Nip It in the Bud: Strategies for Addressing Disruptive Behavior in Healthcare

Release Date: September 1, 2021
Expiration Date: August 31, 2024
Format: Enduring
Credit: 1.0 CME


Traci Espenship, MS, BSN, RN, CPHQ, CPPS, CPHRM
Senior Patient Safety & Risk Consultant, MedPro Group

Teresa K. Phillips, MSA, BSN, RN, CPHRM
Senior Patient Safety & Risk Consultant, MedPro Group

Program Details

Disruptive behavior in healthcare has the potential to harm patients, staff, providers, and organizations. This program will help physicians understand how disruptive behavior affects patient care and professional practice. It will also help physicians learn how to be aware of possible disruptive behaviors in themselves, peers, and staff. Effective strategies are presented in this program to assist physicians in addressing disruptive behaviors to minimize any potential risk.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  1. Identify three different types of disruptive behavior
  2. Describe the potential effects that disruptive behavior can have on patient care and professional practice
  3. Recognize behaviors in themselves, peers, and/or staff that might be considered disruptive behavior
  4. Implement effective strategies to address disruptive behaviors when encountered in the workplace

CE and Premium Credit Details

MedPro Group is pleased to offer insureds an opportunity to earn continuing education (CE) hours. There is no cost for this test or the corresponding CE credit. Please make sure you have viewed the activity completely before taking this test. If you pass the test with a score of 70 percent or higher, you will be issued 1.0 CE credit(s) and can print a copy of the CE certificate for your education files.

Webinars do not need to be completed in one sitting, but participants should note the time they stop watching so they can restart the video at the appropriate time.

Program Approval

ACCME Commendation logo MedPro Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

MedPro Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Healthcare providers should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Osteopathic physicians, nonphysician doctors, and advanced practice healthcare professionals may take the test and submit their certificates to their professional CE accrediting bodies for review and consideration.

Premium Credit

This activity offers 1.0 hour(s) of risk education credit with full documented participation. MedPro Group insureds who successfully complete this activity might be eligible to apply earned risk education hours toward a premium credit. To receive a 1-year risk management premium credit, insureds must take two 1-hour on-demand programs.

Approval by MedPro Group does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board. Premium credit eligibility and amount are subject to state insurance filings and policy type. Completion of a risk management course does not imply or guarantee renewal.

To learn more about premium credit eligibility, please contact us at 800-463-3776.

Commercial Support and Faculty Disclosure

MedPro Group developed this CE activity without commercial support. CE planners, content developers, editors, committee members, and MedPro Group Risk Solutions staff report that they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests or ineligible company.

Legal Disclaimers

The information and guidance provided here should not be construed as medical or legal advice and should not be construed as rules or establishing a standard of care. Because the facts applicable to your situation may vary, or the regulations applicable in your jurisdiction may differ, please contact your attorney or other professional advisors if you have any questions related to your legal or medical obligations or rights, state or federal laws, contract interpretation, or other legal questions.

About MedPro Group

MedPro Group is the marketing name used to refer to the insurance operations of The Medical Protective Company, Princeton Insurance Company, PLICO, Inc. and MedPro RRG Risk Retention Group. All insurance products are underwritten and administered by these and other Berkshire Hathaway affiliates, including National Fire & Marine Insurance Company. Product availability is based upon business and/or regulatory approval and may differ between companies.

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Technical Requirements

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