5279: When Things Go Wrong - Handling Adverse Events & Navigating the Legal System

Johnson City, TN US
May 17, 2024

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to identify the most common risk issues presented following an adverse medical event that can lead to a claim or lawsuit.  It will discuss the legal and ethical requirements as well as practical ways to decrease the likelihood of a claim or lawsuit following an adverse medical event through improved communication and documentation.  The course will also provide an overview of the litigation process including the elements of a medical malpractice lawsuit and each of its major phases.  It is intended for all areas of practice. 

Learning Objectives
  1. Identify the most common risk issues presented following an adverse medical event that can lead to a claim or lawsuit
  2. Identify the legal elements of a medical malpractice lawsuit and the major phases of the litigation process
  3. Learn strategies to decrease the likelihood of a claim or lawsuit through improved communication and documentation

Credit Awarded

  • 10% Premium Credit for Physician Policyholders
  • CME Credit for Physicians
  • Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians
Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/17/2024 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
05/17/2024 - 3:00pm
D.P. Culp Student Center
412 J L Seehorn Jr. Road
Johnson City, TN 37614
United States

CME Information

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine (UTCOM) and State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company.  The UTCOM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation: The UTCOM designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA: This program is eligible for two (2) credit hours in Category 2 of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association. Physicians will need to submit a letter of completion from the University of Tennessee directly to the AOA to receive CME credits, or AOA members may self-report the activity.

Continuing Education for Non-Physicians: Non-physicians can obtain continuing education credits for attending activities that award AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ to physicians. Check with your licensure/certification board for confirmation. A Certificate of Participation will be sent to all non-physicians.



CME Disclosures

No commercial support was received for this activity. No speakers plan to discuss off-label use. No planners or speakers have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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