9088: Risk Basics - Surgical Practice
The purpose of this activity is to review the common risk issues associated with the non-clinical patient-safety issues of surgery as revealed through medical malpractice claims data. The risks associated with surgical practice – including risks of failed communication and documentation – are examined, process gaps are explored, and strategies to avoid risk are offered.
- Recognize the most common risk management issues associated with the surgical practice
- List risks of poor communication, documentation, medication errors, and other factors that make a claim or lawsuit indefensible
- Identify risk management strategies to improve delivery of care in the surgical specialty
- Apply appropriate tracking systems, protocols, checklists, and electronic systems to effectively improve patient safety
- 5% Premium Credit for Physician Policyholders
- 1.0 CME Credit for Physicians
- Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians
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 A. McAdoo, MD, on July 31, 2021.
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: Surgical Practice and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 01/01/2023 to 12/31/2023. 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 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, or AOA members may self-report the activity.
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.
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.