Risk Management 1507 - Healthcare Risk Management - Jul 01, 2011

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.


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.


Greg Freeman

Executive Editor
Joy Daughtery Dickinson

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


  • Specimen labeling still a major risk for ID errors and huge liability
  • PA hospitals cut label errors by 37%
  • Reduce ID errors with 24/7 phlebotomy
  • Bedside barcodes reduce pharm errors
  • ECRI PSO issues caution on cardiac monitoring ID
  • Surgeon whistleblower awarded $4.7 million
  • Clash with hospital led to restriction of duties
  • Surgeon's competence claimed to be the issue
  • OIG advises caution with joint ventures
  • Referrals are obstacle in joint venture plans
  • Watch for risk factors in a joint venture
  • AHRQ: Good teamwork but weak in handoffs


  • 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, Executive Editor Joy Daughtery Dickinson, and Nurse Planner Maureen Archambault 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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