The Self-Study Course Designed to
Keep You Out of the Courtroom
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.
Avoid the Multitude of EM Legal Traps and Lower Your Malpractice Risk.
- Malpractice Liability in EM: The Big Picture
- Surviving a Lawsuit
- Geriatrics: Advancing Age – Advances Risk
- Medico-legal Trends and Threats
- Pediatrics: Avoiding Bad Outcomes
- Ten Most Important Legal Questions Asked
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Suicidal Patient Risks
- Thoracic Aortic Dissections
- Documentation Pearls: Creating the Bullet Proof Chart
- Acute MI: A Big Piece of Medical-Legal Pie
- Wide Complex Tachycardias: Myths and Pitfalls
- Back Pain Risk
- EMTALA Update
- 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
- No distractions leading to easier concentration
Watch or Listen Instantly and Receive up to 16.75 CME Credits!
Meet Our Expert FacultyOur Energetic and Knowledgeable Faculty Will Provide You with a Comprehensive Deep Dive into Emergency Medicine Risk Mitigation.
Ross P. Berkeley, MD, FACEP, FAAEM – Course Director
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.
Amer Aldeen, MD, FACEP
Dr. Aldeen is Chief Medical Officer of USACS. He previously served as Executive Medical Director of CEME. Dr. Aldeen joined USACS in 2014 from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was site principal investigator for the CMS-funded Geriatric Emergency Department Innovations project, developing protocols to improve care of older adults in the ED. He was the recipient of the Northwestern EM faculty teaching award for six years in a row, and the Amer Aldeen Junior Faculty Teaching Award is named after him. Dr. Aldeen is co-author of 1,200 Questions to Help You Pass the Emergency Medicine Boards.
John Bedolla, MD, FACEP
Dr. Bedolla is USACS' National Director of Risk. He previously served as medical director of risk management at Emergency Service Partners, now USACS Southwest. His background includes extensive experience in peer review, state medical boards, and litigation. After attending University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Bedolla completed two years of categorical general surgery training before switching to emergency medicine, which he completed at St-Luke's-Roosevelt Medical Center in New York City. He has served in multiple academic roles, including clerkship director and research director at UT Southwestern and UT Austin. Presently, 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.
John Casey, DO, MA, FACEP, FACOEP
Dr. Casey is the Associate Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency at 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.
Nathan Cleveland, MD, MS, FACEP
Dr. Cleveland is USACS’ director of risk management. He also is associate residency director and assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He has earned numerous teacher of the year awards. He is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Emergency Medicine and has conducted research on a number of emergency medicine topics, and has published in many journals including Academic Emergency Medicine, Prehospital Emergency Care, Human & Experimental Toxicology, Annals of Emergency, and more. He presents his research throughout the nation. He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees at University of Colorado, and a medical degree from University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Denver Health Medical Center.
Jay Fisher, MD, FAAP
Dr. Fisher 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.
Amal Mattu, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Dr. 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.
Dusty Otwell, ESQ.
Mr. Otwell 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, FAAEM
Dr. Patel is the Associate Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency program at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV. He volunteers as Medical Director for Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort Mountain Patrol and Camp Cartwheel – Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. Dr. Patel received his Bachelor’s of Science from The University of California in San Diego, CA. He graduated Medical School at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in Saint Luis, MO. He completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at The University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas, NV. There, he was named Emergency Medicine Intern of the Year and served as a chief resident his final year of training. Dr. Patel’s professional memberships include; The American Board of Emergency Medicine, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Council of Residency Directors, American College of Emergency Physicians, and American Medical Association. He was awarded Faculty of the Year by University of Nevada School of Medicine in 2014
David Slattery, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Dr. Slattery 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.
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 16.75 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