Risk Management 1003 - Healthcare Risk Management - Mar 01, 2006

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for health care risk managers, lawyers, and other managers responsible for reducing liability and improving safety in the health care setting.


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Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.5 nursing contact hours using a 50-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.


Greg Freeman

Editorial Group Head
Glen Harris
AHC Media, formerly Thomson American Health Consultants

Managing Editor
Joy Dickinson
AHC Media, formerly Thomson American Health Consultants

Nurse Planner
Maureen Archambault, BSN, RN, MBA, HRM
Corporate Director
Risk Management
Catholic Healthcare West
Pasadena, CA


  • Perinatal safety improved with focus on high-risk factors and education
  • Premium credits encourage hospitals to act
  • VBAC risk results in strict criteria or total ban
  • Nurses OK'd to begin rolling on C-sections
  • Sexual misconduct requires firm stance
  • Patients can misread gestures, think misconduct
  • Warning signs of sexual boundary violations
  • Know steps to prevent and respond to allegations
  • Hospital shows just culture can work
  • Many hospitals not close to IOM goals
  • JCAHO issues alert on meds at hand-off


  • Describe legal, clinical, financial, and managerial issues pertinent to risk managers in health care
  • Explain how these issues affect nurses, doctors, legal counsel, management, and patients
  • Identify solutions, including programs used by government agencies and other hospitals, for hospital personnel to use in overcoming risk management challenges they encounter in daily practice

Financial Disclosure:

Author Greg Freeman, Editorial Group Head Glen Harris, Senior Managing Editor Joy Dickinson, and Nurse Planner Maureen Archambault, BSN, RN, MBA, HRM, report no consultant, stockholder, speaker's bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.

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