Title

American College of Emergency Physicians' Risk Management Outline and Resources

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

12-2005

Abstract

As with any specialty, the practice of emergency medicine has its own unique processes which are followed during the course of patient care. Each of these processes can be thwarted by barriers that increase risk and threaten patient safety. From the physician standpoint these barriers are known as “vulnerabilities”–potential medical-legal land mines that may be encountered in the practice of emergency medicine.