Risk Management and Patient Safety

Risk Management and Patient Safety

Risk Management and Patient Safety

Risk Management and Patient Safety

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Risk Management in healthcare involves identifying risks, and the goal of risk management is to reduce or eliminate adverse events, errors, and system failures to protect patients, staff, and the healthcare facility. Patient safety refers to reducing unsafe acts and increasing the use of safe practices leading to optimal patient outcomes. This course will explain the connection between risk management and patient safety by providing identifying factors involved with risk management and patient safety, explaining issues, understanding evidence-based guidelines.

COURSE INFORMATION

45 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2020-08-20Updated 2020-08-20

Course Objectives

  • Understand the elements and goals of risk management in the healthcare setting.
  • Identify factors involved with risk management and patient safety.
  • Explain five risk management issues associated with office-based malpractice claims.
  • Understand five evidence-based guidelines to reduce the risk of malpractice claims.
  • Describe how health, social, and economic consequences factor into reasons for malpractice.

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