EMTALA

EMTALA 

This course will describe how key terms within the EMTALA statute are interpreted and how they apply to hospitals with a dedicated emergency department. In addition, learners will have an opportunity to review cases where EMTALA violations have been alleged and judgments applied by the courts.

$15.00

Hours: 1.25
REL-AC-0-EMTALA

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (10 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.2 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

1.25 HOURS


Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

Florida Board of Medicine

1.25 HOURS


Florida Board of Medicine CE Provider #: 50-290

Florida Physician Assistants

1.25 HOURS


West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-AC-0-EMTALA
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe the intent of EMTALA
Identify requirements under EMTALA.
Define key terms associated with EMTALA.
Describe how EMTALA applies to special conditions.
Explain the rationale for judgments in EMTALA cases.

Outline:

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course 

Learning Objectives



Section 2: What is EMTALA and What is its Intent?

Meet Adela Flores

Patient Dumping

COBRA and EMTALA

Obligations under EMTALA

Penalties for EMTALA Violation

Review

Summary



Section 3: Key Terms within EMTALA Appropriate Medical Screening Examination

Emergency Medical Condition

Stabilize

Transfer

Comes to the Emergency Department

A Case where “Comes to the ED” was in Question

Dedicated Emergency Department

Capability and Capacity

On-Call Coverage Responsibilities

A Case Where an On-Call List Was Not Clear

When Obligations Under EMTALA End

Review

Summary





Section 4: Special Conditions and EMTALA Psychiatric Patients

EMTALA and a Psychiatric Patient: Case Example

Intoxicated Patients

Patients Presenting to the ED for Non-Emergency Purposes

Outpatients, Inpatients, and Observation Status

EMTALA and ED Surges in Demand

Review

Summary





Section 5: EMTALA Cases and Verdicts Ms. M v. Hospital

Was EMTALA Violated?

Ms. M v. Hospital: Verdict

Mr. L. v. Hospital

Was EMTALA Violated?

Mr. L v. Hospital: Verdict

Summary





Section 6: Conclusion Summary

Course Contributors

References

Congratulations!

Exam


Staff Writer: Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN, has over 25 years of experience across a spectrum of healthcare settings including: rural and urban acute care hospitals, public health, ambulatory surgery center, higher education, and commercial organizations. Her roles have included: medical/surgical, ED, and OR staff nurse and charge nurse positions; director of health services / school nurse for PK-12th grades; public health epidemiology and bioterrorism preparedness professional; Infection control practitioner; quality management specialist; organizational development specialist; and educator. Prior to joining Relias Learning as a SME and Content Writer, she provided clinical and healthcare learning and development consultation to Swank Healthcare and was the Director of Education Services for Health.edu, a division of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She has authored over 100 live and web-based educational presentations and articles on clinical, patient safety, regulatory, leadership, patient experience, and performance improvement topics. Rebecca earned a diploma in nursing from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas in 1989 and an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Wayland Baptist University in 2010. Disclosure: Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP

Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP, is a pediatric emergency medicine doctor in Columbus, Ohio and is affiliated with Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University Hospital. She received her medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. She is also an associate professor at the Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine.

Disclosure: Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Physicians; intermediate level Physician Assistants; Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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