Failure to Follow Own Policies Buries Hospital--Again - ED Legal Letter - Feb 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.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.25 Contact Hours.

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Faculty

Editor-in-Chief
Larry B. Mellick, MD, MS, FAAP, FACEP
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Professor of 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

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

William Sullivan, DO, JD, FACEP, FCLM

Stacey Kusterbeck


Managing Editor
Leslie Coplin

Executive Editor
Coles McKagen

Subjects:

  • Failure to Follow Own Policies Buries Hospital--Again
  • Too-stringent ED Policy Can Make Staff Appear Negligent
  • Skeletons in Your Closet? Not Much 'Off Limits' in Deposition
  • Want to Admit Patient, But Can't? Lawsuit May Result
  • More Pressure on EPs Means More Legal Risks
  • Factors that Make Psych Lawsuit Easier to Defend

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); 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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