Ongoing analyses of malpractice cases suggest that the injuries most likely to result in suits are wrongful death, severe brain damage, and spinal-nerve
damage- just the type of injuries most often associated with claims against anesthesiologists.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Analyze a case scenario to determine whether the four elements of malpractice are present.
2. Name and suggest ways to avoid six common but preventable malpractice claims.
3. Discuss the role of CRNAs in risk management.
Risk Management Anesthesiology