As a ProAssurance insured, you can—at your convenience—take any of a dozen seminars at no additional charge from the convenience of your device screen. Learn about enhancing patient safety and reducing risk while earning CME credit for successful completion of any program not previously taken. And you also may be eligible for a one-time premium credit per seminar up to a defined maximum, depending on the program through which you are insured, and the state in which you practice.
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Know where you stand and make informed decisions by utilizing survey data, benchmarks, and top industry trends to move your practice into the future. Evaluate your current risks and respond with trusted strategies aimed at preventing patient harm and mitigating today’s top medical professional liability risks. This program provides practical solutions to assess common risks using a baseline self-assessment.
Nuclear verdicts are defined as verdicts that exceed $10 million, and they are becoming more common in medical malpractice cases. These verdicts can have a significant impact on the medical profession, as they can result in increased insurance premiums, decreased access to care, and a loss of trust between patients and healthcare providers. This program explores factors that contribute to these verdicts, the impact they have on medical professionals, and tactics for avoiding them. We offer strategies for potentially evading these verdicts, including improving communication with patients, implementing best practices in patient safety, and working with legal counsel to develop effective defense strategies.
Medication errors are preventable but can occur at any point in the medication delivery process. While the main source of medication errors occurs at the prescribing stage, a breakdown at any stage can result in an error threatening patient safety. This webinar will review actual claims involving medication errors, discuss the factors leading to medication errors, and offer risk reduction strategies for mitigating the occurrence of these types of errors while also improving patient safety.
When practicing medicine, there are consequences for crossing the line with patients, other providers, and even yourself. In this course, physicians and other healthcare professionals will hear the professional liability considerations associated with stepping over the line, both personally and professionally. The information and examples will help you identify scenarios where a close call with blurred boundaries could impact you professionally.
The federal healthcare regulatory environment is an ever-evolving web of legislation, regulations, and court decisions. Deciphering these often-complex protocols, and the legislative intent behind them, is a necessary and essential part of the modern practice of medicine. This program is intended to review recent federal regulatory changes and case law that may affect your practice and your relationship with your patients.
This healthcare risk management online seminar will focus on the opioid crisis and the impact of opioid prescribing on patient safety. The discussion will include closed claims and risk reduction strategies you may implement to mitigate your liability exposure and increase patient safety.
Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are the most common adverse events affecting millions of patients annually worldwide. Recent evidence suggests that application of process improvement tools may decrease incidences of HAIs. Reducing preventable HAIs remains an imperative mission and is a continuous opportunity for improvement to maximize patient safety. This seminar will share actual scenarios and provide practical strategies to potentially prevent and mitigate risks associated with HAIs.
Widespread violence against physicians and other healthcare professionals continues to rise. Join us as we discuss how an ongoing public health emergency may derail response efforts to prevent or mitigate an active shooter or other violent incident. This seminar will share actual stories and provide practical strategies to potentially prevent and mitigate risks when an assault occurs.
Healthcare providers who prescribe controlled substances find themselves on the front lines of an ongoing epidemic all the while attempting to treat patient’s pain appropriately and according to established guidelines. This course provides a view of the opioid crisis from the eyes of a former DEA agent. Join Mr. Tucker as he provides valuable guidance on how to communicate with patients about opioids, the value of monitoring patient adherence, and how to identify and manage patients who exhibit aberrant behaviors symptomatic of non-compliance.
This program is intended to increase awareness of the various common operational activities and transactions that can make your medical practice vulnerable. Most of these exposures are applicable to many businesses, such as employment practices, contracting and general liability; and some are more uniquely impactful to medical practices, such as vicarious liability for professional services and billing fraud and abuse. This activity will outline these exposures, highlight the regulations that typically govern them, including enforcement, and offer tips to mitigate these risks and enhance patient safety.
This presentation is an overview of the evolving cultural and legal landscape of cannabis and includes the tensions created by current conflicts in federal and state laws governing medical and recreational marijuana. Michelle Hackley will address the practical implications in balancing patient rights under state law and federal prohibitions affecting physicians and other healthcare providers.
This program focuses on the intersection of healthcare and human trafficking. Dr. Jeffrey Barrows presents the frequency with which those trafficked encounter healthcare professionals and indicators of human trafficking within the healthcare setting. He defines human trafficking, its scope, subtypes, and predisposing factors. The presentation concludes with a discussion of how a healthcare organization can prepare to respond when those who are being trafficked enter their facility.
Sign into the secure services portal to take the CME version of this seminar. A complimentary recording of this seminar is available for public access as well.
Antimicrobial Stewardship is defined as the rational and safe use of antimicrobials intended to maximize clinical cure by targeting the most likely pathogens while minimizing unintended adverse reactions and development of bacterial resistance. In January 2017, the Joint Commission approved a new medication management standard requiring hospitals to establish antimicrobial stewardship programs. This program will focus on the implementation of these programs with a focus on overcoming implementation barriers, the importance of physician involvement, examples of successfully implemented antimicrobial stewardship programs, and case studies.
The number of LGBTQIA+ individuals who voluntarily share their gender identity increases every day. As awareness and visibility increases, individuals will continue to reveal their true selves. LGBTQIA+ patients struggle with barriers and fears that physician office practices and healthcare systems are often unaware exist. Many practices and healthcare systems receive little if any training on how to provide the best patient journey and how to minimize the associated risks. This presentation emphasizes the importance of physician and staff education, includes best practices, and discusses ways to mitigate discrimination risks.
This seminar will explore the legal principle of informed consent, including basic elements of the informed consent discussion. We will also examine the scope of the informed consent discussion and documentation strategies used to successfully defend against allegations of lack of informed consent.