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Legal Issues in Emergency Medicine


  • Date Published: May 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107499379

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  • On any given day in the emergency department, the chance of confronting a medical-legal dilemma is significant. Emergency medicine and critical care practitioners may have to deal with malpractice claims, informed consent, protection of minors, resuscitation, operational issues and legal compliance requirements frequently. Substantial knowledge of the law as it pertains to their emergency care and acute care practice is essential. Legal Issues in Emergency Medicine is an invaluable resource for medical practitioners, legal practitioners and administrators in practice and in training. The book covers key topics that have direct relevance to day to day acute patient care practice. Each topic includes a clinical vignette, followed by a review of the legal controversy, current medical scientific evidence, case law and preventative solutions to the dilemma. This approach allows practitioner exposure to a wide variety of medical-legal problems, allowing a pre-emptive, informed approach to problem solving.

    • The book's format allows for a combination of case scenario, medical and legal literature to all appear in one place on a case-by-case basis
    • Uses case law analysis for effective learning
    • The book is written by an expert in both emergency and critical care medicine, and health law
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107499379
    • length: 368 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 195 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.87kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Abandonment in the emergency department
    2. Abandonment of patient by treating physician
    3. Admission
    4. Advance directives
    5. Advanced practice providers
    6. Adverse event disclosure
    7. Against medical advice (AMA)
    8. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and education
    9. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and access to facilities
    10. Assault
    11. Assisted suicide
    12. Battery
    13. Bed boarding
    14. Brain death
    15. Care of children
    16. Code response
    17. Commitment
    18. Communication
    19. Competence and capacity
    20. Confidentiality
    21. Consultation
    22. Controlled substances
    23. Criminal charges
    24. Criminal acts
    25. Death certification
    26. Decision-making
    27. Difficult patient encounter
    28. Discharge instructions
    29. Disruptive provider behavior
    30. Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)
    31. Documentation
    32. Domestic violence
    33. Driving impairment
    34. Drug and alcohol abuse
    35. Duty to warn
    36. Electronic health records (EHR)
    37. Emergency consent
    38. Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
    39. Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA)
    40. Employment issues
    41. Expert witness
    42. Fitness for duty
    43. Frequent user
    44. Futility
    45. Geriatric abuse
    46. Good Samaritan
    47. Guidelines and protocols
    48. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) / Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH)
    49. HIV
    50. Hospital medicine
    51. Immigrant care
    52. Impaired physician
    53. Indigent care
    54. Inflight emergencies
    55. Informal consultation
    56. Informed consent
    57. Insurance
    58. Intoxication
    59. Laboratory testing
    60. Left without being seen (LWBS) / left without treatment (LWOT) / elopment
    61. Malpractice claims
    62. Mandatory care
    63. Mandatory reporting
    64. Medical education
    65. Medical errors
    66. Medical records
    67. Medical Screening Exam (MSE)
    68. Minor consent
    69. Missed illness and injury
    70. Multiple visits
    71. Nursing
    72. Operations
    73. Organ donation
    74. Overcrowding
    75. Pain control/medication
    76. Patient satisfaction
    77. Pediatric abuse
    78. Peer review
    79. Policy/procedure
    80. Pregnancy
    81. Prescription writing
    82. Privacy
    83. Professional boundary issues
    84. Protected health information (PHI)
    85. Psychiatric care
    86. Referral
    87. Religion
    88. Research
    89. Restraint
    90. Resuscitation
    91. Service contract
    92. Sexual assault
    93. Social media
    94. Staff privileges
    95. Subpoena
    96. Substance abuse
    97. Suicide
    98. Telemedicine
    99. Telephone advice
    100. Third-party duty
    101. Transfer
    102. Translation, interpreting, and language issues
    103. Triage
    104. Unanticipated death
    105. Urgent care
    106. Violence

  • Author

    Rade B. Vukmir, Critical Care Medicine Associates
    Rade B. Vukmir MD, JD is President of Critical Care Medicine Associates, a medical service consulting enterprise. This medical consulting firm has a twenty-seven year history of providing comprehensive medical, legal, educational and medical industry consultative service. Dr Vukmir is trained in emergency and critical care medicine and has a degree in law with health care specialization. His focus is on patient safety, risk management, operational efficiency and innovation in emergency and critical care medicine.

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