AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity fora maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Presenter(s): Jeffrey M. Levine, MD, CMD; Matthew T. Corso, JD; Roy D. Turner, JD Disclosure(s): Jeffrey M. Levine, MD, CMD is owner of Senior Health Consulting.
Allother presenters reported they had no relevant financial relationships todisclose. Session Description: This session proposes several cases each of which is discussed by a plaintiff and defense attorney, highlighting the differences in point-of-view and highlighting areas for risk-management and quality improvement. Other related issues are debated, such as whether litigation is responsible for increased insurance premiums. Audience participation is encouraged during the discussion. Learning Objectives:
Discuss how plaintiff and defense attorneys present cases ofpotential negligence and malpractice to juries
Identify major risk-management issues that confront medical directorsand physicians working in long term care
Describe how to proactively prevent lawsuits in your facility, andminimize loss once one occurs
Discuss how care even in the best of circumstances can sometimesresult in a lawsuit
References: Two Types of Communication Errors Often Make Patients BecomePlaintiffs. Matthew T. Corso, JD. Caring for the Ages V 9, Issue 2, p 9(February 2008). Don't Wait to Be Named in a Lawsuit. Matthew T. Corso JD.Caring for the Ages V 8, Issue 10, p 12 (October 2007. Risk Management for Pressure Ulcers: When the Family Shows Upwith a Camera. JM Levine, F Savino, M Peterson, C Reinach-Wolf, Esq. JAMDA (inpress). Clinical areas of liability in Long-term care: Riskmanagement concerns. AD Weinberg, JM Levine. Annals of Long-Term Care 13: 1, p26-32, 2005.