Risk Management Resources: Online CME

Focus on sexual abuse claims, managing painkiller addiction, domestic violence

Visit www.phyins.com/cme to learn about the CME that is included with your Physicians Insurance policy at no additional cost, such as the following:

Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Violence

Suited for providers and staff involved in direct patient care

The first professional contact for people who experience relationship violence is likely to be a physician or other health-care provider. Studies report that abused women seek medical attention more frequently than non-abused women, even if they tend to hide that they are being harmed. Using a process of validation, safety assessment, and referral, a physician may be able to help a victim improve his/her situation. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.



Transitioning Care in the Face of Painkiller Addiction or Abuse

Suited for physicians of all specialties and affiliated providers involved in direct patient care 

Every touch point with a patient is an opportunity to consider risks of opioid therapy and to realign management towards the best health outcomes. This one-hour webinar offers an ethical framework for evaluation, and you’ll hear examples of dialogue that squarely addresses high-risk situations and options for tapering or alternative treatment. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.



Sexual-Abuse Claims Against Medical Providers: A Malpractice Defense Attorney's Perspective

Suited for MDs, nurses, MAs, and other clinical staff

Physical touch is not only essential to medical care, it humanizes the physician-patient relationship. It is also an aspect of care that is ripe for misunderstanding and misperception. Abuse can easily happen under the guise of therapeutic touch. Indeed, allegations of sexual misconduct are on the rise. This one-hour presentation by defense attorney Peter Eidenburg will discuss best practices to prevent allegations of sexual wrongdoing and what to do if a patient makes a complaint. Peter will bring his insights from the courtroom to help you better understand how these situations arise, how plaintiff attorneys build cases, and the unique challenges to litigating sexual misconduct claims. You will not want to miss this opportunity to empower both yourself and your patients through better awareness of these issues. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


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