Healthcare Risk Management (Vol. 37, No. 9) - Sept. 1, 2015

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Release date: September 2015

Valid through: September 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.


  • Providers must tread carefully if patient objects to caregiver — Patients voice opinions on race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation
  • HRM’s Ebola coverage wins first place
  • Nursing home bars black nurses, loses lawsuit
  • New and increased liabilities emerging from Affordable Care Act
  • Hospital investigating after ESPN publishes football player’s medical record
  • Greater New York Hospital Association says no more reality television access
  • Infant injured by an ‘old school’ trick that most hospitals and healthcare systems ban
  • Sleep apnea can pose malpractice risk in surgery
  • Work hour restrictions not improving safety
  • UCLA Health targeted in cyber attack
  • Research confirms ‘weekend effect’ on patient safety
  • Legal Review & Commentary: Failure to transfer patient to a qualified facility results in $23 million jury verdict
  • Legal Review & Commentary: Physician not following through on proposed plan costs hospital $4.8 million
  • Legal Review & Commentary: Clarification


  • 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 # 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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