Preventing Adverse Outcomes: Obstetrics

Program Description

This course is based on liability claims data from the PIAA and The Doctors Company and from the Obstetrics and Gynecology: A clinical guide to improving patient safety and managing risk. It is intended as an essential reference for obstetricians, gynecologists, family practitioners, and advanced practice providers who are actively involved in delivering women’s healthcare. 


After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Educate colleagues about the most frequent allegations and contributing factors identified in liability claims related to obstetrical care.
  • Assess my practice for opportunities to reduce risk and improve quality of care provided to obstetric patients.
  • Implement three or more strategies that can reduce liability and improve quality.  


No individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

Course Developers

Julie Brightwell, BSN, JD, RN, CPHRM, Director, Hospital and Facility Patient Safety, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Miranda Felde, MHA, CPHRM, CPPS, ARM, CRM, CIC, Vice President, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Julie Hopkins, MA, MBA, Director, Continuing Medical Education, Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Continuing Education Credit

The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians.

The Doctors Company designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Doctors Company estimates three hours for completion of this course. A passing score of 80 percent or greater is required to successfully complete the activity and earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Course ID#: TDE 17021.0
Issue Date for This Activity: 11/01/2017
Expiration Date for This Activity: 11/01/2020


The information and guidelines contained in this enduring material activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. The faculty recommends that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes only.

Complies with State Requirements

Please SEE the Federation of State Medical Boards overview of Continuing Medical Education requirements by State. 

Technical Requirements

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Contact Us

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