Pain, Legislators, and EMTALA (ED Legal Letter 2014-01) - ED Legal Letter - Jan 01, 2014

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for emergency physicians and nurses.

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.25 nursing contact hours using a 50-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 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


Subjects:

  • Pain, Legislators, and EMTALA
  • Lack of Documentation Equals Indefensible Missed MI Case
  • These Clinical Pitfalls Contribute to Missed AMI
  • Was Patient Admitted to the Right Area of Care? EPs Face These Legal Risks
  • EP Given Misleading Info About Complaint?
  • Avoid Allegations of Failure to Diagnose Appendicitis

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: 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; Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, (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.

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