Activity ID



September 8, 2023

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Company (LAMMICO)

Description of CME Course

Compared to other specialties, pediatricians are not sued very often. But when they are, it tends to be very costly. This self-paced internet monograph provides an overview of pediatric risk patterns and professional liability claims experience. A diagnostic case study is presented. The rapid development and progression of sepsis in a 12 year old child illustrates the combined impact of systems factors and cognitive bias in diagnosis. Practical risk reduction strategies are suggested, based on lessons learned from the case study, the claims data and the professional literature.

Diplomate Engagement

Pre-and Post-test results are provided to diplomate and an evaluation survey is issued upon completion of the course. A follow-up post-activity survey is also issued 3-4 months after completion that asks what practice changes have been made.

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Educational Objectives

Define diagnostic error and its relationship to cognitive bias and systems factors.
Give pediatric examples of availability bias, premature closure and anchoring.
Describe one or more strategies to counter cognitive biases.
Describe one or more strategies for reducing the risk of communication failures in pediatric office practices.


Pediatric Professional Liability, Cognitive Error, Pediatrics, Diagnostic Error, Pediatric Sepsis, Case Study, Professional Liability, Brain Injury, Pediatric Rehabilitation


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Patient Care & Procedural Skills

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban

National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes

Patient Safety/Medical Errors, Evaluation of Clinical Performance, Cognition, Human Learning & Problem Solving

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