Prevention of Medical Errors 2017

Wed, November 08, 2017
5:00 PM EST

Kristy Kramp, J.D., LHRM, Risk Management
MedMal Direct


This two hour on demand course will analyze various loss prevention measures, examine the elements necessary to conduct a credible and thorough root cause analysis to reduce system failures, respond to sentinel events, prevent medical errors, and improve patient safety, and discuss the five most misdiagnosed conditions.


After successfully completing this continuing medical education activity, participants should be able to:

  • Examine safety systems within healthcare sources
  • Identify the most common quality-of-care violations
  • Define risk management measures designed to reduce medical errors and improve patient outcomes
  • Explain the necessary elements of a root cause analysis
  • Describe the effect of medical errors on healthcare providers
  • Discuss safety needs of special populations and the importance of public education in reducing errors


Physicians & Practice Managers


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Imedex and MedMalDirect. Imedex is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Imedex®, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2.0 hour of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

In order to receive credit, participants must successfully complete the post-test and complete the online evaluation form. You will receive an online CME statement of credit to print for your records.


As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Imedex, LLC must ensure balance, objectivity, independence, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Faculty are instructed to provide a balanced view of therapeutic options, clinically relevant and evidence-based recommendations, and avoid bias towards any specific commercial product and/or service.


All faculty participating in an Imedex activity are required to disclose relevant financial relationships that may be considered to be related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Disclosure of these commitments and/or relationships is included in these course materials so that participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments in interpreting its content and evaluating its recommendations.

The following indicates the faculty disclosure declaration information and the nature of those commercial relationships.

1=grant/research support 2=consultant 3=speaker's bureau 4=stock shareholder 5=other support


Kristy Kramp, J.D. LHRM,
Risk Management,
MedMal Direct Insurance Company