New Smart Phrases, Disease Screening Statement
ACEP’s Public Health and Injury Prevention Committee (PHIPC), led by Chair Antony Hsu, MD, FACEP, revised the smart phrase “Coronavirus Concern–Confirmed or Suspected” with the new title “Coronavirus Discharge–Confirmed or Suspected” and added a new smart phrase: “Monoclonal Antibodies for COVID-19 Infections.” View all of ACEP’s smart phrases at acep.org/smart-phrases.
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 40 – No 06 – June 2021
In April, the Board approved the PHIPC’s request to rescind the previous policy statement “HIV Testing and Screening in the ED” to be replaced with the new, more encompassing statement “Screening for Disease and Risk Factors in the ED.” View the new policy statement at acep.org/policystatements.
Webinar Series Digs Deep into EMTALA
The Medical-Legal Committee, led by Chair Rade Vukmir, MD, JD, FACEP, developed a new series around an oft-requested topic: EMTALA. This series, available to watch on-demand at acep.org/emtala-webinars, breaks this complicated law into digestible sections without losing the details. Webinar hosts included Dr. Vukmir; Michael Bresler, MD, FACEP; Keri Gardner, MD, MPH, FACEP; Hugh Hill, MD, JD, FACEP; and Robert Bitterman, MD, JD, FACEP.
- Overview and Evolution
- Why EMTALA Is Actually GOOD for EM Physicians
- EMTALA and the Medical Screening Exam
- Minimizing Risk of EMTALA Violations During Transfers
- Managing Psychiatric Patients in the ED Under EMTALA
- The EMTALA Complaint Process
Ms. Grantham is ACEP communications manager.