Course: Risk Management Focus: The Complete Series, 3rd Edition
Author: Rosemary Gafner and James Schutte
AMA PRA Category 1 credits: 7
Estimated Hours to Complete Course: 6.50
Estimated Minutes to Complete Test: 30
Course Release Date: 4/1/2018
Course Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Key risk management topics for practitioners

NOTE: All Medrisk courses are approved for CME credit, but not all are approved for insurance discounts or medical board remediation. If you are enrolling in a course for an insurer, university or medical board, you should check with them to make sure that the course you are selecting is approved.

Risk Management Focus
The Complete Series, 3rd Edition


Nothing can guarantee you freedom against future malpractice claims—and this course makes no pretense of doing so. Rather, this course is designed to improve your awareness of how patients perceive the health care experience and the duty expected of you in various situations. This awareness will allow you to make decisions designed to improve patient satisfaction with their care while lowering your own liability exposure.


Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

1.  Verify patients’ understanding of your instructions.
2.  Know how to make an effective referral
3.  Identify and address common office-based risks.
4.  Protect patient records from unauthorized access.
5. Use proper principles of informed consent.
6. Identify common medical errors and missed diagnoses and utilize strategies to avoid them.

Target Audience

All healthcare practitioners,


This is a self-study course consisting of text and CME test.  Users should read the course content, answer the test questions and submit the answers for scoring.  Physicians who complete the course with a score of 80 percent or higher will earn a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM.


This course was developed by Rosemary Gafner, Ed.D. and James E. Schutte, Ph.D.  Their CVs are available at

CME Information

Medical Risk Management, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians.  Medical Risk Management, Inc. designates this  enduring material  for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is valid for release April 1, 2019 and expires on December 31, 2021.

Estimated time to complete this activity: 7 hours.

Commercial Support

This activity was developed solely by Medical Risk Management, Inc. without any commercial support.


Neither Dr. Gafner nor Dr. Schutte have anything to disclose.

Please check with your insurance carrier for approved courses before registering.  Courses not approved by your insurance carrier will not be accepted by them for any discounts they may offer.