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Risk and Claims in Plastic Surgery II: Special Issues (1 credit Monograph)

Hours: 1.00

Target Audience: Plastic surgeons in clinical practice.  Other interested healthcare providers are also welcome to participate.

Original Release Date: August 14, 2013
Review Date: August 1, 2016
Expiration Date: September 30, 2017

Description: This activity includes a review of some special risk issues specific to plastic surgery: smoking, body dysmorphia disorder, the captain of ship effect in multi-specialty surgery claims, malignant hyperthermia, and problems in payment and collections. It will make use of medical malpractice claims data and claims examples, findings from peer-reviewed literature, and professional guidelines for the purpose of substantiating the risk management recommendations presented.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants should be able to
1. Implement the most cost effective strategy for detecting covert smokers pre-operatively.
2. Access a short screening tool for body dysmorphia disorder appropriate to the cosmetic surgery setting.
3. Define the “captain of ship” effect in multi-specialty surgery claims.
4. Access professional guidelines for malignant hyperthermia.
5. Implement risk reduction procedures regarding payment and collections in a plastic surgery practice.

Learning Assessment: There will be a post test for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 4 out of 5 correct answers.

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

Residents will earn a certificate of completion. Physicians will earn CME credit. CME Information - Read

Method and Medium: To obtain CME credit, read the entire monograph online, download to a printer and read, or download and save to your computer. Complete the evaluation and post test and print your certificate online.

CME Credit: 1.0


MOC Approved: Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") and Association of American Colleges' ("AAMC") joint initiative to create a wide array of Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities, ' . $this->title . ' has met the MOC requirements as a Part II activity by the following ABMS Member Boards:

  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery



State Requirements: Based on information from state licensing authorities published by the AMA, this program meets specific CME requirements for the following states:
Florida -  This activity includes content in Preventing Medical Errors
Connecticut - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Massachusetts - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Pennsylvania - This activity includes content in Risk Management / Patient Safety
Texas - This activity includes content in Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility

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Disclosure:  The authors, expert reviewers and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

About the Authors and Expert Reviewers - Read Bios
Ruth Ryan RN, BSN, MSW and James W. Wade, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Managing Editor: Dawer Azizi, MHA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Manager of Risk Management

Editor: Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members - Read

Electronic Hardware and Software Requirements - Read

Web Master Contact Information: For assistance, contact Shea Ivey at 866/398-1038 or help@medicalinteractive.com

Copyright Information: Copyright © 2013

Disclaimer: This activity is presented as risk management education.  It is not legal advice, nor does it establish medical standards of care.  Standards of care vary depending on the unique presentation of each patient.  The information contained herein is not a substitute for the reasonable discretion of skilled and informed clinicians at the point of care.

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This course is offered through Experix, a wholly owned subsidiary of Physicians Insurance, and is based on more than 30 years' experience in providing continuing medical education. This course is complimentary for Physicians Insurance members.

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