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EMTALA: Regulation and Best Practices for Nurses (1 contact hour Video)

Hours: 1.00

Target Audience: RNs, LPNs,  APRNs

Original Release Date: February 28, 2013
Review Date: February 1, 2016
Expiration Date: February 1, 2018

Description: Hospitals work hard to care for patients and follow the law. But growing patient numbers and declining availability of emergency department services put hospitals at risk for an EMTALA violation. The issues are not new—just more urgent than ever. Challenges surrounding capacity and capability, stabilization for transfer, medical screening exams, and on-call are common and persistent. Behavioral patients add another layer of complexity, especially with closures of psychiatric units. Health care attorney Normand F. Pizza J.D. will present the legal ramifications of inappropriate transfers, failure to stabilize and failure to screen law suits.  EMTALA statutes and regulations will be reviewed and examples of best practices will be presented.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants should be able to
• Identify reasons resulting in successful law suits for cases related to failure to screen, failure to stabilize, and inappropriate transport.
• Discuss an overview of EMTALA statutes and regulations
• Discuss examples of best practices under EMTALA regulation
• Identify situations that meet the legal intent of patients experiencing emergency medical conditions

Learning Assessment: There will be a post test for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 8 out of 10 correct answers.

Estimated time to complete activity: 55 minutes

Method and Medium: To obtain contact hour credit, view the entire online presentation, complete the evaluation and post test and print your certificate online.


Continuing Nursing Education Information: This activity is sponsored by LAMMICO. Successful completion of this course includes completion of post test with 80% passage rate and completion of evaluation. This continuing nursing education program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.

Accreditation and Designation Statements: This activity has been approved for 1.0 Contact Hour of Continuing Nursing Education by Health Education Services, Inc.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 14890 for 1.0 contact hour

Refund Policy: If purchased, there will be no refund once the activity has been accessed.

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Disclosure: The speaker, editors and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

About the Speaker: Normand Pizza, JD - Read Bio
Content Contributors: Thomas Schneidau, JD and Andrew Capitelli, JD

Managing Editor: Dawer Azizi, RN BSN, MHA, CPHRM, Manager of Risk Management

Editor: Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members -
Cindy Dauner RN, MPH, CPHQ
Gina Versaggi, RN
Normand Piazza, JD

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Web Master Contact Information: For assistance, contact Shea Ivey at 866/398-1038 or help@medicalinteractive.com

Disclaimer: This activity is presented by LAMMICO as risk management education. It is not legal advice, nor does it establish medical standards of care. Standards of care vary depending on the unique presentation of each patient. The information contained herein is not a substitute for the reasonable discretion of skilled and informed clinicians at the point of care. Medical Interactive seeks to meet all the continuing education requirements for every state nursing board. However, the regulations in each state differ, and may change.  Before taking any course, you should confirm whether the course meets your state board's requirements for continuing education credit.

Copyright Information: Copyright © 2013

Bibliography: To view and download a Bibliography for this presentation, please select the References button below.

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