30th High Risk Emergency Medicine - MP3 version
Designed and taught by emergency physicians and medical malpractice attorneys, this HREM course is a comprehensive review of the medical-legal issues inherent to the practice of Emergency Medicine.
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.
Malpractice Liability in EM
Ten Most Important Legal Questions Asked
Surviving A Lawsuit
Back Pain Risks
Thoracic Aortic Dissections
Acute MI: A Big Piece of Medical-Legal Pie
Medico-legal Trends & Threats
Geriatrics: Advancing Age – Advances Risk
Pediatrics: Avoiding Bad Outcomes
Wide Complex Tachycardias: Myths and Pitfalls
Medico-legal Panel: Bring Your Questions!
Suicidal Patient Risks
Documentation Pearls: Creating the Bullet Proof Chart
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
Ross Berkeley is the Director of Quality for US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) Central, 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 PSLRRG 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.
AMAL MATTU, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Amal Mattu 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 Emergency Physicians.
NATHAN CLEVELAND, MD, MS, FACEP
Nathan Cleveland is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and practices emergency medicine full-time in Denver, CO. He is the Director of Education for USACS Colorado Mountain South. Dr. Cleveland is also a member of the USACS Quality and Patient Safety Committee as well as the USACS Claims Committee.
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.
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
JAY FISHER, MD, FAAP
is the medical director of Pediatric Emergency Services at the Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC in Las Vegas, NV, where he has practiced clinically for 25 years. He is a clinical professor of pediatrics and assistant professor of emergency medicine at the UNLV School of Medicine. Dr. Fisher is a three-time recipient of the Excellence in Training Award by the University of Nevada School of Medicine pediatric residency, and was recognized with the Bernard Feldman Distinguished Lectureship Award. He was the 2016 recipient of the Healthcare Heroes Care Provider award by Nevada Business Magazine.
The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 16.75 AOA Category 2A
- 16.75 Certificate of Participation