Activity ID



June 1, 2020

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

Medical Risk Management, Inc.


A common source of malpractice claims is a patient injury that results from the failure of one member of the healthcare team to communicate important patient care information to subsequent caregivers.

Diplomate Engagement

Correct answers to the post-test

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Educational Objectives

Explain why direct communication between physicians is imperative when a significant unexpected abnormality is discovered or there is a change is diagnosis
Explain the importance of resolving discrepancies in the medical record with other providers involved
Describe the SBAR method for structuring communications between colleagues
List the essential elements of effective teamwork


Communication, Malpractice, Lawsuit, SBAR, Teamwork


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Systems-based Practice

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes

Communication Skills, Patient Safety/Medical Errors, Healthcare Systems, Systems Based Practice

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