Risk Management 1208 - Healthcare Risk Management - Aug 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

Editorial Group Head

Russ Underwood
AHC Media

Managing Editor
Karen Young
AHC Media

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

Subjects:

  • Reduce ED violence with training, diligent reporting to avoid harm
  • Training, buddy system can reduce ED violence
  • Know what to do when faced with suit
  • Never alter chart to help lawsuit
  • Hospital cuts injuries with 'falls cart'
  • Fall risk factors vary with groups
  • 2009 safety goals address site marking
  • $20 million verdict after liposuction death
  • Failure to diagnose fatal sepsis leads to $1.835 million verdict in New York
  • Brain-damaged child: $30 million malpractice 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, Editorial Group Head Russ Underwood, Managing Editor Karen Young, Nurse 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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