Healthcare Risk Management (Vol. 38, No. 7) - July 1, 2016

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Release date: July 2016

Valid through: July 2018

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

  • EMTALA Still a Risk, But Some Are Letting Down Their Guard
  • $1.45 Million EMTALA Award Despite Rendering Aid
  • Case Shows How EMTALA Can Apply to Inpatients
  • HIPAA Can Be Challenging with Dementia Patients
  • Vicarious Liability Becoming More of a Threat
  • Drug Diversion Sting Goes Wrong And Privacy Is Questioned
  • Settling Too Soon? Expect Long-Term Consequences
  • AHRQ Tool Identifies Harm to Children in Hospitals
  • Use the Right Doctors and the Right Data To Improve Coverage in the ED
  • New Standards Proposed for Patient Safety, Quality
  • Legal Review & Commentary: Jury Awards $6 Million to WomanDue to Mislabeled CT Scan
  • Legal  Review & Commentary: Improper Administration of a Drug Yields Verdict of $44.1 Million From Jury

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

Physicians

  • Maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Nurses

  • 1.5 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.

AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Physicians

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

This activity has been approved for 1.5 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP14749, for 1.5 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

Physician Editor: Arnold Mackles, MD, MBA, LHRM, President, Innovative Healthcare Compliance Group, Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

Nurse Planner: Maureen Archambault

Financial Disclosure

Author Greg Freeman, Executive Editor Joy Daughtery Dickinson, Nurse Planner Maureen Archambault, and Legal Review & Commentary co-author Jamie Terrence reports no consultant, stockholder, speakers’ bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies have ties to this field of study. Legal Review & Commentary co-authors Damian Capozzola discloses that he represents Currie Medical Specialties in an action against Tenet Healthcare and is in an administrative action against Westside Regional Center.  Arnold Mackles, MD, MBA, LHRM, physician reviewer, discloses that he is an author and advisory board member for The Sullivan Group and that he is owner, stockholder, presenter, author, and consultant for Innovative Healthcare Compliance Group.

 

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