29th Annual High Risk Emergency Medicine Course
September 17 - 18, 2018 - Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
This course is designed to benefit physicians, nurses, and physician assistants providing acute care. Malpractice attorneys, hospital risk management staff, and quality management staff will also benefit from this CME course.
|Advanced Practice Providers||$499.00|
|Risk Managers, Administrators, Lawyers||$799.00|
Cancellations must be made in writing to CEME at email@example.com. Refunds, less a $50 processing fee, are provided if cancellation occurs prior to the start of the course.
After completing this CME course, participants should be able to:
- Review current medical literature and analyze actual emergency medicine malpractice cases to improve patient outcomes and avoid malpractice claims.
- Identify the critical components of the history, physical exam and data collection process that are critical to assuring a well-supported evaluation, treatment and disposition of Emergency Department patients.
- Develop an effective Emergency Department Risk Management program.
ROSS P. BERKELEY, MD, FACEP, FAAEM - Course Director
is a Senior Director of Quality for US Acute Care Solutions (USACS), and serves on the Board of Directors for Physicians Specialty Limited Risk Retention Group (PSLRRG). He is a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Medicine, where he serves as Program Director of the emergency medicine residency and Vice Chair for Quality & Education. Dr. Berkeley is an expert peer reviewer for the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners, and serves on the Claims Committee for USACS as well as the Claims and Underwriting Committee for ProAssurance Casualty Company. He has served as the Quality Director of emergency departments in both community and academic settings, and currently co-chairs the Quality & Patient Safety Committee at University Medical Center (UMC) of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, NV.
AMAL MATTU, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
is a frequent speaker on the national and international CME circuit on topics related to emergency cardiology and geriatrics. He is the author of the best-selling texts ECGs for the Emergency Physician Volume 1 and Volume 2, has served as chief editor for two other popular textbooks focused on errors in emergency medicine. In 1996, he joined the faculty of emergency medicine at the University of Maryland, and since that time he has received more than a dozen teaching awards, including Teacher of the Year from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, and national teaching awards from the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and the American College of
ELLIOT NIPOMNICK, MD, FACEP
is in the full-time practice of emergency medicine and serves as the Medical Director of the Emergency Department of Chinese Hospital in San Francisco, CA. He serves on the Board of Directors of Physicians Specialty Limited Risk Retention Group, and is a diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Nipomnick is an Expert Medical Reviewer for CMS, Maximus Federal Services, the Medical Board of California, the Veterans Administration, and Lumetra HealthCare Solutions. Dr. Nipomnick has provided medical legal consultation to insurance companies, hospitals, and attorneys in several states since 1990.
DAVID SLATTERY, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
is an Associate Professor and Director of Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and practices clinically at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. He also serves as a Deputy Chief and EMS Medical Director for Las Vegas Fire & Rescue and provides medical oversight for casino AED programs. He currently serves on the National CARES Oversight Board and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Emergency Medicine. He is a past president of the Nevada Chapter of the American College of Emergency Medicine, is a diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, ABEM Subspecialty Board Certified in EMS, and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine.
NATHAN CLEVELAND, MD, MS, FACEPis the Director of Education for USACS Colorado Mountain South. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and practices emergency medicine full-time in Denver, CO. He is Dr. Cleveland is also a member of the USACS Quality & Patient Safety Committee, as well as the USACS Claims Committee.
DUSTY OTWELL, ESQ.
is Vice President for Claims and Risk Management at US Acute Care Solutions. He is responsible for all malpractice litigation defense and works with clinical leadership to drive risk management initiatives throughout the organization with nearly six million patient visits annually. Dusty worked for eight years for Emergency Service Partners, now USACS Southwest, as Associate General Counsel and Director of Risk Management. Under Dusty’s leadership, the company achieved several measures of exceptional performance in claims and risk management, including rates of claims far less than one-half of local benchmarks. Dusty is co-founder of ED CLEAR™, an evidence-based video risk management program. Earlier in his career, he provided malpractice risk management counsel for ProAssurance Corporation, and practiced in litigation with Maynard, Cooper & Gale in Birmingham, Alabama.
KETAN PATEL, MD
is an assistant professor in the UNLV School of Medicine, and is the Associate Program Director for the UNLV emergency medicine residency program. He serves as medical director for the Boulder City Fire Department as well as Lee Canyon Ski Patrol. Dr. Patel also works at Camp Cartwheel, a camp which serves with children with chronic illness through the Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation.
Disclosure of Faculty Financial Interests or Relationships:
- 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 15.75 Certificate of Participation