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Malpractice 101: Understanding and Applying Risk Management Strategies

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Medical liability suits are rarely the result of one error, but rather a cascade or system of factors that lead to multiple errors.

Course objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • recognize practical strategies to increase patient safety, avoid litigation, and enhance defensibility in the event of a lawsuit;

  • discuss the importance of practice protocols for tracking and review of diagnostic test results;

  • identify tactics to avoid medication errors; and

  • explain how complete medical records and good documentation techniques can help prevent medical liability claims.

CME credit statement

The Texas Medical Liability Trust designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM and 1 credit in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Please note that this CME activity does not meet TMLT's discount criteria. Physicians completing this CME activity will not receive a premium discount.