This week we look at care in the ED. We also look at one of the most misunderstood pieces of legislation -the EMLATA.
Please make certain that you clearly communicate what is guaranteed as well as what is not guaranteed under this legislation.
I will also make one point very clearIt Does Not provide for free Care for every patientwho goes to an ER.
Please do DQ1 this week
Assignment 1: Emergency Departments
EMLATA Must READ
Make Certain you read and understand Item “2” .
Please feel free to read the entire provisions-number 2 is critical to understand in its entirety.
- Research and review the problems associated with ED overcrowding and explain the causative factors. Include in your research the EMTALA, identifying the good and bad points of the legislation. In your view of the issue, include the concept of defensive medicine and its problematic application in healthcare, especially in the ED. As per your interpretation of the EMTALA, explain your understanding of the guarantee of care. Is the law applied correctly or incorrectly? Explain how and why with applicable references.
- Submit your answer in a 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document.
- By Wednesday, July 15, 2015, submit your work to the Discussion Thread. Cite any sources you use in APA format.
- REMEMBER: USE Peer Reviewed Journals at our library. There is a requirement that you must only utilize new researchwhich is not older than 36 months