Topics in Risk Management 6th Edition

This self-assessment program will help you mitigate medicolegal risk and protect your patients and practice while fulfilling your CME requirement.

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.

199.0000
SKU: RISK6

Learn from Risk Management Experts

When it comes to managing risk, staying informed of the latest best practices helps you protect both your patients and your practice. Directed by Richard P. Kidwell, JD, Associate Counsel/VP Risk Management, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the program features other leading medicolegal experts who deliver valuable information covering important areas in risk management and health care ethics to give you:

  • An understanding of how economist experts for the defense and for the plaintiff approach and calculate the compensatory damages awarded by juries in medical malpractice cases.
  • Ten practical rules and numerous other tips to help defendant doctors effectively prepare for a deposition, which is their best opportunity to influence the outcome of a malpractice case.
  • An introduction to intermediation, a formalized process to help resolve ongoing pre-claim conflicts between patients/families and their care providers. All involved parties give high marks to intermediation as a way to resolve conflicts.
  • An insight into the numerous conflict-resolution resources that ethics committees provide in health care settings as well as the four ethical principles that guide their recommendations.

Expand Your Skills

A self-assessment program, this learn-at-your-own-pace course in risk management and patient safety provides a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Available online, Topics in Risk Management 6th Edition provides access to the latest knowledge and best practices to mitigate legal risk and protect both your patients and your practice.

Quick Facts

Provider: Oakstone

Coordinating Editor:
Richard P. Kidwell, JD
Administrative Editor &
CME Course Director
Associate Counsel
VP Risk Management
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Credits: Earn a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

  • Module 1 - Calculation of Economic Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases - Douglas S. King, CPA/ABV, CFF, CTP
  • Module 2 - Preparing for a Defendant Doctor’s Deposition in a Medical Malpractice Case - Mark Hudson, MD, MBA
  • Module 3 - Ethical Decision Making in Health Care - Dan Sullivan, MD, JD
  • Module 4 - Simultaneous Surgeries - Jonas T. Johnson, MD, FACS
  • Module 5 - Intermediation - Chatón T. Turner, Esq, BA/BS, JD

Module 1 - Calculation of Economic Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases

Douglas S. King, is a Vice President and Managing Director of Gleason & Associates, P.C. — an economic, accounting and financial consulting firm located in Pittsburgh, Pa. Mr. King is the leader of Gleason’s Economic Loss Practice and he has been designated as a testifying expert in both federal and state courts, orphans’ court, and by various domestic and international arbitration panels. Mr. King has extensive knowledge and experience in analyzing and quantifying damages in both commercial and personal litigation, including personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and wrongful termination claims. Mr. King currently holds the credentials of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), and a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP).

Module 2 - Preparing for a Defendant Doctor’s Deposition in a Medical Malpractice Case

Mark E. Hudson, MD, MBA, is a Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and currently serves as the Executive Vice Chairman and Vice Chair for Clinical Operations for the University of Pittsburgh Physicians Department of Anesthesiology. His responsibilities include clinical resource management for Anesthesiology across 20 separate health care facilities, managing over 200 Anesthesiologists and 400 CRNAs, performing over 300,000 anesthetics per year. Dr. Hudson also serves as the Executive Director for Anesthesia Services for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System, responsible for anesthesia standardization and policy development. His research interests include the Economics of Healthcare, Operating Room Management, Anesthesiology Practice Management, and Patient Safety.

Module 3 - Ethical Decision Making in Health Care

Dan Sullivan, MD, JD, is Site Chief of Anesthesiology, UPMC Passavant and is the Quality Director/Patient Safety Officer, UPMC Department of Anesthesiology system-wide. Dr. Sullivan currently serves as Vice-Chair of the UPMC Passavant Board, Physician Advisor for the Hospital Ethics Committee and Co-Chair of the Hospital Quality Committee.

Module 4 - Simultaneous Surgeries

Jonas T. Johnson, MD, FACS, discusses the topic of simultaneous surgeries. While only a minority of surgeries are scheduled this way, the attending surgeon must be present for and perform the key parts of each procedure. The public is now becoming aware of this scheduling practice, and questions of consent and patient safety are being debated.

Module 5 - Intermediation

Chatón T. Turner, Esq, BA/BS, JD, describes intermediation, the formalized process for resolving ongoing disputes that patients and their families have with care providers. These "preclaim" disputes are conflicts that either will not or have not filed a malpractice lawsuit. The purpose of intermediation is to have an open dialogue between patients and providers with the intent of answering questions. Mediators for intermediation sessions are neutral, independent parties whose role is to set the ground rules for intermediation and to facilitate the discussion. Patients, their families, and providers give high marks to intermediation as a way to resolve conflicts.

Coordinating Editor

Richard P. Kidwell, JD

  • Administrative Editor & CME Course Director
  • Associate Counsel/VP Risk Management
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Presenters

Mark Hudson, MD, MBA

  • Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Executive Vice Chairman and Vice Chair for Clinical Operations
  • University of Pittsburgh Physicians Department of Anesthesiology
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Jonas T. Johnson, MD, FACS

  • Professor and Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Douglas S. King, CPA/ABV, CFF, CTP

  • Vice President and Managing Director
  • Gleason & Associates
  • Pittsburgh, PA

 

Dan Sullivan, MD, JD

  • Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Site Chief of Anesthesiology, UPMC Passavant
  • Quality Director/Patient Safety Officer, Department of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Chatón T. Turner, Esq, BA/BS, JD

  • Assistant Counsel
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Accreditation

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

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Designation

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.

Date of Original Release: August 15, 2017
Date of Credit Termination: August 15, 2020
Estimated Time to Complete: 12 hours

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the difficulties encountered in calculating future medical expenses for the plaintiff in a medical malpractice case
  • Discuss the importance of creating a timeline to depict the sequence of events and care rendered as part of the preparations for a deposition in a medical malpractice case
  • Summarize the main ethical principles used by ethicists to help guide their decisions
  • Discuss the effect of simultaneous surgeries on the risk of surgical complications
  • Describe the important characteristics of mediators hired to mediate disputes for an intermediation program

Intended Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and others interested in the education of risk management.

Online

Online streaming of audio. Listen anytime, anywhere, on virtually any reliable internet-connected device (some connections may not provide optimal results).

Audio - CDs

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