Liability in Ordering and Prescribing Medication - ED Legal Letter - Jan 01, 2011

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for emergency physicians and nurses.

Accreditation:

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Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.25 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

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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

Joshua J. Moore
Franklin College, Franklin, IN

Gregory P. Moore, MD, JD
Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine Residency
Madigan Army Medical Center
Tacoma, WA

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

Subjects:

  • Liability in Ordering and Prescribing Medication
  • When Inpatient Boards in ED, Who is Responsible?
  • Tempted to Point Finger at Other Doc?
  • Should ED Be Held to ICU Standard of Care?
  • What Does ACEP Say on Boarded Inpatients?
  • Who's Responsible? Clarify Before Lawsuit
  • Was Specialist Involved in Your Patient's Care?

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); Joshua J. Moore (Contributing Editor); Gregory P. Moore, MD, JD (Contributing Editor); Stacey Kusterbeck (Contributing Editor); Leslie Coplin (Managing Editor); and Coles McKagen (Executive Editor).

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