Risk Management 1212 - Healthcare Risk Management - Dec 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:

  • Sex offenders pose liability risk when admitted for health care
  • States acting on risk from sex offenders
  • Assess each patient to determine risk
  • Normalization of deviance a constant risk
  • Sterile break seen as normal deviance
  • Coded wristbands prompt confidentiality concerns
  • AHA calls for standard wristband color scheme
  • FTC delays Red Flags Rule to May 2009
  • First online drug alerts go to U.S. doctors
  • Patient suicide leads to $9 million Texas verdict
  • $4.875M settlement in eye infection case

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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