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Avoid The Pain of EMTALA Violations

When: March 7, 2012
2:00 p.m. CST
Where: Online Webinar
Contact: Jessica Bush

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Avoid The Pain of EMTALA Violations

Develop greater ED teamwork to ensure EMTALA compliance

Champion policies and procedures that can help your facility avoid costly EMTALA violation penalties.

It takes a team effort to avoid costly Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) violations. In this course, QHR experts show you how to implement policies and procedures to help your ED focus their efforts on EMTALA compliance. The front line, including registration personnel and clinicians, need training on how to properly perform transfers – and your ED needs a well-defined hospital-to-hospital transfer policy. QHR instructors will also show you how to effectively audit your EMTALA log. Greater staff-wide communication and education can help you avoid the pain of EMTALA violations.



Debra Scudder, Associate Vice President, Clinical Operations, QHR
Jared Jorgensen, Manager, Clinical Operations Consulting, QHR

With more than 25 years of experience in hospital operations and health care consulting, Debra Scudder provides QHR hospital clients with expertise in throughput process improvement and governance development. A veteran of critical access, community, mid-size, and large teaching hospitals, she boasts a strong background in clinical operations and management – effectively positioning her to build trust with medical and clinical staffs alike. This, she says, is the key to achieving implementation goals and long-lasting results that drive operational efficiencies and improve patient satisfaction.

Over the past 12 years, Jared Jorgensen has been providing specialty data-driven solutions and unique consulting services within the healthcare and public health environment. Jared has a broad range of experience including: healthcare operations improvement, healthcare financial analysis, healthcare consulting, correctional healthcare consulting, healthcare management, database application development and healthcare information systems evaluation and implementation. Jared's clinical and consulting experience and data-driven analytical approach, identifies fundamental success factors that provide high value to clients, strategic insight, corrective action and direction for achieving success in a variety of clinical and operational healthcare environments.


Affiliate Price: $0.00
Non-Affiliate Price: $0.00


1 hour


2:00 - 3:00 p.m. CST

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn how to:

  • Educate front-line staff, including registration personnel and clinicians on EMTALA provisions
  • Audit the emergency department log subsequent certifications of patient transfer
  • Develop hospital transfer policies


American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)/Tennessee Nurses Association

Recommended CNE: 1

QHR Learning Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Criteria for successful completion of this course are to attend 100% of the program and to complete an evaluation form.

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