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? Emergency department managers and practitioners, hospital administrators, risk managers and others must quickly digest this complex regulation and determine how the changes will affect patient care. The revised regulation takes effect Nov. 10.
EMTALA: The Essential Guide to Compliance from Thomson American Health Consultants, publisher of ED Nursing, ED Management, Emergency Medicine Reports, ED Legal Letter, and Hospital Risk Management, explains how the changes to EMTALA will affect emergency departments and off-campus clinics. In-depth articles, at-a-glance tables, and Q & A discussions of 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:
- How does EMTALA apply to inpatients admitted through the ED?
- 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?
- What are the rules concerning off-campus clinics?
EMTALA: The Essential Guide to Compliance draws on the knowledge and experience of nurses, ED managers, physicians, medicolegal experts, and risk managers to cover the EMTALA topics and questions that are most important to you, your staff, and your facility. The publication is edited by James R. Hubler, MD, JD, FACEP, FAAEM, FCLM, attending physician and clinical assistant professor of surgery, 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 also provides 18 AMA Category I CME credits and 18 nursing contact hours. Order your copy today for the special price of $249! Call (800) 688-2421 to receive this valuable guide to the new EMTALA.