EMTALA Challenges – OB Patients

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EMTALA Challenges:  OB Patients

Screening Pregnant Women under EMTALA

For Nurses, Physicians, and APPs

APPROVED for 1.5 Hours of Nursing CE and 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™



This class, EMTALA Challenges – OB Patients, addresses a CRITICAL regulatory compliance issue confronting hospitals across the country. This class will help you stay in compliance with the complex (and evolving) EMTALA regulations. We address the specific requirements in law and regulation that have been created addressing the screening of pregnant women in both the ED and Labor & Delivery.

Emphasis is placed on key problematic areas,  such as:

  • Who can screen OB patients?
  • When is an OB patient considered stable?
  • Core parameters of the OB medical screening exam
  • Enforcement issues your facility needs to address
  • When hospitals must not transfer an OB patient!

This EMTALA – OB class is presented by Robert Bitterman, MD, JD, FACEP, a nationally-recognized healthcare attorney who has authored many articles on the subject as well as the comprehensive EMTALA textbook published by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

Robert A. Bitterman, MD, JD, FACEP - EMTALA Training
Robert Bitterman, MD, JD, FACEP

The Medicare regulations received a major update.

Penalties for non-compliance are now almost $120,000 per violation with possible loss of Medicare certification.  And one complaint can produce multiple violations for each affected patient!  Protect yourself and your institution from an EMTALA violation.  Sign up for this EMTALA training course today! Emphasis is placed on key problematic areas using real-world examples.

CMS requires that hospitals periodically educate staff on their duties related to the screening, stabilization and transfer of ED patients:

CMS states: Staff “should be periodically trained and reminded of the hospital’s EMTALA obligations and hospital policies and procedures designed to ensure that such obligations are met.”

Don’t risk an EMTALA Violation!

Your OB Clinical Staff  Need This Important Class

to Properly Screen Pregnant Women under EMTALA!


Our course allows you to learn at your own pace, with all new content and extensive enrichment resources.



This EMTALA training class is recommended for all OB’s, L&D Nurses, ED Physicians and Nurses, as well as Nursing Leadership and Healthcare Administrative personnel with OB oversight responsibilities.



Approved for Nursing Continuing Education
Approved for Nursing Continuing Education

This program is approved for 0.15 CEUs (1.5 clock hours) of continuing education by Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc., and meets the SC AHEC Best Practice Standards. Participants must attend 90% of the program in order to receive a certificate of attendance. No partial credit will be given.

Mid-Carolina AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This class is fully ANCC-accredited and accepted by all 50 states for CE licensure requirements.


This class is APPROVED for a maximum of 1.5 hours of EMTALA Class - Physician - CMEAMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by the American Osteopathic Association. The American Osteopathic Association is an ACCME Accredited provider. AMA PRA Category I Credits™ are approved for both MDs and DOs.


What’s Included
Clinical + Legal

The EMTALA OB class focuses on the key legal and regulatory pitfalls in the care of pregnant women. Learn the specific actions for EMTALA Compliance when caring for OB patients. Learn to avoid the common pitfalls leading to a CMS investigation and audit. Graduates will be able to properly assess available options while providing the best possible care.

Risk Mitigation

Adding the EMTALA – OB training program will streamline your healthcare facility’s EMTALA response, mitigating risk for the institution and all providers involved. This course focuses on key regulatory changes and the various new court opinions to help you avoid the legal traps that are so prevalent with these complex regulations. Use it to avoid an EMTALA violation!

Who Should Take It
All OB Staff (Physician, Nursing, APP)

This class is specifically designed for those personnel with patient care responsibilities for pregnant women and keys in on the critical OB issues under EMTALA. Every OB/Gyn physician and all L&D nurses should take this class. ED physicians, APPs and Nurses, Nursing Leadership and Hospital Administrative staff may also benefit from taking this important class and better navigate the EMTALA regulations!


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Receive an automatic discount when you bundle!
Purchase 2 EMTALA classes for a 10% discount.
3 or more classes receive a 15% discount.
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