Policy Statements

ACEP Board-approved policy statements highlight the scope of issues being addressed in emergency medicine. New policies are initially distributed to ACEP members via Annals of Emergency Medicine and posted here. In addition, the ACEP Board of Directors has directed that all policy statements undergo automatic review when they are seven years old. Unless a policy still contains relevant information, it will then sunset. Due to the extensive time required to review seven-year-old or older policies, some are still under review.

EMS (40)
A Culture of Safety in EMS Systems Alternate Ambulance Transportation and Destination Appropriate and Safe Utilization of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Definition of an Emergency Service Definition of Emergency Medicine Disaster Data Collection Domestic Family Violence Drug-Assisted Intubation in the Prehospital Setting Emergency Care Electronic Data Collection and Exchange Emergency Department Utilization During Outbreaks of Influenza Emergency Physician Overhead Equipment for Ambulances Ethical Issues of Resuscitation Guidelines for Care of Children in the Emergency Department Handling of Hazardous Materials Human Resources Concepts Governing Physician Medical Directors of EMS International Development and Promotion of Emergency Medicine Medical Direction of Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine Programs Medical Transport Advertising, Marketing, and Brokering Military Emergency Medical Services Systems Naloxone Access and Utilization for Suspected Opioid Overdoses Pediatric Mental Health Emergencies in the Emergency Medical Services System Physician Medical Direction of Emergency Medical Services Education Programs Public Training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Public Access Defibrillation Refusal of Medical Aid (RMA) Role of Poison Centers in Emergency Health Care, Preparedness and Response Role of the Emergency Physician in Injury Prevention and Control for Adult and Pediatric Patients Role of the State EMS Medical Director Support for National Disaster Medical System and Other Response Teams Support for Transition of Military Medics into Civilian EMS Careers Tactical Emergency Medical Support The Clinical Practice of Emergency Medical Services Medicine The Role of Emergency Physicians in Emergency Medical Services for Children The Role of the Physician Medical Director in Emergency Medical Services Leadership Third-Party Payers and Emergency Medical Care Transfer of Patient Care Between EMS Providers and Receiving Facilities Trauma Care Systems Development, Evaluation and Funding Unsolicited Medical Personnel Volunteering at Disaster Scenes Verification of Endotracheal Tube Placement Voluntary Guidelines for Out-of-Hospital Practices
Ethics (34)
ACEP Business Arrangements Animal Use in Research Antitrust Civil Commitment Collective Bargaining, Work Stoppages, and Slowdowns College Board Member and Officer Expert Testimony Commercial Filming of Patients in the Emergency Department Confidentiality of Patient Information Conflicts of Interest in Biomedical Research Cultural Awareness and Emergency Care Delivery of Care to Undocumented Persons Disclosure of Medical Errors Domestic Family Violence Electronic Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Emergency Physician Contractual Relationships Emergency Physician Rights and Responsibilities Emergency Physician Stewardship of Finite Resources Emergency Physicians' Patient Care Responsibilities Outside of the Emergency Department EMTALA and On-Call Responsibility for Emergency Department Patients Ethical Issues at the End of Life Ethical Issues of Resuscitation Ethical Use of Telemedicine in Emergency Care Expert Witness Guidelines for the Specialty of Emergency Medicine Fictitious Patients Gifts to Emergency Physicians from Industry Law Enforcement Information Gathering in the Emergency Department Nonbeneficial ('Futile') Emergency Medical Interventions Non-Discrimination and Harassment Patient- and Family-Centered Care and the Role of the Emergency Physician Providing Care to a Child in the Emergency Department Physician Reporting of Potentially Impaired Drivers Recording Devices in the Emergency Department Refusal of Medical Aid (RMA) Universal Health Care Coverage Use of Patient Restraints
Practice Management (52)
Appropriate Interfacility Patient Transfer Bloodborne Pathogens in Emergency Medicine Boarding of Admitted and Intensive Care Patients in the Emergency Department Clinical Guidelines Affecting Emergency Medicine Practice Clinical Pharmacist Services in the Emergency Department Cultural Awareness and Emergency Care Deferral of Care After Medical Screening of Emergency Department Patients Definition of "Admit Time" Definition of an Emergency Physician Definition of an Emergency Service Definition of Boarded Patient Definition of Emergency Medicine Definition of Rural Emergency Medicine Electronic Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Emergency Department Observation Services Emergency Department Planning and Resource Guidelines Emergency Department Utilization During Outbreaks of Influenza Emergency Medicine Telemedicine Emergency Medicine's Role in Organ and Tissue Donation Emergency Physician Rights and Responsibilities Emergency Physicians' Patient Care Responsibilities Outside of the Emergency Department EMTALA and On-Call Responsibility for Emergency Department Patients Ensuring Emergency Department Patient Access to Appropriate Pain Treatment External Cause of Morbidity Codes and Injury Surveillance Data Systems Freestanding Emergency Departments Handling of Hazardous Materials Health Care Guidelines for Cruise Ship Medical Facilities Health Information Technology Health Information Technology Standards International Development and Promotion of Emergency Medicine Mechanical Ventilation Non-Discrimination and Harassment Opposition to Routine Culturing of Skin and Soft Tissue Abscesses Orders Received from Outside the Emergency Department Patient Experience of Care Surveys Patient Medical Records in the Emergency Department Personal Protective Equipment Guidelines for Health Care Facility Staff Procedural Sedation in the Emergency Department Providers of Unsupervised Emergency Department Care Rapid-Sequence Intubation Responsibility for Admitted Patients Retail-Based Clinics Screening Questions at Triage Specialty Hospitals Standards for Measuring and Reporting Emergency Department Wait Times Triage Scale Standardization Use of Nurse Implemented Order Sets Use of Peak Expiratory Flow Rate Monitoring for the Management of Asthma in Adults in the Emergency Department Use of Short Courses in Emergency Medicine as Criteria for Privileging or Employment Verification of Endotracheal Tube Placement Workforce Diversity in Health Care Settings Writing Admission and Transition Orders

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