ED Legal Letter (Vol. 27, No. 12) - December 1, 2016

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Release date: December 2016

Valid through: December 2019

Target Audience

This activity is intended for emergency physicians and nurses.

Subjects

  • ‘Superstar’ Expert Witness Strategy Backfired in These Malpractice Cases
  • Defend Against Improper Discharge of ED Patient
  • Tough to Legally Justify X-rays for Vague Abdominal Pain
  • For EPs, Is a National Practitioner Data Bank Report a Career Ender, or Par for the Course?
  • ED Patient Didn’t Meet tPA Criteria? Leave No Room for Doubt in Chart
  • Electronic Medical Record Could Receive More Face Time Than ED Patient, Fueling Lawsuits
  • Cavalier Attitude Toward ‘Frivolous’ ED Lawsuit Can Backfire

Objectives

  • Identify legal issues related to emergency medicine practice;
  • Explain how the legal issues related to emergency medicine practice affect nurses, physicians, legal counsel, management and patients;
  • Integrate practical solutions to reduce risk into daily practice.           

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
    #CEP13791, 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
#CEP13791, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

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

Faculty Listing

Editors

Executive EditorShelly Morrow Mark

Assistant 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

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 (Assistant Editor); and Shelly Morrow Mark (Executive Editor).

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