ED Legal Letter (Vol. 26, No. 7) - July 1, 2015

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Release date: July 2015

Valid through: July 2018

Target Audience

This activity is intended for emergency physicians and nurses.

Subjects

  • Court Rules on Standard of Care for Pediatric Patients in “General” EDs
  • Unique Legal Risks Posed by ED Bridge Orders
  • Simple Actions Before Discharge Can Prevent Some ED Claims
  • High Payouts Make Missed Meningitis Cases Very Appealing to Plaintiff Attorneys
  • How Can Emergency Physician Counter Patient’s Claim that Exam Was Rushed?
  • Informed Consent Can Become an Issue During ED Medical/Malpractice Litigation
  • Diagnostic Tests and Disposition Decisions

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

Credit Available

Physicians

  • Maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.5 ACEP Credits

Nurses

  • 1.25 ANCC Credit Hours

Sponsor

This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

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

Credit Designation

Physicians

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 1.50 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

Nurses

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 # CEP14749, for 1.25 Contact Hours.

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

Faculty Listing

Editors

AHC Media Executive EditorShelly Morrow Mark

Associate Managing Editor: Jonathan Springston

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

Financial Disclosure

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); Stacey Kusterbeck (Contributing Editor); and Jonathan Springston (Associate Managing Editor). Shelly Morrow Mark’s (Executive Editor) spouse works for a company that has created advertising for Uroplasty 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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