Medical Malpractice

Return to all Emergency and Urgent Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 35 min.

Learning Objectives

1. Establish consistent, thorough documentation standards that facilitate good patient management, informed consent, and reduce malpractice risk.

2. Utilize collaborative care plans, shared decision making, and documented decision making to reduce malpractice risk.

3. Establish standardized protocols for referral and follow up management.

4. Incorporate strategies to maintain positive relationships and open communication with patients.

5. Identify remedial, corrective and preventive actions to reduce diagnostic errors.

Additional Information

Technical Requirements: 

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CME Credit Information: 

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Disclosures: 

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
08/25/2018

Kate Martin, MD, MPH, FAAFP, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Las Vegas

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
08/25/2018
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