ED Legal Letter (Vol. 27, No. 10) - October 1, 2016

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Release date: October 2016

Valid through: October 2019

Target Audience

This activity is intended for emergency physicians and nurses.

Subjects

  • Is Psychiatric Boarding an Unconstitutional Necessity?
  • How Much Protection Do ‘Good Samaritan’ Laws Really Offer EPs?
  • ‘Brief, Superficial’ ED Interactions Spur Litigation
  • Study: EMTALA Violations Found 40% of Time

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.

Accreditation Statement

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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 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: Nathan Schlicher, MD, JD, FACEP, Associate Director, TeamHealth Patient Safety Organization; Regional Director of Quality, TeamHealth Northwest; Emergency Physician, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Tacoma, WA

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 Nathan Schlicher, MD, JD, FACEP (Guest Author).

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