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Professional Liability & Risk Management | 12 CME

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Professional Liability & Risk Management | 12 CME

Date & Location

Feb 12, 2021, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM PST

Live Online

Course Description

Professional Liability & Risk Management

This course is designed for professionals who have the need or desire to improve their understanding of medical risk management and medical malpractice, which meets standards, laws, and regulations pertaining to medical professionalism, for improved medical care, delivery of services, and clear and accurate communications. It is specifically developed for professionals who have been found deficient in medical ethical behavior or professionalism either by hospitals or by regulatory agencies.

​Target Audience

This course is suitable for physicians, dentists, veterinarians, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, mental health providers, EMT’s, physical therapists, students, and a wide variety of other clinicians. This course is also applicable to attorneys.

​Learning Objectives

​Upon completion, clinicians should be able to:

·  Comply with standards of practice, codes of ethics, and state statutes

·  Improve clinical decision making by minimizing negative influencers

·  Adhere to professional ethics with resultant improvements in professional-patient interaction, which can enhance clinical outcomes

·  Reduce potential transgressions through the development of systems that can be implemented into clinical practice

·  Become aware of the early warning signs indicative of ethical dilemmas and boundary problems

·  Create an ethical based formula and implement a tiered protection plan to maintain ethical integrity.

​Topics Covered

​​The American Legal System

·  Medical Malpractice Stress Syndrome

·  Physician-Patient Relationship

·  Competency and Capacity: A Primer

·  Medication Errors

·  Patient Safety, Medical Errors, and Health Care Quality

·  Medical Malpractice Overview: Causes and Defenses

·  Medical Negligence

·  Miscellaneous Torts

·  Informed Consent to Medical and Surgical Treatment

·  Informed Consent and Refusal

·  Medical Records: Paper & Electronic

·  Improper Disclosure of Confidential Patient Information

·  Spoliation: Altered Medical Records

·  Telemedicine Liability

·  Criminalization of Medical Negligence

·  Medical Staff Peer Review in Credentialing and Privileging of Physicians

·  Liability of Health Care Entities for Negligent Care

·  Liability of Accountable Care Organizations

·  Nursing and the Law

·  Vicarious Liability of Physicians for Acts of Other Individuals

·  Pharmacist Malpractice and Liability

·  Products Liability

·  Legal Issues in Newborn Intensive Care

·  Emergency Medicine

·  Anesthesiology Liability

·  Liability in Clinical Trials Research

·  Pre-trial, Trial and Appeal Procedure

·  Medical Expert Testimony - Case Presentation

·  Medical Testimony and the Expert Witness

·  Disclosure and Apologizing to the Injured Patient

·  Malpractice Lawsuit Prevention, Handling and Information

·  Countersuits by Health Care Providers

·  Countersuits by Physicians – Case Presentation

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Ethics & Legal Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.





  • Doctors and Attorneys





  • Nurses





  • Interns and Residents


    +$0.13 service fee


    +$0.13 service fee



  • Medical Students







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