Healthcare Risk Management (Vol. 38, No. 10) - October 1, 2016

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Release date: October 2016

Valid through: October 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.


  • ‘Bait and Switch’ Advertising Brings $16 Million Verdict
  • Nurse Wrestles Mother into Position — Injury Results
  • Nurse’s Actions Called ‘Obstetrical Violence’
  • In Unusual Settlement, Hospital Works with Plaintiff to Improve Safety
  • ED Doctor Waited Five Days to Enter Diagnosis
  • Safety Huddles Produce Results If They Are Controlled and Monitored
  • Safety Huddles Raise 1,500 Issues in One Year
  • Huddles Produce Many Safety Improvements
  • Protect Subpoenaed Data from Routine Deletions
  • MACRA Would Grant Auditors HIPAA Access
  • Workplace Bullying Brings $1.08 Million Verdict
  • Court Says Reading Test Results Are Not ‘Treatment’
  • Nurse Input Undervalued in Patient Safety
  • Office of Civil Rights Gives Warning: Small Breaches Are Going To Be Investigated
  • Legal Review & Commentary: Unnecessary Heart Surgery With Pacemaker Results in $21.3 Million Verdict Against Hospital and Doctor
  • Legal Review & Commentary: Feeding Tube in Lung Results in Death and $5 Million Verdict From Jury


  • 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


  • Maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


  • 1.5 ANCC Contact Hours


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Faculty Listing


Greg Freeman


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, and Nurse Planner Maureen Archambault report no consultant, stockholder, speakers’ bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies have ties to this field of study. 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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