9108: Communication - The Effective Exchange of Vital Information

 Course Description

This course will review the components of effective communication in a healthcare setting and propose solutions to reduce the risk of legal liability and improve patient safety. We will examine various types of communication issues including provider-to-patient and provider-to-provider. Topics include informed consent, patient notification, referral management, and electronic communication.

Learning Objectives
  1. Identify the most common communication issues that can increase the risks of legal liability and that can have a detrimental effect on patient outcomes as well as the adverse consequences of improper use of electronic communication
  2. Learn ways to improve communication to make it more effective
  3. Describe the importance of informed consent discussions which allow patients to make better decisions concerning their own care
  4. Describe how patient outcomes can be improved through effective communication between provider and patient as well as provider and provider/staff

Credit Awarded

  • 5% Premium Credit for Physician Policyholders
  • 1.0 CME Credit for Physicians
  • Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians

 

 

 

Course summary
Course opens: 
01/01/2024
Course expires: 
12/31/2026

Faculty & Authors

This course was developed by SVMIC’s Risk Education and Evaluation Department: Shelly Weatherly, JD, VP; Julie Loomis, RN, JD, AVP, Risk Education; Trish Campbell, BSN, LNCC, Director of Risk Education; and Jeff Woods, JD, Risk and Practice Management Senior Attorney.


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 enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP:  The AAFP has reviewed Communication: The Effective Exchange of Vital Information and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 01/01/2024 to 12/31/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA:  This program is eligible for one (1) credit hour 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:  The UTCOM will issue Certificates of Participation to non-physicians for participating in this activity and designates it for CEUs using the national standard that 1 hour of educational instruction is awarded .1 CEU.

This activity was reviewed by Michael McAdoo, MD, on July 25, 2023. This activity was released on January 1, 2024 and will expire on December 31, 2026. SVMIC will not process any completions after December 31, 2026.

             


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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