Risk management is the process of identifying, analyzing, and addressing areas of existing and potential risk. Risk management is applicable to both your professional and personal life. It is important to manage the risks in your professional life in order to provide your patients/clients with the highest quality of care in an environment that poses the lowest level of risk.
It is important that you manage the risks in your personal life in order to reduce worry for yourself and your loved ones, and also to protect your assets. Proactive risk management practices can help avoid or reduce liability, which, if left unmanaged, can have a severe impact on your life. APTA offers a number of excellent resources to assist you in your efforts to manage your professional and personal risks.