Practice of Medicine
Untrained Medical Assistant Burns Patient during Radiofrequency Procedure
March 30, 2015
The middle-aged, overweight diabetic female had been receiving conservative treatments for back pain from an anesthesiologist at a local pain clinic. This was her first radiofrequency denervation procedure.The physician’s regular medical assistant(MA) was not available, so another MA in the practice was called to assist with the procedure. When the physician began the procedure, he …
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