Healthcare Risk Management (Vol. 37, No. 7) - July 1, 2015

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Release date: July 2015

Valid through: July 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.

Subjects

  • Shootings, other violence on the rise and pose major liability risks
  • Escaped prisoner tests hospital security plans
  • Bank robber lockdown holds lessons for healthcare risk managers
  • Hospital softens security image, staff rebels
  • OSHA underscores threat of healthcare violence
  • Video monitoring reduces falls as well as cutting costs for hospitals
  • Fall-risk patients monitored continuously by video
  • Hospitals report success with video monitoring
  • Hospital joins plaintiff in suing scope maker
  • Hospital pays $18.8 million and admits to misconduct
  • Pennsylvania sees dip in malpractice filings
  • OIG wants $6.4 million for overpayments
  • AHC Media offers free CME/CE accredited event
  • Quality reduces liability more than tort reform, new research says
  • Legal Review & Commentary: Allegedly botched and unnecessary surgery results in $4.25 million award for patient
  • Legal Review & Commentary: Medication dosage error for infant patient leads to $17.8 million verdict for plaintiff

Objectives

  • 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

Nurses

  • 1.25 ANCC Contact Hours

Sponsor

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

Nurses

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

Authors

Greg Freeman

Editors

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 David Vassalli report no consultant, stockholder, speakers’ bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies have ties to this field of study.

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