An Athletic Trainer's Guide to Malpractice Prevention

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The purpose of this presentation is to examine and discuss current and emerging liability exposures confronting athletic training professionals. Our goal is to help athletic trainers understand their major areas of vulnerability and take appropriate action to protect their patients from harm and themselves and their employers from potential litigation. This presentation will feature claim scenarios and high-level risk control recommendations which, if implemented appropriately, can help prevent incidents and increase patient satisfaction while minimizing exposure to lawsuits and licensure/certification actions.

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  • Participant will be able to understand the most common claims of negligence made against Athletic Trainers in malpractice lawsuits., 
  • Participant will be able to understand the most common patient injuries in malpractice lawsuits., 
  • Participant will be able to identify key risk management tools Athletic Trainers can incorporate into their practice.


Domain 5: Health Care Administration and Professional Responsibility

CEUs: 1.25 Category A

Keywords: legal, law, malpractice, risk management, negligence, liability, leadership, 

Jennifer Flynn, CPHRM

Jennifer Flynn, CPHRM, is Vice President of Risk Management for Nurses Service Organization in the Healthcare Division of Aon’s Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. Specializing in risk management and having worked in the health care insurance business for over 21 years, Jennifer is dedicated to educating nurses and health care professionals on professional liability risks and offers strategies to mitigate those risks by supporting patient safety principles and developing quality management programs. In addition to being a frequent national speaker on healthcare risk and liability, Jennifer is also a published author on various risk management topics. Jennifer is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management and is a licensed Property & Casualty agent. She earned a BA in Psychology from Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania.

Lynn Pierce, BSN, RN, CPHRM

Lynn Pierce, BSN, RN, CPHRM, is a risk control director for CNA Healthcare. Prior to joining CNA, she worked in such clinical settings as emergency, surgical and cardiac critical care, and cardiac and orthopedic rehabilitation services. She has served as a director of risk management in acute care hospitals and integrated health care systems and has held leadership positions in risk management, quality, HIPAA privacy, environmental and patient safety, case management, corporate compliance, Workers’ Compensation and infection prevention. In 2002, she became a certified legal nurse consultant. She earned her BSN from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia. 

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