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ED Legal Letter (Vol. 28, No. 3) - March 2017

Specialty: Emergency - Management Format: Text 
Course #: 14028  Price: $27.00  
Release date: 2017-02-16  Valid through: 2020-03-31  
Publication: This activity appeared in ED Legal Letter, published on 2017-03-01. 
Review date: 2017-02-16 
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Release date: March 2017

Valid through: March 2020

Target Audience

This activity is intended for emergency physicians and nurses.


  • ED Peer Review Information Can Land in Plaintiff Attorney’s Hands
  • Is Your ED Patient Now a Plaintiff? Long Legal Battle Might Be Avoidable
  • Was ED Patient at Fault for Bad Outcome? Subtle Approach Often Is Best Defense Strategy
  • Plaintiff Attorney Added EMTALA Claim to ED Malpractice Lawsuit
  • Consultant Refuses To See ED Patient? Legal Risks Exist on Both Sides
  • Malpractice Outcome Could Hinge on What ED Nurses Documented
  • Even If They Never Saw a Patient, EPs Can Still Be Named as Defendant


  • 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


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


This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

Accreditation Statement

AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation


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.

Faculty Listing


Executive EditorShelly Mark

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

Senior Accreditations Officer: Lee Landenberger

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

Copyright 2017, AHC Media. All rights reserved.

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