Risk Management 1008 - Healthcare Risk Management - Aug 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

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

Nurse Planner
Maureen Archambault, RN, CHRM, MBA
Vice President
Healthcare Risk Consultant
Marsh Risk and Insurance Services
Los Angeles


  • Special Report: Infant Abductions: Infant abduction yields lessons and warnings for risk managers
  • Special Report: Infant Abductions: Scrubs are difficult issue for newborn unit security
  • Special Report: Infant Abductions: Liability risk even though baby abducted at home
  • Special Report: Infant Abductions: Rider can help cover costs of infant abduction
  • Engineers study design, hospital cuts falls 50%
  • Data help show fall risk with design, assessments
  • Critical birth drills help prepare staff
  • How to conduct critical birth drills
  • Effort to cut errors works better than expected
  • JCAHO releases new goals, requires flu vaccine
  • Americans favor liability reform legislation


  • Describe legal, clinical, financial, and managerial issues pertinent to risk management 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, RN, CHRM, MBA 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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