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Risk and Claims in Cardiology (1 credit Monograph)

Hours: 1.00


Target Audience: Cardiologists. Other interested healthcare providers are also welcome to participate.

Original Release Date: May 31, 2013
Review Date: May 18, 2016
Expiration Date: May 18, 2019

Description: Cardiologists are increasingly finding themselves subject to scrutiny, investigation, audits and medical malpractice claims for cardiac procedures deemed unnecessary after the fact. This monograph will provide an overview of the relevant claims data, peer-reviewed literature and professional guidelines relating to indications of procedures. This will include a look at the intent, limitations and quality of guidelines. The purpose is to present and substantiate a set of concrete recommendations to reduce risk for both patient and cardiologist in a rapidly changing practice environment.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants should be able to
1. Describe the relationship and consequence of ill-defined indications and known complications of cardiac procedures.
2. Explain the role of patient selection and informed consent in reducing risk in the practice of cardiology.
3. Explain the purpose and intent of clinical practice guidelines, and their role in the cardiologist’s application of clinical judgment in an individual case.
4. State what documentation is recommended when departing from an established guideline in an individual case.

Learning Assessment: There will be a post test for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 4 out of 5 correct answers.

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

Residents will earn a certificate of completion. Physicians will earn CME credit. CME Information - Read

Method and Medium: To obtain CME credit, read the entire monograph online, download to a printer and read, or download and save to your computer. Complete the evaluation and post test and print your certificate online.

CME Credit: 1.0

 

State Requirements:
Based on information from state licensing authorities published by the AMA, this program meets specific CME requirements for the following states:
Florida -  This activity includes content in Preventing Medical Errors
Connecticut - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Massachusetts - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Pennsylvania - This activity includes content in Risk Management / Patient Safety
Texas - This activity includes content in Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility

Disclosure Policy - Read

Disclosure:  The authors, expert reviewers and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

About the Authors - Read Bios
Medical Writers: Sara N. Fischer, PhD and Ruth Ryan, RN, BSN, MSW, CPHRM 
Expert Reviewers: Frederick Jeff White, III, MD, FACC, FCCP and Joseph N. Deumite, MD, FACC

Managing Editor: Dawer Azizi, MHA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Manager of Risk Management

Editor: Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members - Read

Electronic Hardware and Software Requirements - Read

Web Master Contact Information: For assistance, contact Shea Ivey at 866/398-1038 or help@medicalinteractive.com

Disclaimer: This activity is presented as risk management education.  It is not legal advice, nor does it establish medical standards of care.  Standards of care vary depending on the unique presentation of each patient.  The information contained herein is not a substitute for the reasonable discretion of skilled and informed clinicians at the point of care.

Copyright Information: Copyright © 2013

Bibliography: To view and download a Bibliography for this presentation, please select the References button below.


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