Activity ID



August 31, 2020

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

Medical Risk Management, Inc.


Although there’s no guarantee that they won’t be sued in today’s environment, physicians can take steps to minimize the risk. By minimizing liability risk, they also take steps to reduce the chance of medical errors, and therefore improve patient safety. As in health care, prevention is preferable to treatment and that’s why this course was developed.

Diplomate Engagement

Correct answers to the post-test

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Educational Objectives

Determine whether a set of circumstances would meet the four elements of malpractice
Discuss communication factors that often contribute to medical errors and jeopardize patient safety
Identify the elements of a defensible medical record
Analyze and apply criteria for legitimate informed consent
Identify and avoid risks associated with medical technology and e-mail.


Malpractice, Lawsuit, Risk Management, Liability, Informed Consent, E-mail, Patient Safety, Medical Error


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

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, Professionalism, Physician-Patient Relationship

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