Reducing Claims in Anesthesia

Program Description

Anesthesiologists provide a range of anesthetic agents to patients and manage patients who are rendered unconscious or have diminished response to pain and stress during the course of a medical, surgical, or obstetrical procedure. In addition other clinical responsibilities include resuscitation, intensive respiratory care, and pain management.

By recognizing the risks associated with this specialty, an anesthesiologist can bring about changes that results in higher-standard of patient care, increased quality, and decreased complications.

This course requires reading seven anesthesia-related articles published by The Doctors Company, answering a series of questions, and reflecting on changes in your practice setting that would reduce risks and improve care.

Objectives

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Perform and document pre-surgical dental evaluations and prepare of emergence clenching.
  • Enhance the anesthesia consent process to include post-operative visual loss based upon risk factors. 
  • Improve working relationships with the nursing staff in the pre-op, OR, and recovery area.

Disclosure

No individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. No commercial support was provided for this activity. 

Course Developers

Susan Shepard, MSN, MA, RN, CPHRM, Director, Patient Safety Education, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Michelle Swift, BSN, JD, RN, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company 

Pam Willis, BSN, JD, RN, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Julie Hopkins, MA, MBA, Director, Continuing Medical Education, Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Continuing Education Credit

The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians.

The Doctors Company designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Doctors Company estimates two hours for completion of this course. A passing score of 80 percent or greater is required to successfully complete the activity and earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

The Doctors Company is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at ADA.org/CERP.

The Doctors Company designates this enduring material activity for 1.5 continuing education credits. Dentists should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course ID#: TDE 18002.0
Issue Date for This Activity: 02-08-2018
Expiration Date for This Activity: 02-08-2021

Disclaimer

The information and guidelines contained in this enduring material activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. The faculty recommends that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes only.

Complies with State Requirements

Please SEE the Federation of State Medical Boards overview of Continuing Medical Education requirements by State. 

Technical Requirements

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Resources

Visit our Resource document for this program.

Contact Us

If you have questions, contact educationsupport@thedoctors.com or call 800.421.2368, extension 1243.