Course: Risk Management Rounds: Ambulatory Care, 2nd Edition
Author: Rosemary Gafner and James Schutte
AMA PRA Category 1 credits: 6
Estimated Hours to Complete Course: 5.00
Estimated Minutes to Complete Test: 60
Course Release Date: 2/1/2015
Course Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Tips on avoiding risks associated with clinic- or outpatient-based episodic care

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Risk Management Rounds
Ambulatory Care, 2nd Edition


Outpatient and ambulatory care centers are becoming increasingly popular for their convenience and cost-saving features. However, they carry a whole new set of risks for health care practitioners. This course will identify those risks and offer tips on avoiding liability.


Upon completion of this course, a physician should be able to:

1.  Identify factors that can jeopardize continuity of care in an ambulatory environment, and take appropriate steps to avoid them.
2.  Address potential risks to patient safety brought about by the use of mid-level providers such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
3.  Act in the best interests of yourself and your patient when performing examinations at the request of third parties.
4.  Avoid risks associated with inappropriate clinic advertising campaigns.
5.  Develop and implement written policies and procedures for handling situations that could put patients at risk for harm .

Target Audience
Any health care provider who practices in an outpatient setting.


This is a self-study course consisting of text and CME test.  Physicians should read the course content, answer the test questions and submit the answers for scoring.  Those who complete the course with a score of 80 percent or higher will earn a maximum of 6 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 6 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 February 1, 2019 and expires on December 31, 2021.

Estimated time to complete this activity: 6 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.

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