Risk Management Strategies for Deposition Preparation of a Health Care Provider

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.


Many risk managers are tasked with varying roles within their increasingly complex organizations, including a role in litigation management and assistance with legal proceedings involving the health care provider. This presentation will provide analysis of the importance of deposition testimony and strategies to assist with the preparation of health care providers for deposition and legal testimony. Risk Managers may work independently and in conjunction with defense counsel to prepare health care providers for their testimony in a deposition, trial or other legal proceeding such as Workers' Compensation cases, criminal hearings and Guardianship issues. Methodologies of the 4C's for deposition preparation will be discussed that can be utilized to assist with the preparation of any health care staff member, including management, IT or HIM department members and other personnel involved in the litigation process. Strategies for practical and professional support will be addressed.  


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

  • Restate the importance of a deposition on litigation management and the method for successful health care provider preparation for deposition, trial or other legal proceedings.
  • Analyze situations in their own institutions where these witness preparation strategies could be applied to benefit the staff and organization
  • Define best practices used to prepare clinicians and nonclinical witnesses for litigation or other testimony.


Level of Learning:


Domain of Practice:
Claims & Litigation


Kay E. Tipton, CPHRM


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:  January 2018
Date to be Reviewed:  Q1 2020
Date of Contact Hour Expiration:  Q4 2019