting Group, Inc., Harbor Springs, MI (Contributing Editor); Kay Ball RN, PhD, CNOR, FAAN, Consultant/Educator, K&D Medical Inc., Lewis Center, OH (Nurse Planner); Jonathan Siff, MD, MBA, FACEP (Contributing Editor); William Sullivan, DO, JD, FACEP, FCLM (Contributing Editor), Stacey Kusterbeck (Contributing Editor); Leslie Coplin (Managing Editor); and Coles McKagen (Executive Editor).

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