Healthcare Risk Management - March 1, 2015

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Release date: March 2015

Valid through: March 2017

Target Audience

This activity is intended for healthcare risk managers, lawyers, and other managers responsible for reducing liability and improving safety in the healthcare setting.


  • Legal Review and Commentary: Jury awards verdict of $5.2 million after diagnosis error and above-the-knee amputation
  • Legal Review and Commentary: Failure to treat bacterial infection from routine injection results in $2.3 million verdict
  • Nurse fatigue a ‘huge’ threat to patient safety, but can be addressed
  • Staff fatigue can be a compliance risk, too
  • Eight tips for addressing nurse fatigue
  • Refrigerator alarms can wear on staff
  • Workers’ comp claims expected to decrease in 2015
  • Injuries are a constant worry for nurses
  • Infusion pumps are weak link in data security
  • NIST explains why infusion pumps are weak link
  • Anthem breach traced to admin’s stolen login
  • Experts advise compliance not same as security
  • Settlement for misdiagnosing first U.S. Ebola patient
  • Malpractice suit filed in Joan Rivers’ death
  • Manual helps to improve medication reconciliation


  • Describe legal, clinical, financial, and managerial issues pertinent to risk management;
  • Explain the impact of risk management issues on patients, physicians, nurses, legal counsel, and management;
  • Identify solutions to risk management problems in healthcare for hospital personnel to use in overcoming the challenges they encounter in daily practice

Credit Available


  • 1.25 ANCC Contact Hours


This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

Accreditation Statement

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 60-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 Listing


Greg Freeman


AHC Media Executive Editor: Joy Daughtery Dickinson

Director of Continuing Education and Editorial: Lee Landenberger

Nurse Planner:Maureen Archambault

Financial Disclosure

Author Greg Freeman, Executive Editor Joy Daughtery Dickinson, and Nurse Planner Maureen Archambault report no consultant, stockholder, speakers’ bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies have ties to this field of study.

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