Post-Surgical Management of Antiphospholipid Syndrome Leads to Adverse Outcome (Claims Corner CME)


Clinical judgment involves a clinician’s utilization of objective and subjective information to arrive at treatment decisions. The way providers process or interpret information, or cognitive bias, can also impact clinical judgment. This program presents a case study that reveals multiple factors which contributed to the patient’s adverse outcome or injury. After reviewing the case details, we will highlight three of those contributing factors that influenced the case.

Course ID #: 221198.0 Issue Date: 12/1/2022 Expiration Date: 12/1/2025

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Inform patients of the risks vs benefits of lifelong anticoagulation.
  • Engage in shared decision making regarding anticoagulant medication treatment.
  • Utilize two strategies that can reduce the risk of a malpractice claim involving medication regimen management.


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


The information and guidelines contained in this activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. We recommend that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes and should be used as a reference guide only.

Course Developers

Kathrine Soulsby, BSN, RN, Senior Patient Safety Analyst, The Doctors Company
Amy Wasdin, RN, MBA, CPHRM, CPHQ, Director, Patient Safety Staff Education, The Doctors Company
Johanna Lackner, MPH, MSW, Senior Director, Continuing Professional Development, Department of 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 educational activities for physicians.
The Doctors Company designates this activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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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