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Case Closed: General Surgery

Review patient presentation, physician action, allegations and risk management considerations for general surgery cases. The ultimate goal in publishing this activity is to help physicians practice safe medicine.

Visit our CME site to take this course. 

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • recognize strategies to improve patient care, avoid litigation and enhance defensibility in the event of a lawsuit;
  • explain how good documentation techniques can help prevent malpractice claims;
  • identify ways in which a good process to obtain and document informed consent can affect physician liability; and
  • discuss common causes of medical liability claims in surgical care.

CME Discount

TMLT policyholders who complete this program may earn a 3% discount that will be applied to their next eligible policy period. 

CME Credit

The Texas Medical Liability Trust designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM and 1 credit in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility. 

Release date: September 1, 2022
Expiration date: September 1, 2025