All Hands on Deck! All Hands… All…?

June 5, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)

A terrible bus accident in a neighboring town resulted in several seriously injured passengers requiring emergency care. The hospital in the neighboring town asks very little of its physicians in terms of on-call duties, so there were no surgeons available to care for the injured passengers. As a result, they were all transported to our emergency department. Is there anything we can do about another hospital’s inadequate call schedule?

When we contacted one of our on-call surgeons, she was sympathetic to our plight.  However, she stated she had limited her practice to only certain types of surgery in recent years and didn’t feel qualified to care for trauma patients. Is it acceptable for physicians to not take call if they have limited their practice in this manner?

The Emergency Medical Treatment & Active Labor Act (“EMTALA”) is intended to protect patients who need emergency services, including on-call services. As with any law, there are gray areas. This audio conference provides an overview of EMTALA and its on-call requirements, with a focus on some of EMTALA’s more difficult on-call issues.

Topic:          When EMTALA Isn’t Enough

Faculty:      Phil Zarone  and  Nick Calabrese

Listen live on June 5, 2018.  Or, purchase the recording (mp3 or CD) of this audio conference to share with medical staff members at an upcoming meeting or throughout the year.

Registration for this audio conference (includes MP3): $250/line (Additional lines are $50 each, limit 2 additional lines. Please call us to set up additional lines.)

Audio CD or MP3 of this audio conference (in lieu of participation): $250

Click here for a registration form to print and fax to us at 412.687.7692.

This audio conference is part of our 2018 Grand Rounds series. Order the entire series now for just $1,850 (12 Audio Conferences+January BONUS AC — including MP3 of each).

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Designed to be informative for any medical staff member, Grand Rounds 2018 should be particularly helpful for medical staff leadership:  Medical Staff Officers, members of the Medical Executive Committee, Department Chairs, Chairs of the Credentials and Peer Review Committees, and the Chairs of other key medical staff committees. 

If you have new members in any of these important positions, this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for direct education that we guarantee will be helpful to them in their new roles.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this audio conference, participants should be able to:

  • Learn the history and importance of on-call responsibilities and why they developed from a service voluntarily assumed by physicians to a legal mandate;
  • Discern the obligations of physicians and hospitals regarding on-call and transfers; and
  • Learn options for dealing with other hospitals whose lax on-call requirements impose a burden on your medical staff.

Education Credit

Instructions on how to obtain your Continuing Education certificate for audio conferences will be e-mailed to the contact person for your organization at the conclusion of each audio conference.

Category 1 CME

Joint Provider Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and HortySpringer Seminars.  The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CEUs Credit

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs), which is equal to 1 contact hour.

NAMSS Continuing Education Credit

This course has been approved for National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) continuing education credit and NAMSS hereby awards 1.0 NAMSS continuing education credits for participation in this activity.  Accreditation of this educational content in no way implies endorsement or sponsorship by NAMSS.


Audio Conference Registration:   $1,850/line for all twelve 2018 monthly Grand Rounds (includes BONUS Sexual Harassment Grand Rounds on January 23, 2018).

Audio Conference Registration:   $1,850/line for all 2018 monthly Grand Rounds (includes Bonus Sexual Harassment Grand Rounds).

Audio Conference & MP3:     $1,850 for all 2018 monthly Grand Rounds (Participation and MP3).

CD Only:        $1,850 for all 2018 monthly Grand Round recordings.
MP3 Only:    $1,850 for all 2018 monthly Grand Round recordings.

Mix and Match:  $250 for participation in each 2018 Grand Rounds audio conferences.