The Self-Study Course Designed to
Keep You Out of the Courtroom
New 2022 Recording
Be Empowered to Avoid Clinical Situations That Put You and Your Patients at Risk With the High Risk Emergency Medicine Self-Study Course.
Through the Analysis of a Series of Cases, Combined With a Critical Review of the Medical Literature, the Faculty Will Drive Home Key Principals to Guide Future Practice.
Learn a Series of High‑Yield Strategies to Limit Risks Associated With:
- Documentation Errors
- Policies and Procedures Traps
- Pass-On Errors
- EMTALA Mistakes
- High Risk Chief Complaints
- … And many more!
Avoid the Multitude of EM Legal Traps and Lower Your Malpractice Risk.
- Malpractice Liability in EM: The Big Picture
- Risk Trends and Threats
- Legal Disasters in Acute Coronary Syndrome
- Spin Class — Dizziness and Stroke
- Wide Complex Tachycardias: Myths and Pitfalls
- Tearing a Hole in Your Risk Management: Acute Aortic Dissection
- Geriatric Emergency Medicine — Older Is Riskier
- Pediatrics High Risk — Smaller People, Not Smaller Risk: Part 1 & 2
- Back Pain
- The Suicidal Patient
- Manage Yourself, Manage Your Risk
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Risk of Transition of Care from ED to Inpatient
- Medical Legal Quicksand — The Patient
- Medical Legal Quicksand — The System
- Medico-legal Panel: Bring Your Questions!
- Ten Most Important Legal Questions Asked
- Surviving a Lawsuit
- Mock Deposition
The Ultimate in Convenience to Meet Your Busy Schedule
- Don’t miss family / work obligations
- Avoid the expense and hassles of travel
- Available in a variety of formats to suit your needs
- Learn at your pace and on your time
Watch or Listen Instantly and Earn Up to 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Meet Our Expert FacultyOur Energetic and Knowledgeable Faculty Will Provide You With a Comprehensive Deep Dive Into Emergency Medicine Risk Mitigation.
Angie Aboutalib, MD
Dr. Angie Aboutalib is a hospitalist and the National Director of Quality and Education for US Acute Care Solutions - Integrated Acute Care. She is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, patient experience faculty member, and a teaching attending for both medical students and physicians assistants. She serves as the Chair of the National Peer Review Committee, board member of Diversity and Inclusion, and member of the Women’s Resource Group. Prior to her current role she was the Director of Clinical Operations for Integrated Acute Care. She is a member of the American College of Physicians and Society of Hospital Medicine.
Amer Aldeen, MD, FACEP
Dr. Amer Aldeen is Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of US Acute Care Solutions, responsible for education, safety, quality, innovation, risk management, recruiting, research, clinician engagement, and patient experience. He also serves as chair of the Clinician Assurance Risk Retention Group (CARRG) Board and was previously the vice chair of the National Clinical Governance Board and Executive Medical Director of the Center for Emergency Medical Education. Dr. Aldeen joined USACS in 2014 from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago where he had been Associate Medical Director and Associate Residency Director of emergency medicine. The Amer Aldeen Junior Faculty Teaching Award at Northwestern is named after him.
John Bedolla, MD, FACEP
Dr. John Bedolla is US Acute Care Solutions’ National Chief Decision Scientist and Director of Risk, overseeing 10 million ED visits annually He previously served as Medical Director of Risk Management at Emergency Service Partners, now USACS South. His background includes extensive experience in peer review, state medical boards, and litigation. He has served in multiple academic roles, including clerkship director and research director at UT Southwestern and UT Austin. He is on the medical education faculty at University of Texas Dell Medical School in statistics, basic science, clinical skills and mechanisms of disease. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed articles in wide-ranging fields, from motorcycle races to resuscitation to terrorism, but always with an eye to probability analysis. He is active in ACEP where he chairs the National Medical Legal Committee.
Ross P. Berkeley, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Dr. Berkeley 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.
W. Richard Bukata, MD
Dr. Bukata was the Founding Editor of Emergency Medical Abstracts and, as such, has been studying the literature of emergency medicine in depth since 1977. He has personally given presentations at over 250 CME courses and was the co-moderator of a monthly 90-minute CME audio program for over 30 years. As a result of his educational endeavors, Dr. Bukata was awarded the ACEP Education Award and the College’s Outstanding Speaker of the Year Award. Dr. Bukata was the Medical Director of the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center's Emergency Department in San Gabriel, CA, for 25 years. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Southern California / Los Angeles County Medical Center and Medical Director of the Center for Medical Education in Skippack, PA.
Roya Caloia, DO, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM
Dr. Roya Caloia is the Vice Chair of the National Clinical Governance Board and Associate Director of Clinical Education for US Acute Care Solutions and an emergency medicine physician at Ascension Genesys Medical Center in Grand Blanc, MI, where she also serves as core faculty for the EM Residency. Other scholarly pursuits include serving as an MCEP Education committee member, Vice Chair of ACOEP BPEM committee, a reviewer for the Journal of Education and Teaching in Emergency Medicine and the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, and AOBEM Oral Board Examiner. She has earned the 2014 and 2015 Humanitarian Service Award, the 20 Under 40 for the Monroe newspaper, Faculty of the Year for Genesys Regional Medical Center, and Distinguished Reviewer for West JEM.
Jestin Carlson, MD, MS, MHA
Dr. Jestin Carlson serves as Chair of the Education Committee of the National Clinical Governance Board of US Acute Care Solutions. He is also the Director of Resident Research and Vice Chair for the Institutional Review Board for the Allegheny Health Network. Dr. Carlson has a focus on resuscitation research and education with over 150 manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals and currently sits on the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation/American Heart Association First Aid Task Force and the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Committee. Dr. Carlson earned his medical degree at State University of New York at Buffalo and completed his emergency medicine residency and a research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, and Master of Healthcare Administration from Gannon University.
John Casey, DO, MA, FACEP, FACOEP
Dr. John Casey is the Residency Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital in Columbus, OH. He is also active as an EMS Director, and has been an attending physician there since 2012. He previously completed USACS’ Scholars program, has been a mentor, and is currently the National Director of Scholars. He is on US Acute Care Solutions National Clinical Governance Board, OhioHealth Board of Directors, OhioHealth Quality of Care Committee, OhioHealth Finance Committee, Doctors Hospital President of the Medical Staff, and is a member of the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Federal Government Affairs and ACEP’s Federal Government Affairs Committee.
Nicole Cimino-Fiallos, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Dr. Nicole Cimino-Fiallos is the Assistant Medical Director and Quality Director of the Emergency Department at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, MD. She trained at the University of Maryland for both medical school and residency. She serves as a panel reviewer for the ACEP Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation Board and is the Geriatrics Committee leader for the National Clinical Governance Board of US Acute Care Solutions. She dedicates her research and teaching time to the field of elder abuse and lectures and publishes extensively on the topic.
Orion Colfer, MD, FACEP
Dr. Orion Colfer is the National Director of Patient Experience and Director of the USACS Scholars Program. He is also the National Director of the Center for Emergency Medical Education. He joined USACS in January of 2002 as an emergency physician at Albany Memorial Hospital in Albany, NY. Prior to joining USACS, he worked at the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where he was a staff emergency physician. He completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Virginia, where he was chief resident. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a member of the American College Emergency Physicians. He completed the USACS Scholars Program in 2003.
Sujit Iyer, MD, FAAP
Dr. Sujit Iyer is the US Acute Care Solutions’ National Director of Pediatric Services. He also is an Assistant Medical Director for Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas where he practices as an emergency physician and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. In addition, he has served as the Director for Pediatric ER Outreach for community emergency departments for Ascension Texas for the last two years. He is the Program Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship. He has served as a Clinical Instructor for the Departments of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and University of Pennsylvania. His research topics include numerous quality improvement projects, community pediatric ED preparedness, pediatric quality measure development and creation and implementation of evidence-based guidelines for the community and national use.
Amal Mattu, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
Dr. 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. He currently is a tenured professor and Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dusty Otwell, Esq.
Dusty Otwell, Esq. is Vice President for Claims and Risk Management at US Acute Care Solutions. He also serves as Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Secretary for Clinician Assurance Risk Retention Group, the self-insurance carrier for USACS. In addition he is a Senior Risk Management Consultant for ProAssurance Corporation, staff attorney for Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C., and staff counsel for Medical Reimbursements of America, LLC. Dusty is responsible for industry-leading results on malpractice risk management, consistently achieving claims rates less than half of comparable benchmarks. He is a faculty member of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and teaches the High-Risk Emergency Medicine Course. He is a board member of the Texas Alliance for Patient Access, a volunteer for the Lawyer Assistance Committee of the State Bar of Georgia, and was an Advisory Board Member of the Austin-Travis County EMS. He is licensed in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Texas, and holds a corporate counsel registration in Ohio.
Self-Study CME Accreditation
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 self-study activity for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AOA automatically recognizes AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as AOA Category 2 credit.
Both PA and NP organizations recognize AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ as approved CME.
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.
Learning ObjectivesAfter 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