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CME: Disclosing & Remediating Unanticipated Outcomes in Healthcare

  • Clark County Medical Society 2590 E. Russell Road Las Vegas, NV 89120 (map)

The “I’m Sorry” Dilemma, Disclosing & Remediating Unanticipated Outcomes in Healthcare

Adverse outcomes and medical errors can be catastrophic events that require thoughtful and timely responses. This program helps participants (a) understand how communication styles and techniques can enhance or impede the disclosure process, and (b) implement a plan of action for disclosing unanticipated events to patients and families. Participants will have an opportunity to analyze disclosure case scenarios and identify disclosure risk-reduction strategies that they can implement in their practices.


  1. Define an unanticipated outcome and differentiate between the types of situations that can lead to unanticipated outcomes

  2. Describe the current ethical standards for disclosing unanticipated outcomes in healthcare settings

  3. Explain the concept of the “second victim” of unanticipated outcomes and identify strategies to support second victims

  4. List the components of the “communication and resolution” approach to disclosure

  5. Identify the key steps in the disclosure process and who should participate

Accreditation statement:

MedPro Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MedPro Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.