9116: Obstetrics - Litigation From a Defense Attorney’s View
This course will examine frequent errors that either cause or contribute to an obstetrics-related malpractice claim or make a claim less defensible. Lessons learned from previous OB litigation cases will be shared by a defense attorney. Practical recommendations related to documentation, communication, systems failures, and informed consent will be suggested to decrease the incidence of a lawsuit and improve patient safety. A review of closed claims and video depositions will provide insight to the litigation process. Professional organizations’ guidelines will be incorporated throughout the course.
- Describe practical recommendations to improve documentation, communication, and informed consent, and implement those recommendations in the practice of OB
- Identify common procedures of obstetric practice where the likelihood of a claim may occur and be familiar with risk reduction modalities
- Review OB case examples where an adverse event occurred, recognize the risk associated with the adverse event, and list ways to reduce the risk in the practice of OB
This course is an online video option. It consists of a two-hour video presentation, followed by a test.
- 10% Premium Credit for Physician Policyholders
- 2.0 CME Credits for Physicians
- Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians
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.
Tom Wiseman, JD
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 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP: The AAFP has reviewed Obstetrics: Litigation From a Defense Attorney’s View and deemed it acceptable for up to 2.00 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 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: 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 Keitha Holland, MD, on September 24, 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.
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.
- 2.00 AMA CME
- 2.00 Attendance