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Physician Online Seminars

Physician Online Seminars

As a ProAssurance insured, you can learn about enhancing patient safety and reducing risk while earning CME credit for successful completion of one of our online seminars. You may also be eligible for a one-time premium credit for each seminar (up to a defined maximum) depending on the program through which you are insured and the state in which you practice.

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Identifying Emerging Risks for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
Identifying Emerging Risks for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

This program will review areas of professional liability risk for physicians and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) by examining historical claims data. Although much of the data pertains to allegations against physicians, the information to be gained can be applied across the interprofessional healthcare team, including to APRNs. The APRN role has expanded since its inception, now comprising a larger scope of responsibilities, and seeing a higher rate of professional liability litigation. This consideration is especially important in states where full practice authority has been granted to APRNs.

Duration: 1 hour
Potential Policy Discount: 1%
Expiration Date: June 2027
Orig. Release Date: June 2024
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Medical Error: Reducing Liability Risk by Changing the Narrative

Medical errors don’t always result in a lawsuit, but they each present an opportunity to prevent a similar error in the future. This webinar was inspired by Dr. Danielle Ofri’s book, When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error. In the webinar, Dr. Ofri shares strategies for preventing and mitigating the effects of medical errors. She also sets the stage for part two of this webinar series. In part two, defense attorney Billy Bates gives advice on how to respond to a complication of treatment in a way that is most likely to reduce the risk of a future medical liability claim.

Duration: 1 hour
Potential Policy Discount: 1%
Expiration Date:  December 2026
Orig. Release Date: December 2023
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When the Stakes are High: Understanding Nuclear Verdicts

Nuclear verdicts are defined as verdicts that exceed $10 million, and they are becoming more common in medical malpractice cases. These verdicts can have a significant impact on the medical profession, as they can result in increased insurance premiums, decreased access to care, and a loss of trust between patients and healthcare providers. This program explores factors that contribute to these verdicts, the impact they have on medical professionals, and tactics for avoiding them. We offer strategies for potentially evading these verdicts, including improving communication with patients, implementing best practices in patient safety, and working with legal counsel to develop effective defense strategies.

Duration: 1 hour
Potential Policy Discount: 1%
Expiration Date:  August 2026
Orig. Release Date: August 2023
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Medication Management: Minimizing Errors and Improving Safety

Medication errors are preventable but can occur at any point in the medication delivery process. While the main source of medication errors occurs at the prescribing stage, a breakdown at any stage can result in an error threatening patient safety. This webinar will review actual claims involving medication errors, discuss the factors leading to medication errors, and offer risk reduction strategies for mitigating the occurrence of these types of errors while also improving patient safety.

Duration: 1 hour
Potential Policy Discount: 1%
Expiration Date: January 2026
Orig. Release Date: January 2023
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Crossing the Line: Examining Professional, Personal, and Ethical Boundaries

When practicing medicine, there are consequences for crossing the line with patients, other providers, and even yourself. In this course, physicians and other healthcare professionals will hear the professional liability considerations associated with stepping over the line, both personally and professionally. The information and examples will help you identify scenarios where a close call with blurred boundaries could impact you professionally.

Duration: 1 hour
Potential Policy Discount: 1%
Expiration Date: November 2025
Orig. Release Date: November 2022
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Healthcare Regulatory Update: Protecting Your Practice

The federal healthcare regulatory environment is an ever-evolving web of legislation, regulations, and court decisions. Deciphering these often-complex protocols, and the legislative intent behind them, is a necessary and essential part of the modern practice of medicine. This program is intended to review recent federal regulatory changes and case law that may affect your practice and your relationship with your patients.

Duration: 1 hour
Potential Policy Discount: 1%
Expiration Date: October 2025
Orig. Release Date: October 2022
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Opioid Prescribing: Keeping Patients Safe

This healthcare risk management online seminar will focus on the opioid crisis and the impact of opioid prescribing on patient safety. The discussion will include closed claims and risk reduction strategies you may implement to mitigate your liability exposure and increase patient safety.

Duration: 1 hour
Potential Policy Discount: 1%
Expiration Date: August 2025
Orig. Release Date: August 2022
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Infection Prevention and Control: Improving Patient Safety

Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are the most common adverse events affecting millions of patients annually worldwide. Recent evidence suggests that application of process improvement tools may decrease incidences of HAIs. Reducing preventable HAIs remains an imperative mission and is a continuous opportunity for improvement to maximize patient safety. This seminar will share actual scenarios and provide practical strategies to potentially prevent and mitigate risks associated with HAIs.

Duration: 1 hour
Potential Policy Discount: 1%
Expiration Date: July 2025
Orig. Release Date: July 2022
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Workplace Violence in the Office Practice Setting: Preparation and Response

Widespread violence against physicians and other healthcare professionals continues to rise. Join us as we discuss how an ongoing public health emergency may derail response efforts to prevent or mitigate an active shooter or other violent incident. This seminar will share actual stories and provide practical strategies to potentially prevent and mitigate risks when an assault occurs.

Duration: 1 hour
Potential Policy Discount: 1%
Expiration Date: June 2025
Orig. Release Date: June 2022
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Prescribing Controlled Substances: What a Practice Needs to Know from a DEA Perspective

Healthcare providers who prescribe controlled substances find themselves on the front lines of an ongoing epidemic all the while attempting to treat patient’s pain appropriately and according to established guidelines. This course provides a view of the opioid crisis from the eyes of a former DEA agent. Join Mr. Tucker as he provides valuable guidance on how to communicate with patients about opioids, the value of monitoring patient adherence, and how to identify and manage patients who exhibit aberrant behaviors symptomatic of non-compliance.   

Duration: 1 hour
Potential Policy Discount: 1%
Expiration Date: August 2025
Orig. Release Date: August 2022
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Business of Medicine: Hidden Liabilities Lurking in Your Practice

This program is intended to increase awareness of the various common operational activities and transactions that can make your medical practice vulnerable. Most of these exposures are applicable to many businesses, such as employment practices, contracting and general liability; and some are more uniquely impactful to medical practices, such as vicarious liability for professional services and billing fraud and abuse. This activity will outline these exposures, highlight the regulations that typically govern them, including enforcement, and offer tips to mitigate these risks and enhance patient safety.

Duration: 1 hour
Potential Policy Discount: 1 %
Expiration Date: December 2024
Orig. Release Date: December 2021
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LGBTQIA+ Healthcare in Action

The number of LGBTQIA+ individuals who voluntarily share their gender identity increases every day. As awareness and visibility increases, individuals will continue to reveal their true selves. LGBTQIA+ patients struggle with barriers and fears that physician office practices and healthcare systems are often unaware exist. Many practices and healthcare systems receive little if any training on how to provide the best patient journey and how to minimize the associated risks. This presentation emphasizes the importance of physician and staff education, includes best practices, and discusses ways to mitigate discrimination risks.

Duration: 1 hour
Potential Policy Discount: 1%
Expiration Date: November 2026
Re-Release Date: November 2023
Orig. Release Date: October 2021
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Informed Consent: A Case Study Review

This seminar will explore the legal principle of informed consent, including basic elements of the informed consent discussion. We will also examine the scope of the informed consent discussion and documentation strategies used to successfully defend against allegations of lack of informed consent.

Duration: 30 minutes
Potential Policy Discount: 0.5%
Expiration Date: September 2025
Re-Release Date: August 2021
Orig. Release Date: September 2020