AO Spine NA Seminar - Managing Complications: Clinically, Ethically, and Legally
Join a team of AO Spine NA experts and an experienced medical attorney as they discuss cases with complications and how to manage them outside of the operating room
Watch our pre-course webinar recording
Adverse events in spinal surgery happen. Some of these are avoidable and can be attributed to the surgical team and others are merely risks from the procedure. Whether it is preoperative, intraoperative, or postoperative, surgeons need to know how to deal with these complications.
The goal of this course is to discuss, in a confidential environment, the cases everyone hears about and never wants to live through.
During this course, a panel of experts will cover complications from clinical, legal, ethical, and psychological perspectives. Topics will include:
- Clinical approaches to complications
- Avoiding compensable events
- Risk management
- How to prepare for the worst
- Talking with the family
Directly provided by AO North America.
Upon completion of this event, participants will be able to Identify factors that contribute to spinal complications Utilize appropriate diagnostic tools to assess complications Evaluate the effect of complications on patient health and productivity Implement a plan for communication with patients, care givers, risk management, and, if necessary, legal counsel Identify optimal treatment options and manage treatment to minimize the impact on patient outcomes Manage challenges related to complications from a legal perspective Apply strategies for communication with patients and care givers Recognize and manage legal and ethical obligations related to complications
Who should attend
Practicing orthopedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons.
John DeVine, MD
James Schuster, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania