Activity ID



December 31, 2021

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: Medical Risk Management, Inc.

Description of CME Course

The majority of malpractice suits involve one or more communication failures at critical points in the delivery of health care. If not for such lapses, the grounds for the suit would not arise in the first place. Even where a clear-cut medical error has been committed, as we’ll see effective communication strategies can often identify and correct the problem before the patient is injured.

Diplomate Engagement

Correct answers to the post-test

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Educational Objectives

List the most common errors made by pediatricians that give rise to avoidable malpractice suits
Describe prescribing strategies that will help avoid medication errors
Explain what "premature closure" is, and why it leads to diagnostic errors
Describe your duties to the parents and other family members of your patients
Describe the scope of your duty when making or accepting a specialty referral
Explain what a "curb-side consult" is, and circumstances under which it may create a duty of care
List the steps needed to create a fool-proof method for keeping track of test results, and why such a system is necessary


Malpractice, Pediatrics, Medical Error, Lawsuit, Medication Error, Prescribing


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban

National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes

Communication Skills, Interprofessional, Physician-Patient Relationship, Systems Based Practice, Interdisciplinary

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