Drug Misadventures: Medical-Legal Cases and Caveats for the Emergency Physician - ED Legal Letter - Mar 01, 2012

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for emergency physicians and nurses.

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

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

Writers
John F. Luerssen
BA, Indiana University

Gregory P. Moore, MD, JD

Emergency Medicine Residency
Madigan Army Medical Center
Tacoma, WA.

Contributing Editor
Robert A. Bitterman, MD, JD, FACEP

Managing Editor
Leslie Hamlin

Executive Editor
Shelly Morrow Mark

Subjects:

  • Drug Misadventures: Medical-Legal Cases and Caveats for the Emergency Physician
  • False "Expert" Statements Shouldn't Go Unchallenged
  • Experts on Either Side May Mislead Jury
  • Sued EP May Wait to Learn What Opposing Experts Say
  • Heart Attack Delays Still High-risk for ED

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 practitioners 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, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta; John F. Luerssen (Writer); Gregory P. Moore (Writer); Kay Ball RN, PhD, CNOR, FAAN, Consultant/ Educator, K&D Medical Inc., Lewis Center, OH (Nurse Planner); Stacey Kusterbeck (Contributing Editor); Shelly Morrow Mark (Executive Editor); and Leslie Hamlin (Managing Editor).

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