ED Legal Letter (Vol. 27, No. 6) - June 1, 2016

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Release date: June 2016

Valid through: June 2019

Target Audience

This activity is intended for emergency physicians and nurses.

Subjects

  • The Battle Against Protectionism in the Utilization of Telemedicine
  • EP Failed to Administer tPA for Stroke: Is Malpractice Claim Defensible?
  • Settlement of Med/Mal Claim Could Cause EP Unexpected Problems
  • Does Phone Consult Establish Patient-Physician Relationship?

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

  • 1.5 ANCC Nursing Contact Hours
  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP14749, for 1.5 Contact Hours

Sponsor

This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

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Credit Designation

Physicians

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 1.5 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

Nurses

This activity has been approved for 1.5 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP14749, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

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

Faculty Listing

Editors

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

Nurse Planner, Kay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN, Associate Professor, Nursing, Otterbein University, Westerville, OH

Contributing Editor, Stacey Kusterbeck

Guest Author

Robert Vogel, MD, JD

Retinal Ophthalmologist

Piedmont Eye Center, Lynchburg, VA

Attorney

Overbey Hawkins & Wright, PLLC

Lynchburg, VA

Adjunct Professor, Humanities and Bioethics

Liberty University School of Medicine

Lynchburg, VA

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); Kay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN (Nurse Planner); Stacey Kusterbeck (Contributing Editor); Jonathan Springston (Associate Managing Editor); Shelly Morrow Mark (Executive Editor); and Robert Vogel, MD, JD (Guest Author).

 

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