Healthcare Risk Management (Vol. 37, No. 8) - Aug. 1, 2015

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Release date: August 2015

Valid through: August 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.


  • When does a hospital’s apology switch to being manipulation?
  • Warning! Audio/video recordings could be a liability risk for your hospital
  • Anesthesiologist ordered to pay $500,000 after patient’s smartphone records insults
  • Revamped RRT and early warning system improves safety at pediatric hospital
  • RCAs become RCA2s under new NPSF guidelines
  • Never events usually are traced to multiple human factors, not just a root cause
  • OSHA promises closer scrutiny of staff injuries
  • 243 people arrested for $712 million in false billing
  • Study: Aggressive med mal increases LOS and costs
  • Hospitals sued over claims they limited marketing
  • Legal Review & Commentary: Failure to update a patient’s EHRs leads to $35.4 million verdict against hospital
  • Legal Review & Commentary: Decision not to operate on 2-year-old results in death and $6.25 million jury award


  • 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 # CEP14749, 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 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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