Practice of Medicine

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Untrained Medical Assistant Burns Patient during Radiofrequency Procedure

March 30, 2015

The Case

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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