Expiration Date: 08/01/2024
*Please note that you must complete the Post Webinar Evaluation (link below) to receive CE credit.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Emergency Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Pediatrics
University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School, now New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University
Rama B. Rao, MD
Chief, Medical Toxicology
New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medicine
David Vearrier, MD, MPH
Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center
As the director of the NJ Poison System for almost 50 years, Dr Steven Marcus had the unusual experience of dealing with multiple cases involving murder, attempted murder and even, most astoundingly, perhaps the greatest serial medical murderer of all time, Charles Cullen. Never being trained in this aspect, Dr Marcus had to learn on the job who and how to report suspicions and work against a system that is reluctant, for many reasons, to accept the fact that health care providers can also be criminals. Responding to such criminals is a systemic problem, and needs to be approached as such. There are many people that can and should be able to observe and report a potential problem. Dr Marcus’s experiences demonstrate these elements. He suggests an approach to the recognition and reporting.
Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support
No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must participate in the entire webinar as partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.
Physicians and Pharmacists
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and American Academy of Clinical Toxicology. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM for physicians and 1 knowledge-based contact hours for pharmacists. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NOTE to Pharmacists: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 30 days of the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor.
Objectives - After attending this program you should be able to:
- Design an effective monitoring and reporting system for dealing with illegal activity as seen by medical toxicology consultants and their extenders.
- Analyze the law enforcement system in your practice area to establish a hierarchy of reporting agencies.
- Analyze the extenders that can be helpful in spotting early signs of crimes being committed and Develop a list of triggers that denote possible criminal activity.
Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.