3Q 2018 Risk Advisor

M I C A P H Y S I C I A N Risk Advisor A Q U A R T E R L Y C M E P U B L I C A T I O N F R O M M I C A | 9 . 2 0 1 8 Online CME / CNE Risk Management Education MICApartnerswithMedical Interactive (MI) Community toprovideMICA-insuredphysicians and advancedhealthcare professionalswith a variety of specialty-specific CME /CNE courses including the “Diagnosis University”program. The online learning modules provide data- driven education focused on high-risk areas of patient care. MI Community education aligns with evidence-based care patterns and guidelines to eliminate vital clinical risks that may result in a malpractice claim. There is no additional cost for MICA-insureds’unlimited access to the online CME / CNE risk management education programs. The courses are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Refer to page 18 for information on how to locate the Risk Advisor and CME quiz online. CME Courses Learner Objectives for This Edition: ƒ ƒ List three of the most prevalent communication failures that contribute to diagnostic related claims and lawsuits.

ƒ ƒ Describe at least two

proactive communication and documentation practices that can reduce the risk of an adverse

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patient outcome as well as support a successful defense in the event of a claim or lawsuit. ƒ ƒ Identify resources and coping mechanisms that can be implemented to manage the stress and professional challenges that physicians may experience when faced

with an allegation of medical negligence.


Editorial and Technical Staff James F. Carland, MD Chairman of the Board President & Chief Executive Officer

Karen Wright, RN, BSN, ARM, CPHRM Senior Risk Management Consultant

Nancy Williams Senior Graphic Designer

Charles W. Swetnam, MD CME Program Director, Risk Advisor

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