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Informed Consent in Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery
Informed consent involves more than a patient signing a form. This activity explains how to enact an informed consent process based on best practices in dentistry and oral surgery.
1.0 credit

Professional Education
Psychiatry: Preventing Adverse Outcomes
The Doctors Company study of closed claims reveals areas of higher risk in outpatient psychiatry practices. Using this as a foundation, the course provides information to evaluate your practice and make changes to improve decisions about treatment, operational processes, reporting, and documentation.
1.5 Credits

Professional Education
Preventing Adverse Outcomes When Treating Children
The Doctor's Advocate
The Doctors Company studied claims filed on behalf of pediatric patients that closed over a 10-year period from 2008 through 2017. You are provided the most common types of claims and includes expert insights into the specific elements that led to patient injury, and risk mitigation strategies.
1.0 Credit

Professional Education
Risky Practices: Hidden Liabilities Identified by Medical Office Assessments
The Doctor's Advocate
The Doctors Company’s patient safety risk managers conducted office practice assessments across a range of practice environments around the country. This activity analyzes the results, highlights problem-prone areas, and offers strategies to minimize areas where patients can “fall through the cracks” and leave the practice vulnerable to a malpractice claim.
1.0 Credit

Apr 10, 2018
Orthopedics: Informed Consent
Robert Morton, CPHRM, CPPS, Assistant Vice President, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, and Dana Faber, MS PSL, RN, Patient Safety Risk Manager, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management
Inadequate informed consent communication between the surgeon and the patient/family is a top factor contributing to claims against orthopedists.

Mar 29, 2018
Obtaining Informed Consent in Teaching Institutions
Mark Gorney, MD, FACS (1924–2014), Governor Emeritus, and Richard Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel
It is important to inform patients when a resident physician will perform all or part of a procedure.

Professional Education
Spotlight On Preventing Obstetrical Claims
The Doctor's Advocate
This activity highlights The Doctors Company's insights into preventing obstetrical claims by sharing the most likely risks encountered by obstetricians and preventive actions that have proven effective at mitigating these risks.
1.25 Credits

Oct 24, 2017
Physicians Can Be at Risk When Homebound Patients Refuse Help
Robin Diamond, MSN, JD, RN, Senior Vice President of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company
Physicians are focusing on treatment plans that include the kind of care patients need at home. However, physicians face potential liability when patients refuse help that is offered or neglect to follow up as instructed.

Professional Education
Making Informed Consent an Informed Choice: Training for Healthcare Leaders
This activity is designed for healthcare professionals in leadership positions. It covers the principles of informed consent, crafting and disseminating an informed consent policy, and building systems to improve the informed consent process. 
2.0 Credits

Professional Education
Making an Informed Consent an Informed Choice: Training for Healthcare Professionals
This activity, designed for doctors, nurses, and other providers, examines problems with the process of healthcare informed consent. It describes the principles of informed consent and highlights the benefits gained from a good informed consent process.
2.0 Credits

Feb 18, 2016
Are Decisions Shared?
Robin Diamond, JD, RN, Senior Vice President, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management
There is a growing emphasis on patient-centered care and shared decision making in healthcare.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Apr 29, 2013
Informed Consent: Substance and Signature
Robert Morton, ARM, CPHRM, Director, Department of Patient Safety, The Doctors Company.
Informed consent protects and informs both the patient and the physician.

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