Risk Management 1207 - Healthcare Risk Management - Jul 01, 2008

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.

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.25 nursing contact hours using a 50-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.25 Contact Hours.

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

Faculty

Authors
Greg Freeman

Blake Delaney, Esq.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Tampa, FL

Jon T. Gatto, Esq.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Tampa, FL

Associate Publisher

Coles McKagen
AHC Media

Senior Managing Editor
Joy Dickinson
AHC Media

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

Subjects:

  • Work with physicians to improve ED call coverage, avoid shortages
  • Keep the doctors' needs in mind, too
  • 'I'm not fallin' for that' reduces patient falls
  • 'TLC' program helps cut lifting injuries
  • ISMP warns of errors with ADCs
  • ISMP survey shows risks of using ADCs
  • Man posed as ED doctor, used lost badge, police say
  • Hospital worker charged with stealing jewelry
  • Failure to transfer patient from hospital with inoperable CT scanner leads to death, $1.65 million verdict

Objectives:

  • 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, Associate Publisher Coles McKagen, Senior Managing Editor Joy Dickinson, Nurse Planner Maureen Archambault, RN, CHRM, MBA, and Legal Review & Commentary’s authors Blake Delaney and Jon T. Gatto 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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