Topics in Risk Management 4

Oakstone Self Assessment Program

Fulfill your CME requirement for risk management and patient safety.

If your primary viewing mode will be on a computer or tablet, we recommend the Online Video package. In addition to online access, you will receive a USB with MP4 files. Use the USB to watch offline or import into iTunes and other media players and then synch to your mobile device, laptop or desktop. Plus you save $130 including standard shipping charges vs the DVD package.


Topics in Risk Management 4 provides:

  • Audio CD with four hours of valuable information covering important areas in Risk Management
  • Commentary from respected colleagues
  • An opportunity to earn a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ in Risk Management with the completion of quizzes

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Quick Facts

Provider: The Oakstone Institute

Credits: Earn up to 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Topics Include

  • Alternative Dispute Resolutions: Resolving Malpractice Issues Without a Court Trial
  • Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Cases: Their Roles & Responsibilities
  • Preventable Serious Adverse Events: Update 2012
  • Communications and Documentation: The Bedrocks of Sound Risk Management


Richard P. Kidwell, JD

  • Senior Associate Counsel & V.P. of Risk Management
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Kathleen M. Hale, RN, BSN, MHSA

  • Director, Patient Safety, Risk Management, Quality & Accreditation
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Pittsburgh, PA


George P. Kachulis, JD

  • Private Practice
  • Shareholder, Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, PC
  • Pittsburgh, PA

John M. Noble, Esq

  • Mediator/Arbitrator
  • Noble Mediation, LLC, principle
  • Greensburg, PA


Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This material is also eligible for 12 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Date of Original Release: May 1, 2012
Reviewed for Rerelease: July 1, 2014
Date of Credit Termination: June 30, 2017

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this learning activity, each participant should be able to:

  • Define the differences between arbitration, mediation, early neutral evaluation, and summary jury trials
  • Summarize the major qualifications required for someone to be deemed an expert for the defense in a medical malpractice case
  • Outline the important elements that should be included on a medical record that accurately document a patient’s care and may help avoid a malpractice claim
  • Distinguish between a preventable serious adverse event and a sentinel event
  • Discuss the value of time-outs in the operating room and the use of checklists in preventing the "three wrongs" of surgical procedures

Intended Audience

Physicians interested in risk management, patient safety, as well as: legal alternatives, expert testimony, documentation safeguards in medical malpractice claims, current advances in the transition to electronic health records and updates and additions to the list of preventable serious adverse events.

Audio - CDs

Audio CDs that allows you to listen to lectures in your car or at home. You will also receive printed study cards.