Emergency Department visits present risk for the new patient because there is no existing positive doctor-patient relationship to buffer the ED experience, and for the returning patient because the original presenting complaint is not resolved. Emergency medicine specialists must be aware of the risks and tactics they can use to reduce them.
Upon completion of Risk Management Emergency Medicine
, you should be able to:
1. Analyze a case scenario to determine whether it meets the criteria for malpractice.
2. Discuss four communication factors that often contribute to malpractice cases.
3. Identify five sources of error in emergency medicine.
4. Analyze four case scenarios to determine whether an EMTALA violation took place.
Risk Management Emergency Medicine