Legal Aspects of Emergency Medical Services / Edition 1

Legal Aspects of Emergency Medical Services / Edition 1

by Bruce M. Cohn, Alan J. Azzara
     
 

ISBN-10: 0721670148

ISBN-13: 9780721670140

Pub. Date: 05/28/1998

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Introducing a valuable resource that explains the legal risks of delivering emergency medical care and the legal issues as they relate to specific situations. Coverage includes advanced directives, do not resuscitate orders, medical record confidentiality, malpractice, infectious disease information disclosure, risk management, and sexual discrimination and

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Introducing a valuable resource that explains the legal risks of delivering emergency medical care and the legal issues as they relate to specific situations. Coverage includes advanced directives, do not resuscitate orders, medical record confidentiality, malpractice, infectious disease information disclosure, risk management, and sexual discrimination and harassment. Contains information relevant to everyday practice in a convenient, easy-to-use size!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721670140
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Legal System. Malpractice. EMS and the Art of Litigation: Defending Malpractice. Medical Treatment: Consent and Refusal. Employment Issues in EMS. Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Developing a Health and Safety Program. Dealing with Emotionally Disturbed Patients. Advanced Directives. EMS and Law Enforcement. Patient Confidentiality in EMS. Legal Issues in Vehicle Operations and Equipment. Other Legal Issues or Considerations. Risk Management in EMS: Putting It All Together. Glossaryof Legal Terms. Further Resources. Index.

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