• MedRisk – Medical Risk Management CME

    Medical Risk Management CME (MedRisk) provides online CME focusing on risk management, patient safety and medical error prevention. MedRisk offers over 50 courses for physicians, dentists and nurses.

    Representative topics include preventing medical errors; avoiding “never” events; avoiding medical systems failures; low health literacy; cultural competency; medical ethics; electronic medicine; documentation; failure to diagnose; failure to diagnose cancer; managing disruptive physician behavior; working with difficult patients; Informed consent; and root cause analysis.

    Specialty-specific courses are available in these areas:
    Anesthesiology; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Emergency Medicine; Hospital Medicine; Neurology; Obstetrics/Gynecology; Ophthalmology; Oral Surgery; Orthopedics; Pathology; Pain Management; Pediatrics; Psychiatry; Radiology; and Surgery.

    Courses meet most states’ requirements for licensure as well as many malpractice insurers’ requirements for premium discounts.

    Target Audience:
    Risk Management (all providers who need CME in risk management, patient safety and medical error prevention).

    • Cost: $15 per credit
    • Credit hours: 1-10 per program
    • CME credits awarded by: Medical Risk Management
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: Continuously Updated
  • FREE

    ScientiaCME Pharmacy/Medication Safety

    ScientiaCME Pharmacy/Medication Safety has seven lectures on various aspects of medication safety and 17 Pharmacotherapy Literature Updates. Many of these Literature Updates are concerning critical care pharmacotherapy.

    Target Audience: All Prescribing Practitioners

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 24
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Expiration of CME credit: Two years after release
  • FEATURED

    Topics in Risk Management 6th Edition

    Topics in Risk Management 6th Edition consists of 5 modules:
    Calculation of Economic Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases, Preparing for a Defendant Doctor’s Deposition in a Medical Malpractice Case, Ethical Decision Making in Health Care, Simultaneous Surgeries and Intermediation.

    Studying Topics in Risk Management 6th Edition will give you:
    • An understanding of how economist experts for the defense and for the plaintiff approach and calculate the compensatory damages awarded by juries in medical malpractice cases.
    • Ten practical rules and numerous other tips to help defendant doctors effectively prepare for a deposition, which is their best opportunity to influence the outcome of a malpractice case.
    • An introduction to intermediation, a formalized process to help resolve ongoing pre-claim conflicts between patients/families and their care providers. All involved parties give high marks to intermediation as a way to resolve conflicts.
    • An insight into the numerous conflict-resolution resources that ethics committees provide in health care settings as well as the four ethical principles that guide their recommendations.

    Target Audience:
    Physicians and others interested in the education of risk management and health care ethics.

    • Cost: $199
    • Credit hours: 12
    • CME credits awarded by: Oakstone Publishing, LLC
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Audio CD
    • Material last updated: August 15, 2017
    • Expiration of CME credit: August 15, 2020
  • FEATURED

    Topics in Risk Management 5th Edition

    Learn about the legal alternatives to and implications of malpractice claims with Topics in Risk Management 5th Edition. The program features leading medical-legal experts who address key areas in risk management, as well as malpractice litigation from a judge’s perspective, peer review, disclosures and the affordable health care act.

    After completing Topics in Risk Management 5th Edition, you will be better able to:
    • Summarize the appropriate conditions that characterize the peer-review process.
    • Indicate whether disclosure is associated with a significant increase in the number of medical malpractice claims being filed for cases in which an adverse event was disclosed to the patient.
    • Compare and contrast how the following factors can impact the success of a medical malpractice lawsuit: blame stories, the medical record, and expert opinions.
    • Identify and summarize the 3 medicolegal criteria that a medical malpractice lawsuit needs to satisfy in a jury trial.
    • And much more!

    Target Audience:
    Physicians focusing on risk management.

    • Cost: $199
    • Credit hours: 16
    • CME credits awarded by: Oakstone Publishing, LLC
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Audio CD
    • Material last updated: June 30, 2016
    • Expiration of CME credit: June 30, 2019
  • A Guide to the Secrets of Never-Sued Physicians

    A Guide to the Secrets of Never-Sued Physicians will help you to:
    • Utilize the behaviors of never-sued physicians and incorporate them into daily practice;
    • Refrain from using specific physician behaviors that precipitate lawsuits;
    • Recognize potentially litigious patients and put into practice methods for dealing with them
    • Practice medicine in a way that is consistent with recognized ethical principles.

    Meets Special CME Requirements in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Texas.

    Target Audience: Physicians focusing on Risk Management.

    • Cost: $25 per credit
    • Credit hours: 4
    • CME credits awarded by: University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center
    • Format: On-Demand Online
  • Preventing and Responding to Medical Errors

    Preventing and Responding to Medical Errors will help you to:
    • Recognize how root causes and other factors contribute to errors and medical adverse events;
    • Understand the difference between active and latent causes of medical adverse events;
    • Manage your ethical obligation to promptly and openly disclose a medical error to a patient and their family;
    • Develop ongoing patient safety improvement efforts based on national standards and guidelines

    Meets Special CME Requirements in Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Texas.

    Target Audience: Physicians focusing on Medical Errors

    • Cost: $25 per credit
    • Credit hours: 3
    • CME credits awarded by: Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia
    • Format: On-Demand Online
  • Risk Management and the Art of Medicine

    Risk Management and the Art of Medicine will help you to:
    • Identify physician behaviors that lead to malpractice lawsuits;
    • Explain the four elements required to prove a claim of medical malpractice;
    • Incorporate strategies you can use to reduce your malpractice risk; and
    • Practice medicine in a way that is consistent with recognized ethical principles.

    Meets Special CME Requirements in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Texas.

    Target Audience: Physicians focusing on Risk Management

    • Cost: $25 per credit
    • Credit hours: 3
    • CME credits awarded by: University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center
    • Format: On-Demand Online
  • The Human Side of Medical Errors

    The Human Side of Medical Errors will help you to:
    • Deal with complex ethical issues that arise when caring for colleagues;
    • Share bad news with patients or families compassionately and effectively;
    • Participate in safe and efficient patient handoffs with other healthcare providers; and
    • Recognize and respond appropriately to disruptive behavior that is endangering patient safety within the health care team.

    Meets Special CME Requirements inConnecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Texas.

    Target Audience: Physicians focusing on Risk Management.

    • Cost: $25 per credit
    • Credit hours: 2
    • CME credits awarded by: Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia
    • Format: On-Demand Online
  • Using Systematic Procedures to Prevent Medical Errors

    Using Systematic Procedures to Prevent Medical Errors will help you to:
    • Use standardized procedures and checklists to reduce medical errors;
    • Manage informed consent;
    • Utilize rapid response teams; and
    • Better approach communication difficulties.

    Meets Special CME Requirements in Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Texas.

    Target Audience: Physicians focusing on Medical Errors.

    • Cost: $25 per credit
    • Credit hours: 2
    • CME credits awarded by: Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia
    • Format: On-Demand Online
  • Virtual Lecture Hall Courses

    The Virtual Lecture Hall courses are designed to meet specific state CME mandates, but they also apply to all licensed physicians regardless of state of licensure.
    Examinations are not required for CME credit.

    Find the Virtual Lecture Hall courses in State alphabetical order:
    California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas and Vermont.

    Find the Virtual Lecture Hall courses in order by groups of required topics:
    Cultural Competence;
    Domestic Violence
    End of Life-Palliative Care;
    Ethics;
    HIV-AIDS;
    Infection Control;
    Infectious Diseases;
    Medical Errors;
    Modes of Transmission;
    Patient Communications;
    Patient Safety;
    Prescribing Practices;
    Professional Responsibility;
    Risk Management.

    • Cost: $25 to access the site (includes 1 CME credit); additional credits for $25 per hour.
    • Credit hours: 19 programs offering a total of 90 credits.
    • CME credits awarded by: Various medical schools and professional societies.
    • Format: On-Demand Online