Do You Know What You Need to Know About Informed Consent? (ED Legal Letter 2013-12) - ED Legal Letter - Dec 01, 2013

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for emergency physicians and nurses.


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Faculty Listing:

Physician Editor
Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD, FACEP
Director and Professor
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Institute for Health and Society
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Nurse Planner
Kay Ball RN, PhD, CNOR, FAAN
Consultant/ Educator
K&D Medical Inc
Lewis Center, OH

Contributing Editor
Stacey Kusterbeck

Managing Editor
Leslie Hamlin

Executive Editor
Shelly Morrow Mark


  • Do You Know What You Need to Know About Informed Consent?
  • Many Claims Alleging Failure to Follow up on ED Radiology Studies
  • Info Often Missing from ED Charts, Forcing Settlements
  • Could Patient's Non-compliance Be Life-threatening?


  • 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: Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD, FACEP (Physician Editor), Director and Professor, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Institute for Health and Society, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; Joshua J. Moore, Emergency Department, Madigan Army Medical Center (Writer); W. Allen Fink, DO, MHA, FACEP, Attending Emergency Medicine Residency, Madigan Army Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Tacoma, WA, Regional Dean — Puyallup/ Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor PNWUCOM (Writer); Malia J. Moore, MD, Emergency Medicine Residency, Darnall Army Medical Center, Killeen, TX (Writer); Stacey Kusterbeck (Contributing Editor); Shelly Morrow Mark (Executive Editor); and Leslie Hamlin (Managing Editor). Kay Ball RN, PhD, CNOR, FAAN, Consultant/ Educator, K&D Medical Inc., Lewis Center, OH (Nurse Planner) is a speaker for AORN and a stockholder for STERIS, Inc.