9086: Risk Basics - Anesthesiology

Course Description

This course examines the most frequent errors that either cause or contribute to an anesthesia-related malpractice claim or make a claim less defensible. Topics include risk issues in documentation, communication, medications, operating room anesthesia mishaps, and systems failures. The course suggests key points to avoid these errors and improve patient safety; and, where possible, it incorporates checklists and guidelines developed by professional societies and organizations.

Learning Objectives
  1. Describe the most common risk issues that result in negative outcomes, such as poor communication and documentation within the specialty of anesthesiology
  2. Improve effective communication and documentation within anesthesia care to minimize risk issues
  3. Reduce communication, documentation, and other risk issues common to the practice of anesthesiology

Credit Awarded

  • 5% Premium Credit for Physician Policyholders
  • 1.0 CME Credit for Physicians
  • Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians

 

 

 

Course summary
Course opens: 
01/01/2022
Course expires: 
12/31/2024

Faculty & Authors

This course was developed by SVMIC’s Risk Education and Evaluation Department: Shelly Weatherly, JD, VP; Julie Loomis, AVP, Risk Education; Jeff Woods, JD, Risk Education Manager. Reviewed by Michael McAdoo, MD, on September 8, 2021. 


CME Information

Accreditation:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine (UTCOM) and State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company. The UTCOM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation:  The UTCOM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP:  The AAFP has reviewed Risk Basics: Anesthesiology and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 01/01/2022 to 12/31/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA:  This program is eligible for one (1) credit hour in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association. Physicians will need to submit a letter of completion from the University of Tennessee directly to the AOA to receive CME credits.

Continuing Education for Non-Physicians:  The UTCOM will issue Certificates of Participation to non-physicians for participating in this activity and designates it for CEUs using the national standard that 1 hour of educational instruction is awarded .1 CEU.

This activity was released on January 1, 2022 and will expire on December 31, 2024. SVMIC will not process any completions after December 31, 2024.
 

          


CME Disclosures

No commercial support was received for this activity. No speakers plan to discuss off-label use. No planners or speakers have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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