Obstetrics: Know Your Risks Online Series (non MD version)

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Learn about malpractice vulnerabilities in obstetrics and discuss strategies to mitigate these risks and improve patient safety.


The CRICO obstetrical community is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to their patients. However, despite this commitment, errors may still occur. Join our expert faculty to hear what data reveals as the most frequent reasons obstetrical care providers are named in a malpractice action. Presenters will share strategies to mitigate this risk while improving patient safety.

At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe malpractice risks specific to obstetrics
  2. Discuss risk mitigation strategies
  3. List opportunities to improve patient safety in obstetrics

Activity Release Date: 8/1/2017
Activity Review Date:
Activity Termination Date: 7/31/2020

Thomas Beatty, MD – Chief, Dept. of Ob/GYN, NWH, Assoc. Medical Director for Obstetrics, CRICO
Carol Keohane, MS, RN - Asst. V.P. Patient Safety, CRICO
Lisa Heard, MSN, RN – Sr. Director Patient Safety and Education, CRICO

Who Should View
Physicians, CNMs, PAs, NPs, RNs, and other obstetrical clinicians—along with their organization/practice leaders and managers—are encouraged to view this presentation.

About this Series
CRICO’s Know Your Risks series highlights the top areas of risk based on analyses of malpractice data from the CRICO CBS database. Topics include emergency medicine, obstetrics, surgery, and nursing.

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 live activity 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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