3D Printing, Droids and Drones in Healthcare and the Essentials on Conducting an ERM Risk Assessment for Emerging Technology

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.


This topic is critical for all healthcare risk managers. It is prudent for healthcare risk managers to master the skill of conducting a well thought out ERM risk assessment for emerging technology. This webinar will discuss some trends with 3-D printing, droids and drones and project future use in the healthcare industry. Then the presentation will focus on the ERM framework and how to conduct a risk assessment for this type of technology. The practical approach will engage the audience and allow them to take away lessons learned to adapt a similar approach to new technology being proposed for introduction into their organizations. Ultimately, by implementing such an approach the healthcare risk manager is protecting patients and staff from unexpected injury and the organization from liability.  In addition, this type of exercise is potentially creating value for the organization by introducing the benefits and possibility for revenue generation and/or cost savings across the organization.


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

  • Summarize the possible utilization of 3-D printing, droids and drones in healthcare along with the benefits and liability exposure.
  •  Describe the typical ERM plan, and why it is critical to conduct a comprehensive review using domains and a risk list. 
  • Explain how to conduct an emerging technology risk assessment and the benefits of presenting the liability and value creation findings.


Level of Learning:


Domain of Practice:


Susan Salpeter RN, MBA, ARM


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:  October 2016
Date to be Reviewed:  Q1 2020
Date of Contact Hour Expiration:  Q4 2019

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ASHRM & ANCC 1 hour January 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019