Healthcare Risk Management (Vol. 38, No. 12) - December 1, 2016

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Release date: December 2016

Valid through: December 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

  • Patient ID a top source of error; Newborns high risk
  • Paper: Multiple cases of newborn mix-up reported
  • Two newborns misidentified every day in PA
  • Perinatal safety requires teamwork, best practices
  • Are you really getting the premium you deserve?
  • Speech recognition errors can make EHRs unreliable
  • Tell staff how safety reports make a difference
  • Culture most important in preventing falls with elderly
  • $145 million settlement largest ever for skilled nursing
  • Legal Review & Commentary: Couple awarded $6.8 million for avoidable loss of vision; doctor’s failure to diagnose results in $7.7 million wrongful death verdict

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

Relias Learning, LLC 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 #CEP13791, 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 Managing Editor: Jill Drachenberg

Associate Managing Editor: Dana Spector

Senior Accreditations Officer: 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, Managing Editor Jill Drachenberg, Associate Managing Editor Dana Spector, 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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