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									New Obstetrics, Neonatal Courses Added to ECRI Institute e-Learn Online Continuing


Courses offer new risk reduction strategies for this high risk specialty

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obstetrics services are consistently

ranked among the highest risk medical specialty areas. To help providers learn practical strategies for

reducing risk and improving the culture of safety, ECRI Institute announces the addition of seven new

obstetrics-related courses to their online continuing education program, e-Learn(TM).

"Creating a culture of safety, which includes improving communication and teamwork, is essential to reducing

obstetrics risk," stated Kathy Shostek, Senior Risk Management Analyst, ECRI Institute, during a recent

audio conference on reducing obstetric liability risk. "This includes empowering team members to intervene

anytime patient safety is jeopardized."

The seven new e-Learn courses comprise a multiple-part, in-depth CME offering on "Obstetrics and Neonatal

Safety." The courses cover:

  1. Quality Improvement      2. Assessing Risks     3. Practices to Improve Safety      4. Patient Education   5.

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking       6. Care Models and Settings       7. Neonatal Patient SafetyAccording to the

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 91% of Obstetricians have been sued for negligence.

Additionally, the Physician Insurance Associations Data Sharing program indicates that the frequency of

obstetric claims is declining but the severity and average indemnity of these claims is increasing.

ECRI Institute's courses include proven learning techniques to help healthcare providers address these key

obstetrical risk areas and more. The catalog of risk management and patient safety courses now includes

over 100 Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses. Additionally, e-Learn courses are based on ECRI

Institute's 40 years of independent research, which is backed by strict conflict-of-interest policies.

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ECRI Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to

provide continuing medical education for physicians. The CME opportunities associated with these courses

have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Elements and Accreditation

Policies of ACCME and are designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM).

For     more     information      about     ECRI      Institute's     e-Learn,     visit,        contact, or call (610) 825-6000, ext. 5891. For medical malpractice insurance carriers or

discounts on bulk orders, contact Sharon Murphy by phone at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5145; by e-mail at; or by mail at ECRI Institute, 5200 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1298, USA.

ECRI Institute, a nonprofit organization, dedicates itself to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research

to healthcare to discover which medical procedures, devices, drugs, and processes are best to enable

improved patient care. As pioneers in this science for more than 40 years, ECRI Institute marries experience

and independence with the objectivity of evidence-based research. ECRI Institute is designated a

Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization and an Evidence-based Practice by the U.S. Agency

for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO is listed as a federally certified Patient Safety

Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For more information, visit



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