Release date: November 1, 2017
Expiration Date: November 1, 2020
Since 2000, Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) has published closed claim studies, based on actual TMLT malpractice claims, to promote opportunities for learning. These studies are provided to help physicians and other health care professionals improve patient safety and reduce potential liability risks.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- recognize strategies to improve patient care, avoid litigation, and enhance defensibility in the event of a lawsuit;
- explain how good documentation techniques can help prevent malpractice claims;
- identify issues in obstetrics that can affect patient care and physician liability; and
- discuss common causes of medical liability claims in obstetrical care.
TMLT policyholders who complete this program may earn a 3% discount that will be applied to their next eligible policy period.
CME Credit Statement:
TMLT is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. TMLT designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physicians are required to complete and pass a test in order to earn CME credit. A passing score of 70% or better earns the physician 2 CME credits.
Ethics Credit Statement:
This course has been designated by TMLT for 1 credit in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
Tanya Babitch, Laura Brockway, Robin Desrocher, Dr. Michelle Harden, Roxanna Maiberger, Louise Walling and Wayne Wenske have no commercial affiliations/interests to disclose related to this activity/talk. TMLT staff, planners, and reviewers have no commercial affiliations/interests to disclose related to this activity/talk.
The information and opinions in the online CME courses should not be used or referred to as primary legal sources nor construed as establishing medical standards of care for the purposes of litigation, including expert testimony. The standard of care is dependent upon the particular facts and circumstances of each individual case and no generalization can be made that would apply to all cases. The information presented should be used as a resource, selected and adapted with the advice of your attorney. It is distributed with the understanding that neither Texas Medical Liability Trust nor Texas Medical Insurance Company is engaged in rendering legal services.
This program has been developed for physicians in all specialties who are interested in practical ways to reduce the potential for malpractice liability.
Estimated time to complete this course:
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