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Risk Management for Medical Practitioners

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Key Topics in Risk Management CME

Risk Management for Medical Practitioners focuses on the major risk management areas and legal pitfalls encountered in everyday practice and on enduring principles and strategies for managing these risks. This online CME course teaches risk management principles and current developments in liability prevention.

 

Through lectures and panel discussions, faculty address the impact of COVID-19 and its implications for clinical practice. Current concepts in malpractice prevention and risk management “hot spots” are emphasized, including best ways to diminish risks associated with documentation and informed consent. It’s available online, so you can conveniently earn CME credits while learning more about topics such as:

  • Email communication risks
  • Prescription monitoring programs
  • Curbside consultation: Pros and cons
  • Supervisor liability for nurse practitioners, PAs, residents, and medical students
  • Strategies if sued
  • Witness stand perils and opportunities
  • Malpractice insurance coverage
  • and many more!

Topics / Speakers

COVID 19 and Other Hot Spots in Risk Management - David Gould, JD, James T. Hilliard, JD, and Clyde Bergstresser, JD

The Importance of Communication to Prevent and Manage Medical Errors in Primary Care - Katherine Johnston, MD, MA, MSc, FACP

When Something Goes Wrong - Helpful Strategies for Communication, Apology, and Resolution - Stephen D. Brown, MD

Your Insurer's Perspective on Avoiding a Malpractice Case - Josh Hyatt, DHS, MBE, MHL

Telemedicine and Email Risks - James T. Hilliard, JD

The Important Notebook to Save Your Practice - James T. Hilliard, JD

Risks Including Potential Liability for Nurse Practitioners in 2021 and Beyond - Sara Smoller, RN, MSN, ANP-BC

Panel Discussion with Questions and Answers - Clyde Bergstresser, JD, Stephen D. Brown, MD, David Gould, JD, James T. Hilliard, JD, Josh Hyatt, DHS, MBE, MHL, and Sara Smoller, RN, MSN, ANP-BC

Risk Management Aspects of Documentation and the EMR in Clinical Practice - Thomas G. Gutheil, MD

Best Practice for Avoiding Malpractice - A Surgeon's Perspective - David Brooks, MD

Decision Making in the ICU - Lessons Learned from Covid-19 - Stanley A. Nasraway, MD

Liability Risks in Curbside Consultation - Clyde Bergstresser, JD, and David Gould, JD

Panel Discussion with Questions and Answers - Clyde Bergstresser, JD, David Brooks, MD, David Gould, JD, and Stanley A. Nasraway, MD

Surviving Your Deposition: Tactics and Tips - David Gould, JD, Thomas G. Gutheil, MD, and Clyde Bergstresser, JD

The Defendant and Expert Witnesses on the Witness Stand - David Gould, JD, Thomas G. Gutheil, MD, and Clyde Bergstresser, JD

Panel Discussion with Questions and Answers - Clyde Bergstresser, JD, David Gould, JD, and Thomas G. Gutheil, MD

Handling the Risks of a Judgment in Excess of Your Insurance Coverage and Benefits of Having a Personal Attorney - Clyde Bergstresser, JD, and David Gould, JD

How the Doctor and Nurse Practitioner Can Positively Influence the Jury - What the Very Encouraging Research Reveals - Linda S. Crawford, JD

Anatomy of a Case with Mock Trial Demonstration - Jerry M. Blaine, MD, Clyde Bergstresser, JD, David Gould, JD, and The Honorable Gregg J. Pasquale

The Clinician in Court: A View from the Bench - The Honorable Gregg J. Pasquale

Panel Discussion with Questions and Answers - Clyde Bergstresser, JD, Jerry M. Blaine, MD, Linda S. Crawford, JD, David Gould, JD, The Honorable Gregg J. Pasquale

Faculty

Course Directors

Clyde Bergstresser, JD

Founding member of Bergstresser & Pollock, PC

Boston, MA

Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

David Gould, JD

Senior Partner

Ficksman & Conley, LLP

Boston, MA

Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Thomas G. Gutheil, MD

Professor of Psychiatry

Harvard Medical School

Co-Founder, Program in Psychiatry and the Law

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Past President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Past President of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health

Author, The Psychiatrist in Court: A Survival Guide

The Psychiatrist as Expert Witness and Co-author

Mastering Forensic Psychiatric Practice: Advanced Strategies for the Expert Witness

Co-author, The Clinical Handbook of Psychiatry and the Law

Mark J. Hauser, MD

Lecturer in Psychiatry (Part-time)

Harvard Medical School

Webmaster, Program in Psychiatry and Law

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Past President, Massachusetts Psychiatric Society

James T. Hilliard, JD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Legal Medicine)

Harvard Medical School (Part-time)

General Counsel, Massachusetts Psychiatric Society

Co-author of Essentials of Massachusetts Mental Health Law: A Straightforward Guide for Clinicians of All Disciplines

Lawrence E. Lifson, MD

Lecturer on Psychiatry

Harvard Medical School

Director, Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Distinguished Life Fellow

American Psychiatric Association

Recipient, Massachusetts Psychiatric Society’s 2012 Outstanding Psychiatrist in Education Award

2018 Recipient of American Psychoanalytic Association’s Edith Sabshin Teaching Award

Editor, Understanding Therapeutic Action

Current Concepts of Cure and The Mental Health Practitioner and the Law and Psychology of Investing

Faculty

Jerry M. Blaine, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Tufts University School of Medicine

David Brooks, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Stephen D. Brown, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology

Harvard Medical School

Boston Children’s Hospital

Faculty, Center for Bioethics

Harvard Medical School

Linda S. Crawford, JD

Linda Crawford and Associates

Instructor in Trial Advocacy Workshops

Harvard Law School

Consulting Editor

Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy

Josh Hyatt DHS, MBE, MHL

Systems Manager for Risk Management and Analytics Department

Coverys Insurance Company

Katherine Johnston, MD, MA, MSc, FACP

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Primary Care Specialist

Massachusetts General Hospital

Stanley A. Nasraway, MD

Professor

Tufts University School of Medicine

Director

Surgical Intensive Care Unit

The Honorable Gregg J. Pasquale

Associate Justice, Superior Court

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Sara Smoller, RN, MSN, ANP-BC

Assistant Professor

Massachusetts General Hospital

Institute of Health Professions

Nurse Practitioner

Family Doctors LLC

Accreditation

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Date of Original Release: January 15, 2022

Termination Date: January 15, 2025 (Please note that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ will no longer be issued for the activity after this date)
Estimated Time to Complete the Activity: 13.50 hours

 

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

 

ACGME Competencies

This course is designed to meet one or more of the following Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Competencies:

  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Disclosure Policy

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Accreditation Criteria and Policies. It is HMS's policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

 

Disclosure information for all individuals in control of the content of the activity is located on the disclosure statement in the PDF and printed syllabus.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to apply the following:

  • Describe the essential of risk management in medical, surgical and psychiatric practices
  • Successfully navigate the realities of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Document with diminished liability risk
  • Outline risks of telemedicine, email communications, and electronic medical record
  • Describe the risks related to your licensing board
  • Discuss liability issues pertaining to the prescription monitoring program and the consequences of the Notebook
  • Review strategies for improved communication when things go wrong
  • Assess risks in supervising trainees, nurse practitioners & physician assistants
  • Utilize strategic tips about liability protection from both plaintiff’s attorney and defense attorney and practicing clinicians
  • Discuss informed consent and the heightened expectations of the Boards process rather than a signed form
  • Better navigate the insurer's perspective about liability
  • Distinguish between curbside vs. formal consultation and understand their benefits and risks

Target Audience

This activity is targeted towards physicians of all specialties, with a special focus on medical, surgical, and psychiatric practices.

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Provider: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

Course Directors:
Clyde Bergstresser, JD
David Gould, JD
Thomas G. Gutheil, MD
Mark J. Hauser, MD
James T. Hilliard, JD
Lawrence E. Lifson, MD

Credits: Earn a maximum of 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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