Advanced Practice Professionals and Medical Assistants: Enhancing Patient Safety/Reducing Liability

Enrollment Information:
This enrollment will expire September 30, 2019.
You must complete all course requirements (including claiming CEs) and save/print the completion certificate by September 30, 2019.


With the increased use and reliance on APPs, medical assistants, and nurses in the clinical setting, there are inherent and complex liability and patient safety risks that emerge. This topic allows an exploration of this issue. The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to understand the sometimes subtle differences between providers and APPs and recognize when scope of practice issues could arise. The presentation will use case examples and claims data to demonstrate how to improve patient safety and minimize liability risks pertaining to advanced practice professionals and medical assistants.


Learning Objectives:
By the end of this webinar-based self-study you should be able to:

  • Distinguish whether a work practice is within or outside the scope of practice/scope of service for advanced practice professionals and medical assistants.
  • Apply your knowledge of advanced practice professional’s scope of practice to how you collaboratively work within the healthcare team.
  • Demonstrate supervision of advanced practice professionals and medical assistants through use of protocols, job descriptions and medical record reviews.


Level of Learning:


Domain of Practice:
Claims & Litigation


Katie Theodorakis, JD


Criteria for Successful Completion:
To receive continuing nursing education contact hours, participants must achieve 80% on the post-test and complete an evaluation at its conclusion.


Continuing Education:
This program is approved contact hours toward the fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow) and toward CPHRM (Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management) renewal. CE credit may be used toward CPHRM renewal only by those holding the credential at the time of the program.

American Society for Healthcare Risk Management is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 1.0 hour
Passing Score: 80%


Conflict of Interest Statement:
As required by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, we would like to make you aware of all potential conflicts of interest.

This educational activity’s planners and presenters have indicated that they have no bias or conflict of interest.


Commercial Support:
There is no sponsorship for this event.


Date Published: June 2015
Date to be Reviewed:  Q1 2020
Date of Contact Hour Expiration:  Q4 2019