You and your facility waited more than a year for the final revisions to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), but are they really good news? ED managers and practitioners, hospital administrators, risk managers and others must quickly digest this complex regulation and determine how the changes will affect patient care.
EMTALA: The Essential Guide to Compliance from Thomson American Health Consultants, publisher of Trauma Reports, explains how the changes to EMTALA will affect emergency departments and off-campus clinics. In-depth articles, at-a-glance tables, and Q-and-As on real-life situations are presented, and key differences between the "old" EMTALA and the new changes are succinctly explained.
Here are some of the vital questions you must be able to answer to avoid violations and hefty fines:
- Do the revisions mean hospitals are less likely to be sued under EMTALA?
- How does EMTALA apply during a disaster?
- What are the new requirements for maintaining on-call lists?
- How does EMTALA apply to inpatients admitted through the ED?
- What are the rules concerning off-campus clinics?
Edited by James R. Hubler, MD, JD, FACEP, FAAEM, FCLM, Department of Emergency Medicine, OSF Saint Francis Hospital and University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, and reviewed by Kay Ball, RN, MSA, CNOR, FAAN, Perioperative Consultant/Educator, K&D Medical, Lewis Center, OH, EMTALA: The Essential Guide to Compliance covers the EMTALA topics and questions that are most important to you, your staff, and your facility.
EMTALA: The Essential Guide to Compliance also provides 18 AMA Category I CME credits and 18 nursing contact hours. Order your copy today for the special price of $249! Call 1-800-688-2421 to receive this valuable guide to the new EMTALA.