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.
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.
Certificates provided by accrediting body (10 Match)
American Nurses Credentialing Center
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.
California Board of Registered Nursing
District of Columbia Board of Nursing
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Florida Board of Nursing
Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Georgia Board of Nursing
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
South Carolina Board of Nursing
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Florida Board of Medicine
Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Physicians will receive 1.25 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
Florida Physician Assistants
Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: What is EMTALA and What is its Intent?
Meet Adela Flores
COBRA and EMTALA
Obligations under EMTALA
Penalties for EMTALA Violation
Section 3: Key Terms within EMTALA Appropriate Medical Screening Examination
Emergency Medical Condition
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
Section 4: Special Conditions and EMTALA Psychiatric Patients
EMTALA and a Psychiatric Patient: Case Example
Patients Presenting to the ED for Non-Emergency Purposes
Outpatients, Inpatients, and Observation Status
EMTALA and ED Surges in Demand
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
Section 6: Conclusion Summary
Course Delivery Method and Format: