The Doctor’s Advocate | Third Quarter 2013

Two New Ways to Earn Complimentary CME Credits

We’re proud to offer an expansive selection of seminars, webinars, and self-paced modules that can help you keep your patients safe while you earn complimentary continuing medical education (CME) credits.

In our two new self-paced modules, Medical Error Prevention and Prevention of Medical Errors (for Florida practices), we use closed-claim data to identify common performance and diagnostic errors. Each module is designated for a maximum of 2.0 CME credits.

October 10, 2013 Managing Risks in Anesthesia
October 16, 2013 “But I’m Only the Nurse”: Understanding the Nurse’s Role in Patient Safety
October 22, 2013 RAC Audits
October 29, 2013 HIPAA: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
November 7, 2013 Keeping Children Safe During Radiology Procedures
November 14, 2013 Risk Prevention Tips for the Digital Age: E-mail, Texting, and Social Media
November 19, 2013 Managing Challenging Patients
November 26, 2013 The Top Five Risks in the Office Practice
December 4, 2013 Lessons Learned When the Power Goes Out
December 12, 2013 HIPAA: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
December 17, 2013 Health Literacy: Do Your Patients Understand?
December 18, 2013 Medication Management in the Office Practice


For complete details on all of our educational and CME programs, go to

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Third Quarter 2013

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