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Risk Management Program- Take Aim at Risk

To enroll in this program, please contact Alicia Alexander at 213-576-8503 or at

Accreditation Statement

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

No planner, reviewer, faculty, or staff for this activity has any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.


This CME activity aims to provide physician learners and paraprofessionals with information and strategies for reducing professional liability risk exposure as well as for improving patient safety and the patient care experience.  The activity uses case study methodology to illustrate recurring themes in malpractice cases.  Case presentations include debriefing on the proximate and root causes of injury using James Reason’s Model for Error (the Swiss Cheese Model).  This model encourages attendees to regard injury as having multiple versus singular root causes and hopefully, to evaluate the quality and integrity of their own systems and communication.

Summary of Content:

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. is a physician-owned and physician-directed corporation created to provide California physicians with medical professional liability coverage and other services related to their medical practice.  The purpose of the CAP CME activity is to provide education that promotes change, development and improvement for our physician learners and other health care learners. Our CME activity provides high-quality, evidence-based educational activities that are developed to increase physician competence, enhance practice performance, and/or promote patient safety and whenever possible, improve patient outcomes in the populations served by our learners.

General Information

You are not required to complete this Curriculum in one sitting.  Our site will track your progress and allow you to log in at a later date to complete each Module.  You will have six (6) months from the date you start a module to complete the full Curriculum.  The full Curriculum will take approximately two and a half (2.5) hours to complete, and is in a case discussion/response quiz format.  In order to receive credit for completing the module, you will be required to complete the evaluation presented at the end of the Modules. 

Target Audience

Physician learners of all specialties and practice locations and other health professionals including nurse practitioners, physician assistants and RNs.

Medium Used

Proprietary E-Learning program

Release Date:  March 6, 2023

Expiration Date:  March 5, 2026

CME Granting Organization

Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc.
333 S. Hope St., 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Content Disclaimer

The information presented in this program should not be considered legal advice applicable to a specific situation. Legal guidance for individual matters should be obtained from a retained attorney.


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Hardware and Software Requirements

To view our internet online presentations, your computer must meet the requirements below:

Hardware: Participants must have a personal computer with internet connection and speakers or an iOS or Android mobile device.

Operating Systems and Browsers

Windows 10 and later:

Internet Explorer 10 (requires Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later)

Google Chrome 63.0 or later

Firefox 55.0 or later 

Mac OSX 10.11 and later:

Safari 10 and later

Google Chrome 63.0 or later

Firefox 55.0 or later 

iPad iOS 10.0 and later:


Google Chrome 63.0 or later

Android Tablets OS 7.0 (Nougat) and later

Google Chrome 63.0 or later

Smartphones: Not recommended

Bandwidth:  High Speed or DSL

About the Authors

This activity was prepared by the CAP Risk Management & Patient Safety staff who have many years of experience as experts and thought leaders in clinical risk management, practice management and adverse event handling.  These highly qualified individuals have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with learners to help reduce risk and increase the quality of patient care.

Accreditation Statement

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc., is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc., designates this Internet Enduring Material Activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Outcomes/Objectives

By the end of this activity, the learner should be able to:

  1. Employ risk strategies to improve patient safety and avoid patient injuries.
  2. Implement improvement strategies with physician-patient communications to avoid misinterpretation of clinical information.
  3. Manage systems and processes to avoid the most common malpractice allegations identified from CAP closed claims case studies.
  4. Integrate office-based tools and processes that exist as safeguards to reduce professional liability risks and prevent patient harm.
  5. Perform comprehensive documentation of patient care and other related patient management decisions.
  6. Adapt awareness of Cultural Linguistic Competency and Implicit Bias when interacting with patients and their families.
Method and Medium

Method and Medium

To obtain CME/credit, view the entire online presentation and complete the evaluation survey.Then you will be able to print your certificate online. 

NP, PA & RN Information

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants will earn a certificate of completion.


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