Risk Management

As an Ortho-Preferred member, we offer you a variety of risk management solutions to help you reduce your liability. We work closely with risk management experts to continually publish research on risk issues and promote patient safety and satisfaction strategies. In addition, through MedPro Group, Ortho-Preferred members can take advantage of customized consulting services and targeted risk management products designed to meet your needs while respecting your budget and your time.

Risk Management Rounds: Orthopaedics Plus, Volume VIII

Each year, Ortho-Preferred requires members to complete an online risk management course to satisfy your risk management requirement for the policy period. The course is complimentary and is worth up to 6 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. The current Risk Management Course is Risk Management Rounds: Orthopaedics Plus, Volume VIII.

Risk Management Rounds: Orthopaedics Plus, Volume VIII

Overview: This is not a clinical course. The authors are not physicians, but risk management educators who specialize in training doctors to recognize and avoid the common lapses in communication, documentation, record-keeping, teamwork, and other factors that are often at the root of avoidable malpractice claims.

Upon completion of this course, a physician should be able to:

  1. Explain the criteria that must be met to obtain informed consent that will withstand later challenges in court.
  2. Describe the problems presented in communicating effectively with patients who have low health literacy, and how to overcome them.
  3. Explain the importance of verbally reviewing all written materials with your patient.
  4. Explain how to discharge a patient from your practice in a way that is least likely to provoke a retaliatory complaint or lawsuit.

Authors: James Schutte PhD and Rosemary Gafner EdD

Estimate Hours to Complete Course: 5.5
Estimate Minutes to Complete Test: 30

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Continuing Education

Continuing education for an Orthopaedic Surgeon is critical to keeping up with advances in medicine and changes in delivery of care. Ortho-Preferred recognizes the importance of continuing education and encourages members to maintain, develop and increase their knowledge, skills and professional performance and relationships. We have partnered with Eastern, Southern, and Western Orthopaedic Associations to offer you a yearly Self-Assessment Exam, free-of-charge, to our Ortho-Preferred members.

Eastern, Southern and Western Orthopaedic Associations’ Self-Assessment Exam 2018

  • Exam Format: 100 multiple-choice questions
  • Credits Available: 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Area of focus: General Orthopaedics
  • Notes: Scored and recorded examinations can be applied to the scored and recorded self-assessment requirements as mandated by the ABOS Maintenance of Certification (MOC©) process and will count toward the CME credit requirement, as well.

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 Foundation for Orthopaedic Research & Education (FORE) and Eastern, Southern and Western Orthopaedic Associations. The Foundation for Orthopaedic Research & Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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Continuing Education