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Activity Steps

Description

Note: This was a previously recorded webinar. You must watch the entire presentation to receive credit. At the conclusion of the presentation, return to the activity and take the test to receive a certificate.

The webinar will explore indemnity and expenses for professional liability claims on behalf of physical therapists insured under the CNA/HPSO program during a five-year period. This program will describe top allegations made against physical therapists in malpractice lawsuits as well as patient injuries and outcomes. Using this information, physical therapists can examine their own current practices in relation to the allegations of malpractice in relation to claims and losses experienced by their peers. Selected claims asserted against physical therapists will be discussed.

Purpose of Activity

To provide recommendations to reduce physical therapists liability risk based on liability patterns and trends.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. List the leading allegations made against physical therapists in malpractice lawsuits.
  2. Define the average cost to defend and the indemnity for physical therapists in malpractice lawsuits.
  3. Identify key risk management tools that physical therapists can incorporate into their practice.
Price: $12.95

Credits:

  • FPTA 1.0 CH

The Florida Physical Therapy Association has approved this continuing education activity. CE21-494553

Professions: Physical Therapist
Test Code: RAPT0815W
Published: Oct 2015
Expires: 12/31/2021
Required Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Jennifer Flynn, BA; Lynn Pierce, BSN, RN, CPHRM
Topics: Liability