Healthcare Risk Management (Vol. 37, No. 4) - April 1, 2015

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Release date: April 2015

Valid through: April 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: Failure to diagnose infection causes toddler death and yields verdict of $1.72 million
  • Legal Review and Commentary: $21.9 M award in elective steroid injection procedure
  • Harsh claims as nurse sues hospital where she contracted Ebola
  • Ebola lawsuit claims nurse was thrust into danger without proper training
  • Nurse: Hospital lied, tricked her for PR benefit
  • Experts warn: Patient passports need review by risk management department
  • Hospital reduces falls 75% with bundle of strategies
  • Misplaced NG tubes a major patient safety risk
  • $8.5 million verdict is first for concierge medicine
  • Med mal reform not lowering healthcare costs
  • Huge increase in hacking of computer systems


  • 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.

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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, Nurse Planner Maureen Archambault, and Legal Review & Commentary co-authors Damian Capozzola, Jamie Terrence, and Tim Laquer report no consultant, stockholder, speakers’ bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies have ties to this field of study.

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