DT Ortho-Preferred Risk Management Home Study Volume 1 - Emerging Liability Risks
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In publishing this program, neither the author nor the publisher is engaged in rendering legal, medical, or other professional service. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, please call your medical malpractice carrier’s risk management department.
This program aims to provide the orthopaedic surgeon with the educational tools necessary to lower medical malpractice exposure by generating awareness of emerging medical liability risks so that proactive steps may be taken to avoid such risks thereby improving patient outcomes.
INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED MEDICAL EDUCATION MISSION STATEMENT
The Institute for Advanced Medical Education’s (IAME) mission is to raise the bar in Continuing Medical Education (CME) by going beyond the minimum requirements for CME and extending a vision that continues to reach new levels. IAME’s purpose is to provide educational activities that lead to improved delivery of patient care. Physician participants are provided with high quality educational opportunities designed to improve practice-based skills in different health care settings.
To accomplish its mission, IAME’s CME programs will develop educational content:
- That is evidence-based, commercially unbiased, and employs effective adult learning principles;
- That educates physicians in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, emerging technologies, procedures, and interventions in medicine and practice-related needs;
- That continually responds to identified needs of physicians with strategies that assess and advance physician competence, enhance physician performance, and narrow clinical practice gaps; and
- That supplies appropriate and necessary methodologies for learning that provide credits for re-licensure to physicians who have mandatory requirements set by state medical boards.
IAME serves a national audience of practicing physicians and allied health professionals. Potential physician participants include, but are not limited to, specialists such as radiologists, neurologists, surgeons, cardiologists, and obstetricians. IAME also serves a secondary audience that includes allied health professionals who are also members of the health care team.
Type of Activities
The types of activities that IAME provides are interactive learning formats: live patient assessments, live events, internet-based enduring materials, and journal-based CME. IAME produces educational programs and services that facilitate learning in basic sciences, diagnostic modalities, technical skills, therapeutics, and patient management. Educational delivery systems are tailored to the continuing professional development needs of the participants in support of the following six general competencies: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice.
IAME’s goal is to provide educational activities that lead to improved patient care. The expected results of IAME’s educational activities are achieved through focused medical programs that contribute to the lifelong learning of its participants. IAME relies on a variety of instruments to assess and quantify the impact of these activities on physician performance, competence, or patient outcomes. Specific expected results include an increase in applied knowledge, the refinement of skill sets, and the ability to apply new techniques or skills known to improve the quality of clinical practice and patient care.
- To provide participants with an unbiased educational experience that will improve their understanding of risk management principles so that those principles can be applied in their practice.
- To provide participants with an in-depth exposure to current trends in legal allegations made against orthopaedic surgeons which illustrate breaches in the standard of care.
- To provide participants with an opportunity to be exposed to educational tools that will help ensure patient safety within their practice.
After completing the CME instructional media program, the learner should be better able to devise and refine a perspective on current treatment recommendations, updates, and advances pertinent to orthopaedic practice; evaluate the implications of the learned information as it pertains to patient factors that contribute to poor outcomes and formulate strategies to prevent them; and apply current trends, standards, and best practices into the learner’s own practice.
INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED MEDICAL EDUCATION ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of IAME and Data Trace Publishing Company. IAME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Date of Release: June 30, 2021
Expiration Date of CME Activity: August 1, 2023
IAME designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
To receive CME credit, you are required to complete the CME Questionnaire after you have read the enclosed educational material. In order to qualify for CME credit, a score of 70% or more must be achieved on the examination material. You are responsible for notifying your state of the number of credits you have received. Participants are requested to complete a course evaluation for use in developing future issues and to meet the unique educational requirements of orthopaedic surgeons.
INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED MEDICAL EDUCATION DISCLOSURE POLICY
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, educational activities must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. As an organization accredited by the ACCME, IAME requires all faculty, presenters, speakers, authors, and reviewers participating in any IAME-sponsored activities to disclose any relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests to the program audience. “Relevant financial relationships” are financial relationships of the individual (including those of the individual’s spouse or partner) in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE INFORMATION
It is the policy of the Institute for Advanced Medical Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its individually sponsored or jointly sponsored educational programs. All faculty, presenters, speakers, authors, and reviewers participating in any Institute for Advanced Medical Education sponsored programs are expected to disclose any relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests to the program audience. “Relevant financial relationships” are financial relationships of the individual (including those of the individual’s spouse or partner) in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. ACCME Policy on Commercial Support mandates that the content of accredited activities be objective and free of commercial bias. The intent of this policy is that readers may form their own judgments about the presentations and that we can use independent review to resolve all identified conflicts of interest.
In addition to disclosing commercial relationships, faculty are advised of the following policies:
Each CME planner and author has submitted a conflict of interest disclosure in order to identify relevant financial relationships and resolve conflicts.
Limitations on Data: Presenter will ensure, to the extent possible, meaningful disclosure of limitations on data (e.g., ongoing research, interim analyses, preliminary data, or unsupported opinion).
Discussion of Unapproved Uses: If unapproved (unlabeled) uses are discussed during the CME activity, the presenter will disclose when a product is not approved in the United States (and/or the nation where the activity takes place) for the use under discussion.
This course was developed by James E. Schutte, PhD. Dr. Schutte discloses no relationships with commercial interests.
No one at Data Trace Publishing Company or IAME who had any control of this activity has relationships with commercial interests.
In this Issue:
- Emerging Liability Risks - Introduction
- COVID-19: The Threat Continues
- Electronic Health Records: The Devil in the Details
- Other Emerging Threats
- Continuing Medical Education Questionnaire