Hand Call: Navigating Emergencies, Unnecessary Transfers and EMTALA Sat, Oct 29 8:00-9:00 a.m. EDT

Taking emergency hand surgery call is common for early-career plastic surgeons, and for many hand surgeons throughout their practice. In this session, we will have a discussion of most common conditions for which emergency hand surgery consultation is requested, address inter-hospital transfers for hand surgery pathology and review EMTALA guidelines as germane for hand surgeons.

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the most common hand surgery emergencies and the appropriate triage of these problems.
  2. Discuss issues related to EMTALA and inter-hospital transfer of patients.
  3. Address common issues related to transfers for hand surgery pathology.
  4. Optimize your practice related to the provision of emergency hand surgery call.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*Programming, faculty and schedule are subject to change.