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Course Overview

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.

About the Course Author

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.

Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN, has experience across multiple healthcare settings including: rural and urban acute care hospitals, public health, ambulatory surgery, higher education, and commercial healthcare learning organizations. Her roles have included: medical/surgical, ED, and OR Staff and Charge Nurse; Director of School Health Services/School Nurse; Public Health Epidemiology and Bioterrorism Preparedness Specialist; Infection Control Practitioner; Quality Management Specialist; Organizational Development Specialist and Educator. Prior to joining Relias as an acute care SME Writer in 2017 and Curriculum Designer in 2021, she provided consultation to Swank Healthcare and was the Director of Education Services for Health.edu, a division of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Rebecca earned a diploma in nursing from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas in 1989 and an MBA from Wayland Baptist University in 2010 with an emphasis in healthcare administration. 

Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (10 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.25HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Nurses will receive 1.25 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    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

    1.20HOURS


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

    Nurses will receive 1.2 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS


    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.25HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.25HOURS


    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290) Physicians will receive 1.25 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.

  • Florida Physician Assistants

    1.25HOURS


    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.25HOURS


    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

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


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-AC-0-EMTALA
  • Hours:

    1.25
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2018-06-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Define key terms associated with EMTALA.; Describe how EMTALA applies to special conditions.; Describe the intent of EMTALA; Explain the rationale for judgments in EMTALA cases.; Identify requirements under EMTALA.
  • 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

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Physicians; Intermediate level Physician Assistants; Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    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:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.