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ED Legal Letter covers emergency medicine from the perspective of risk management and malpractice prevention. Each monthly issue reviews legal issues relating to emergency medicine practice and offers specific recommendations for reducing risk in the ED.
ED Legal Letter is guidance and advice from professionals, including MD/JDs, who understand both sides of extremely complex issues related to business, medicine, and the law. This is practical advice that is clearly and succinctly written, designed to give insight into running EDs safely and effectively. Click here to see all recently published issues/articles from ED Legal Letter.
Note: This publication continues to offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ recognized by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and continuing education contact hours recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Effective with the January 2019 issue, ED Legal Letter does not offer American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Category I credits. Subscribers can still earn ACEP Category I credits by rereading past issues that offer that credit and taking each online test with a passing score.
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Awards Won by ED Legal Letter:
Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD, FACEP
Director and Professor
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Institute for Health and Society
Medical College of Wisconsin
Michelle Myers Glower, MSN, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, CNEcl
Editorial Advisory Board:
Kay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, CMLSO, FAAN
Adjunct Professor, Nursing
Robert A. Bitterman, MD, JD, FACEP
Bitterman Health Law Consulting Group, Inc.
Harbor Springs, MI
Melanie Heniff, MD, JD, FACEP, FAAEM, FAAP
Assistant Professor, Clinical Emergency Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD
Chief Medical Officer
Jonathan D. Lawrence, MD, JD, FACEP
St. Mary Medical Center
Long Beach, CA
William M. McDonnell, MD, JD, FAAP
Medical Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska
Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Larry B. Mellick, MD, MS, FAAP, FACEP
Vice Chairman, Academic Affairs
Interim Section Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Assistant Residency Director
Professor, Emergency Medicine
University of South Alabama
Gregory P. Moore, MD, JD
Maricopa Medical Center
William Sullivan, DO, JD, FACEP
Attending Physician, St. Margaret’s Hospital
Spring Valley, IL
Clinical Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL
Law Office of William Sullivan, Frankfort, IL
Ken Zafren, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine
Stanford (CA) University Medical Center
Continuing Education Information:
This activity is intended for emergency physicians and nurses.
Accreditation and Credit Designation:
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Relias LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (18 per year). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
1.5 ANCC contact hours will be awarded to participants who meet the criteria for successful completion (18 per year).
This activity is in effect for 36 months from the date of the publication.
Instructions for Participation:
Physicians and nurses participate in this CME/CE activity by reading the issues, using the provided references for further research, and studying the questions at the end of each issue. Participants will then be directed to a website, where they will complete an online assessment to show what they've learned. They must score 100 on the assessment in order to complete the activity, but they are allowed to answer the questions multiple times if needed. After they have successfully completed the assessment and an evaluation, they will receive their credit letter.