As the editor of Emergency Medical Abstracts, Rick Bukata has personally reviewed the contents of over 600 journals monthly since 1977, edited over 13,000 abstracts and written over 200 essays on emergency medicine-related topics. In addition, he has spoken at hundreds of conferences focusing on evidence-based, literature-defendable emergency practice. In recognition of his contributions to emergency medicine education, he was the 1993 recipient of ACEP's Education Award.
In addition to his interests related to the literature of emergency medicine, he has served as the director of a community hospital emergency department for 25 years. In this role he has had the opportunity to be involved with many innovations aimed at optimizing departmental function, throughput and patient satisfaction, including the development of three commercial software programs facilitating ED operations.
Rick brings to Risk Management Monthly his unique perspective on the literature of emergency medicine combined with his background as a director of a community hospital ED.
Disclosure - Dr. Bukata has stated that he is the President of The Center for Medical Education, Inc. The Center produces a variety of CME programs focused on emergency medicine and primary care. This relationship will not impact on his ability to provide unbiased presentations.