Interventional Radiology: Communications and Assessments (Claims Corner CME)
Ensuring patient safety for any procedure requires communication between the diagnosing physician and the proceduralist. This includes ensuring all physicians are aware of pre-procedural testing that the proceduralist would need to adequately care for the patient and manage complications. In this case an assumption was made about lab tests that had been made. Adequate post-procedural monitoring is also critical to ensure that potential complications are noted early.
|Course ID #:||TDE 190550.0||Issue Date:||09/30/2019||Expiration Date:||09/30/2022|
After completing this activity, learners will be able to:
- Review assessment documentation to ensure that all necessary information is available and not make assumptions about missing information.
- Ensure the recovering patients have an adequate recovery process in place.
- Communicate with ordering physicians about any needed testing prior to a procedure.
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The information and guidelines contained in this activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. We recommend that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes and should be used as a reference guide only.
Susan Shepard, MSN, MA, RN, CPHRM, Senior Director, Patient Safety and Risk Management Education, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company
Julie Hopkins, MA, MBA, Director, Continuing Professional Education, The Doctors Company
Continuing Education Credit
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The Doctors Company designates this activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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