2016 Quarter 4 - TMLT's Closed Claims: Communication Errors is organized by Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) and will be held from Nov 01, 2016 - Nov 01, 2019.
This 2.5 hour CME activity is intended for physicians of all specialties who are interested in practical ways to reduce the potential for malpractice liability.
• 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Internet Enduring)
• 1 Medical Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility
The closed claim studies published in this article contain errors in communication, such as failing to inform or follow up; making medication errors; or failing to create or maintain accurate documentation. Each case describes how actions or inactions on the part of physicians led to allegations of professional liability, and how risk management practices may have either prevented the outcome or increased the likelihood of successfully defending the physician.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
• describe the importance of good communication between providers for continued patient care;
• summarize the physician's responsibility for following up on test results and describe a process for ensuring receipt of all patient reports;
• discuss why it's important to educate patients and verify patient understanding of treatment options before making informed consent decisions; and
• list the requirements for adequate patient records, as described by the Texas Administrative Code.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Risk Management and Medical Negligence, Medicine