Activity ID



February 5, 2023

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Company (LAMMICO)

Description of CME Course

Informed Consent continues to be a source of medical error and medical malpractice claims. Obtaining consent is sometimes delegated to someone other than the physician performing the procedure; it is sometimes reduced to obtaining a signature on a piece of paper. As a result, written consent can be perceived by the patient as a waiver of liability for the physician and facility, and not a benefit to the patient. A recent journal article has proposed a return to the original intent of the consent process: Patient Education. It is believed that returning to an educational model will result in a better educated, more medically compliant patient population with better outcomes and fewer lawsuits. This Internet educational activity will inform practitioners of the necessary components of the consent process and how these may be integrated into an educational model.

Diplomate Engagement

Pre-and Post-test results are provided to diplomate and an evaluation survey is issued upon completion of the course. A follow-up post-activity survey is also issued 3-4 months after completion that asks what practice changes have been made.

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Educational Objectives

State who must obtain informed consent and why.
Describe the types of risk that must be disclosed to the patient.
State what is advisable to document in the chart about the informed consent discussion.


Informed Consent, Documentation, Patient Communication, Patient Education, Brain Injury, Pain Medicine, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord, 1660


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CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes

Cognition, Human Learning & Problem Solving, Medical Ethics

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