Emergency Medicine: Know Your Risks Online Series

13 Questions

Learn about malpractice vulnerabilities in emergency medicine and learn strategies to mitigate these risks and improve patient safety. How do you navigate complex systems in emergency medicine while providing safe care? What are the most frequent reasons emergency medicine physicians/clinicians are named in a malpractice case? What can you do to mitigate your risk of being sued? Hear our expert faculty review risks in emergency medicine, analysis of malpractice data and discussion of current initiatives to improve patient safety.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Describe risks specific to emergency medicine
  • Discuss risk mitigation strategies in emergency medicine
  • List opportunities to improve patient safety in emergency medicine and decrease malpractice risks  
  • Jeremiah Schuur, MD, MHS, Asst. Prof. of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women Hospital
  • Emily Aaronson, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Fellow, Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Patient Safety & Quality Improvement
  • Maggie Janes, JD, RN, Program Director, Patient Safety CRICO
Continuing Medical Education
CRICO/Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CRICO/RMF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category I Credit
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is designed to be suitable for 1.0 hours of Risk Management study in MA.


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