Risky Business: Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine
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The emergency department is a unique clinical environment where patients present with a wide variety of illnesses, varying levels of acuity and where there is often pressure to make clinical decisions under less than optimal conditions. As a result, emergency physicians are in a higher risk category than many other medical specialties.
This Roadshow is designed to improve physicians’ capacity to identify individual and systematic sources of error in the ED. In particular we will focus on how to avoid cognitive/affective errors that lead to delayed or missed diagnosis and how to manage ethical challenges, with the goal of improved patient safety and reduced legal risk. The Roadshow will include case-based lectures and clinical scenarios to enhance learning and clinical performance. Join us at this new and exciting CAEP Roadshow and learn from the experts in clinical decision making and ethics in emergency medicine.
By the end of this program, the learner will be able to:
• Identify the legal, professional and ethical considerations unique to emergency medicine.
• Describe specific guidelines and strategies to manage the ethical challenges frequently encountered by emergency physicians
• Demonstrate knowledge of the major antecedents of error, common diagnostic errors and their impact on patients
• Recognize principal cognitive errors that underlie diagnostic error
• Implement specific strategies to identify and avoid common cognitive errors
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“I found this roadshow excellent, informative, intellectually stimulating and timely.”
“Risky Business really helped me recognize pitfalls in relying too much on my experience vs thinking analytically about each problem.”
CAEP wishes to thank the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) for contributing to the development of this Roadshow.
Contact Janice MacIsaac, CME Manager at 613.523.3343 ext. 20 to discuss bringing the Risky Business Roadshow to your hospital.
Any use and/or application, in any location, in any manner, of any of the content or materials of the Risky Business Roadshow by any participant of the said Risky Business Roadshow or any other individual shall be at the sole and complete discretion of the said participant or individual. For greater certainty CAEP and the speakers/presenters shall have no liability whatsoever for any use and/or application, in any location, in any manner, of any of the content or materials of the Risky Business Roadshow by any Risky Business Roadshow participant or any other individual.