Risk Management Basics: Protection and Pitfalls

Risk Management Basics: Protection and Pitfalls 

The risk of encountering a lawsuit is, at least partially, related to practice specialty and setting. Clinicians are sued for a wide variety of reasons, including those other than negligent or poor quality care. According to a New England Journal of Medicine study, by age 65, 75% of physician in low-risk specialties had faced a malpractice claim while 99% of physicians in high-risk specialties had done so. In a given year, about 7% of physicians nationally are named in malpractice suits. Some spurious claims are unavoidable, while others have at least some merit. However, by complementing your medical knowledge and skill with good patient communication and thorough documentation, you can reduce the likelihood of being accused of negligence and increase the defensibility of a claim in which the care was appropriate.

$20.00

Hours: 2.10
REL-AC-APSG-0-RMB

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

2.0 HOURS


Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

2.1 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 2.10 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-AC-APSG-0-RMB
Hours: 2.1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2020
Learning Objectives:
Describe the malpractice liabilities that exist within the patient care process.
List the most frequently named specialties and the allegations most often made in malpractice cases.
Describe how organizational systems help patient safety.
List areas of risk management concern.

Outline:
Legal Elements Introduction A. Overview Core Concepts: Legal Elements A. Concept: Liability Insurance B. Concept: Legal Elements of Malpractice C. Concept: Proper Response Explore: Legal Elements A. Risk Management: Legal Issues B. Knowledge Check: Legal Elements Areas of Risk Introduction A. Overview Core Concepts: Practice and Individual Risks A. Concept: Risk Management Responsibilities B. Concept: Areas of Highest Risk C. Concept: Institutional Risks Explore: Areas of Risk A. Risk Management: Clinician Roles B. Knowledge Check: Areas of Risk C. Application 1 D. Application 2 E. Application 3 Systems Introduction A. Overview Core Concepts: Patient Safety Systems A. Concept: Key Systems for Safe Patient Care B. Concept: Systems Goals Core Concepts: Systems Challenges A. Concept: Test Results B. Concept: Missed Appointments C. Concept: Noncompliance Core Concepts: Systems A. Concept: Addressing Problems and Complaints Explore: Areas of Risk A. Risk Management: Medical Records B. Case: Systems Case C. Case: Retained Catheter Piece D. Knowledge Check: Systems E. Application 1 F. Application 2 G. Application 3 Communications Introduction A. Overview Core Concepts: Communication with Patients A. Concept: Communication with Patients Core Concepts: Informed Consent A. Concept: Criteria for Consent B. Concept: Consent Process Explore: Communications A. Case: Noncompliance Case B. Case: Noncompliance Case C. Case: End Stage Renal Disease D. Knowledge Check: Communications E. Application 1 F. Application 2 Documentation Introduction A. Overview Core Concepts: Tools for Good Documentation A. Concept: Dos and Don'ts B. Concept: How to Document C. Concept: PCP Documentation D. Concept: Tracking Test Results Explore: Documentation A. Case: Documentation Case B. Case: IV Infiltration in Infant C. Knowledge Check: Documentation Adverse Events Introduction A. Overview Core Concepts: Adverse Events A. Concept: Fallout from Adverse Events B. Concept: Adverse Events and the Patient Explore: Adverse Events A. Case: Adverse Events Case B. Knowledge Check: Adverse Events

Instructor: Jock Hoffman
Disclosure: Jock Hoffman has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Jessica Bradley, MPH
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Instructor: Saul Weingart, MD, PhD
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Expert Reviewer: Luke Sato
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Expert Reviewer: William Berry, MD
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Expert Reviewer: Roxane Gardner, MD
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Expert Reviewer: Robert Hanscom
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Expert Reviewer: Ann Louise Puopolo
Disclosure: Ann Louise Puopolo has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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