Activity ID



November 28, 2027

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: American Medical Association

Description of CME Course

Inappropriate and disruptive behavior on the part of physicians and other hospital staff is more than a teamwork issue these behaviors also present a serious threat to patient safety and quality of care. Accordingly, physicians and their medical staff organizations must adopt clear guidelines for identifying and fairly addressing inappropriate and disruptive behavior in the hospital setting. This learning module will show you how to define appropriate, inappropriate, and disruptive behavior, present guidelines for dealing with these behaviors, and provide you with your own downloadable copy of the AMA Model Medical Staff Code of Conduct that you can integrate into your medical staff bylaws. Protect yourself, your colleagues, and your medical staff from communication and behavior misunderstandings. Complete this module and share the code of conduct today.


1. This activity is accredited by the American Medical Association.
2. This activity is free to AMA members.

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Educational Objectives

1. Identify the link between disruptive behavior and patient safety
2. Compare appropriate and inappropriate behaviors with behaviors that could be described as disruptive
3. Describe the importance of addressing inappropriate and disruptive behavior and how to create a plan to address these behaviors leveraging the AMA's Model Medical Staff Code of Conduct


Guidelines, Continuing Medical Education and Maintenance of Certification, Health Care Quality, Health Care Safety, Medical Education and Training


Medical Knowledge

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit



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