Transfer Process for Baptist Outpatient Services
Through a case-based approach learners will review transportation available from urgent care centers and determine which method can appropriately handle patients’ emergent needs. This course will also provide a review of changes to transfer forms and documentation requirements to meet EMTALA requirements.
Urgent Care Physicians
• Understand why EMTALA applies to urgent care centers, what the penalties for EMTALA violations entail, and analyze situations to determine if they were in compliance.
• Differentiate between transportation available to the urgent care centers (911, ALS, or BLS) and determine which method is capable of handling patients’ emergent needs.
• Quickly assess patients presenting with common indicators of transfer and select adequate transfer method in adherence with criteria.
• Identify - based on patient status - when to transfer to a free-standing emergency department vs. a hospital emergency department.
• Recognize the most current transfer form and accurately complete each section as required.
Bettina Laier, B.A., MSN, R.N., CEN
BOS Clinical Learning Educator
Yenny Ceballos, APRN
Baptist Outpatient Services
Philip Weimer, M.D.
Urgent Care Physician
Baptist Outpatient Services
Due to the non-clinical nature of the content discussed, the speakers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. This CME activity will not cover content that would involve products or services of commercial interests. Therefore, no opportunity exists for a conflict of interest based on the financial relationships of faculty and those persons in control of content. Since these relationships are not relevant, no disclosure information was collected.
Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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