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  • AAEM White Paper on Tort Reform
    AAEM White Paper on Tort Reform A Policy Paper of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine J Emerg Med 2006; 30:473-475 Larry D. Weiss, M.D., J.D. Albert J. Lauro Professor of Medicine Louisiana State University School of Medicine Department of Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine 15 …

    Position Statements, Tort Reform

  • AAEM Policy Regarding Other Organizations
    AAEM continues to encourage its members to belong to any professional organizations of their choosing; AAEM promotes and defends its policy positions; that AAEM policy positions stand on their own merit; that policy positions of AAEM enhance the work of practicing emergency physicians; AAEM, its …

    Joint Statements, Other Issues

  • Certificate of Compliance with the AAEM Policy Statements on Fairness in the Workplace
    I confirm/certify that all of the following are true: With the provisional period not to exceed one year, our physician group provides our emergency physicians access to predefined due process. Our physician group, or its controlling entity, has a predefined mechanism that regularly and automati …

    Position Statements, Practice Rights

  • Joint Task Force Resolution
    Whereas, many emergency physicians would prefer that the emergency medicine professional societies work closely together for the betterment of emergency medicine; and Whereas, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine has clearly laid out a Vision Statement to advocate for the rights of emergency …

    Joint Statements, Other Issues

  • Unions in Emergency Medicine
    AAEM recognizes the right of employee emergency physicians to organize into collective bargaining units under the auspices of the National Labor Relations Board. AAEM acknowledges the presence of certain practice issues, such as economic exploitation and termination without cause, that may prompt th …

    Position Statements, Practice Rights

  • AAEM Misleading Advertising Policy
    The American Academy of Emergency Medicine firmly opposes misleading advertising of professional expertise in Emergency Medicine by physicians who are not board certified. Therefore, physicians practicing in the United States may not advertise that they are board certified in Emergency Medicine unle …

    Board Certification, Position Statements

  • AAEM Position Statement on Documentation and Payment for EMTALA Requirements
    AAEM Position Statement on Documentation and Payment for EMTALA Requirements Whereas, The existing system of submitting forms documenting total body medical history and total body examination during time critical and condition specific emergency treatment in order to obtain payment for emergency s …

    EMTALA, Position Statements

  • Funding for EMTALA Requirements
    Whereas, One in five Americans currently does not possess health insurance, Emergency Medicine is experiencing a crisis in overcrowding and inadequate funding, Emergency departments are more than ever before expected to act as the front line for medical services in the event of reg …

    EMTALA, Position Statements

  • AAEM Critical Care Medicine Resolution
    The American Academy of Emergency Medicine believes that ABEM/AOBEM certified emergency physicians who complete an ACGME certified critical care fellowship should be allowed to take an American board examination in critical care medicine. We urge ABMS to strongly consider opening the exam for such e …

    Credentialing & Qualifications, Position Statements

  • Joint AAEM/CORD/SAEM Pediatric Position Statement
    Physicians who have successfully completed an accredited Emergency Medicine residency or are ABEM/AOBEM certified possess the knowledge and skills required to provide quality emergency medical care to children of all ages for a wide variety of illnesses, injuries or poisonings. To provide quality ca …

    Credentialing & Qualifications, Joint Statements

  • The Primary Responsibility of the Emergency Physician is the Care of Patients within the ED
    In some medical institutions, due to limited physician coverage, the emergency physician is required to respond to various in-hospital (out-of-ED) situations. This is particularly true during evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. In those institutions with single emergency physician coverage, r …

    Healthcare Delivery, Position Statements

  • Steroids in Acute Spinal Care Injury
    On 2/23/03 the board of directors of AAEM voted to endorse the CAEP position statement on the use of steroids in spinal cord trauma. This statement declares that steroids are not the standard of care for spinal cord injury but a treatment option. CAEP did an excellent job in critically reviewing thi …

  • Guidelines for Researchers Involved in Manufacturer-Sponsored Trials
    Background As medical research of drugs and devices has evolved, the quality of available evidence has benefited from increasing numbers of well designed randomized controlled trials, leading directly to reductions in selection bias. An additional source of potential bias is found when manufacturer …

    Other Issues, Position Statements

  • Board of Directors to Consider Policy Regarding In-House Coverage
    by Howard Blumstein, MD FAAEM and Raymond Roberge MD MPH FAAEM Based on a suggestion from an AAEM member, we have begun to develop a policy statement regarding coverage of emergencies involving patients who are already in the hospital. The reality is that in many small hospitals there is little hig …

    Healthcare Delivery, Position Statements

  • New AAEM Board Policy Addresses “On-Call” Crisis
    The AAEM Board of Directors established the following position statement during its May 18, 2002 Board meeting which was held in conjunction with the SAEM meeting in St. Louis, MO.   AAEM On-Call Crisis Position Statement The American Academy of Emergency Medicine believes the crisis in &ldq …

    Other Issues, Position Statements

  • AAEM Plaintiff Experts Policy
    Whereas, membership on the Board of Directors of AAEM requires that the Board members serve the interests of the membership above their own interests, therefore be it RESOLVED that Members of the Board of Directors of AAEM shall refrain from giving expert testimony against a member of AAEM while ser …

    Other, Tort Reform

  • AAEM Position Statement on tPA: The Use of Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy in the Treatment of Stroke
    AAEM statements are not to be construed as dictating an exclusive course of action nor are they intended to replace the medical judgment of healthcare professionals. The unique circumstances of individual patients and environments are to be taken into account in any diagnosis and treatment plan. AAE …

  • Position Statement on Admission Orders
    WHEREAS typical emergency physicians do not provide practice inpatient medicine; WHEREAS admitted patients benefit by one primary physician orchestrating a treatment plan and by these orders being scrutinized by the nurse that will initiate those orders; WHEREAS emergency department nurses, due to …

    Healthcare Delivery, Position Statements

  • Position Statement on the Role of Government in Securing Emergency Medical Care
    The AAEM Board of Directors established the following position statement during its September 2001 Board meeting which was held in conjunction with the First Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress in Stresa, September 2-5th, 2001.   Preamble: Governments have a responsibility for the tota …

    Other Issues, Position Statements

  • FSMB Consensus Proposal
    I. FSMB recommends "3. All applicants for licensure should have satisfactorily completed a minimum of three years of postgraduate training in an ACGME- or AOA-approved postgraduate training program, including completion of PGY3 level training prior to full and unrestricted licensure." Wit …

    EM Workforce, Other

  • Position Statement on the Use of Amiodarone in Refractory Pulseless VT/VF
    AAEM statements are not to be construed as dictating an exclusive course of action nor are they intended to replace the medical judgment of healthcare professionals. The unique circumstances of individual patients and environments are to be taken into account in any diagnosis and treatment plan. AAE …

  • Policy on Open Books
    Medicare, Medicaid and many third-party health care insurers expect the individual physician to be aware of what is being billed for services on their behalf. The individual physician can be held liable for fraudulent claims even if the claim was submitted on their behalf by an employer or a billing …

    Position Statements, Practice Rights

  • Position Statement on Emergency Nurse-to-Patient ED Staffing Ratios
    Whereas the volume of ED visits continues to rise and now exceeds 100 million in the United States annually; and Whereas the scope of Emergency Medicine requires a high intensity of service for many conditions, especially during the first hour of treatment; and Whereas emergency nursing involves p …

    EM Workforce, Position Statements

  • Emergency Physician Credentialing
    Whereas higher care quality, improved patient safety, and decreased medical legal risk can be directly linked to qualified Emergency Medicine specialists; and Whereas emergency physicians should be involved in the process by which they are credentialed; and Whereas AAEM has become the lead organiz …

    Credentialing & Qualifications, Position Statements

  • AAEM Non-Discrimination Position Statement on Practice Track vs. Residency Trained EM Physicians
    AAEM asserts that board certification through ABEM or AOBEM is recognized as the standard that establishes competence in the diagnosis and management of conditions in Emergency Medicine. The restriction of employment or access to fellowship training programs for board-certified emergency physicians …

    Board Certification, Position Statements

  • Position Statement on Mandatory Error Reporting
    The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) supports a national mandatory error reporting system that includes legal liability protections and the following other additional safeguards: 1. Data registry would be managed and analyzed by a non-governmental agency that could be held responsible …

    Other Issues, Position Statements

  • Position Statement on Due Process
    An emergency physician is entitled to due process upon unilateral termination by his or her employer (or contracting entity) or upon any other adverse action that otherwise affects his or her job security. Due process assumes that the following are property rights of an emergency physician, fundame …

    Due Process, Position Statements

  • AAEM Position Statement on Managed Care
    AAEM is committed to provide for all patients needing emergency care by each and every emergency department without regard to economic ability, insurance or payor status. Emergency physicians provide this care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and the AAEM calls upon employers, third party payers and …

    Healthcare Delivery, Position Statements

  • AAEM Takes a Stand Against Moonlighting Residents
    The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) strongly believes that the independent practice of Emergency Medicine is best conducted by a specialist board certified in Emergency Medicine. Furthermore, it is AAEM's opinion that the independent practice of Emergency Medicine by residents in t …

    Other Issues, Position Statements

  • Performance of Emergency Screening Ultrasound Examinations
    Performance of Emergency Screening Ultrasound Examinations Definition An Emergency Screening Ultrasound Examination (ESUE) is a sonographic imaging procedure performed by an emergency physician on a patient in the emergency department in an effort to detect acute medical problems.   Purpose …

    Other Issues, Position Statements

  • Position Statement on the Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course
    AAEM recognizes the value of the ACLS curriculum for non-EM boarded physicians and other health care providers who need to be familiar with the principles of acute cardiac care. However, AAEM believes that board certification in Emergency Medicine establishes expertise in acute cardiac life support …

    Credentialing & Qualifications, Position Statements

  • Position Statement on the Advanced Trauma Life Support Course
    AAEM recognizes the value of the ATLS curriculum for non-EM boarded physicians and other health care providers who need to be familiar with the principles of trauma care. However, AAEM believes that board certification in Emergency Medicine establishes expertise in trauma care beyond that which is t …

    Credentialing & Qualifications, Position Statements

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