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Activity Steps


Healthcare leaders need to develop risk management programs to help PTs manage their liability exposure. Malpractice data can be a powerful patient safety tool by revealing clinical patterns that contribute to medical errors and by enabling PTs and PT Practice Owners to more accurately identify gaps in patient safety programs and make improvements to their practice's risk management plan.

Purpose of Activity

From HPSO and CNA's new liability claim report update, this program addresses some of physical therapists' most common professional liability concerns, including emerging risks and ways that PTs can protect themselves from liability exposures.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. 1. Analyze the actions and issues that prompted allegations of negligence against physical therapists, as well as the areas of physical therapy practice named most frequently in malpractice lawsuits.
  2. 2. Define the average incurred expenses for physical therapists in a malpractice lawsuit or licensing board investigation.
  3. 3. Identify processes that physical therapists can implement into their practice to reduce their potential liability and increase patient safety.
Price: $12.95


  • LPTB 2.0 CH
  • NSBPT 2.0 CH

This course has been approved by the Nevada Physical Therapy Board for 2 Hours of continuing education.

Test Code: HPSO1021PT
Published: October 2021
Expires: 10/25/2024
Required Passing Score: 8/10 (80%)
Authors: Jennifer Flynn, CPHRM; Lynn Pierce, BSN, RN, CPHRM