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Orthopedic Surgery Toolkit

The Orthopedic Surgery Toolkit is comprised of articles, advisories, forms and resources, claims lessons and learning modules for orthopedic surgeons.  The purpose of the toolkit is to provide resources and tools that may be helpful in reducing risks and improving patient safety related to orthopedic surgery.

This toolkit will guide orthopedic surgeons through some comprehensive tools and resources to help them practice safer medicine. Some of the topics that will be covered here are:

  • Handoff/discharge
  • Referrals
  • Reconciling test results
  • Follow-up tracking
  • Call coverage
  • Supervision of midlevel providers
  • Clinical tracking systems
  • Patient non-compliance
  • Telephone communication
  • Claims lessons
  • Pre/Post operative patient education
  • Orthopedics and opioids
  • Medical errors
  • Wrong site surgery
  • Informed consent
  • Medical records
  • Litigation
  • and more.

What's Included

Module 1 - Coordination of Care/Provider and Staff Communication

Lessons Learned
Patient Advisories
Physician/Staff Advisories
Begin Module 1

Module 2 - Physician/Patient Relationship

Communication/Follow Up
Documentation and Education
Advance to Module 2

Module 3 - Medications

Safety Advisories
Lessons Learned
Medication Safety
Advance to Module 3

Module 4 - Safety/Complications

Safety Advisories
Lessons Learned
Advance to Module 4

Module 5 - Documentation/Informed Consent

Informed Consent
Advance to Module 5


The information and resources provided in this course or publication have been prepared to provide general information only. It is not to be relied upon in lieu of or as a substitute for legal, medical or other professional advice. The laws, rules, regulations and case law may differ in your state. Please consult a licensed attorney in your state for specific questions and advice. While all care has been taken in the preparation of this course or publication, no responsibility is accepted by MagMutual Insurance Company or the MagMutual Patient Safety Institute or its employees or agents for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies, or for any known or unknown consequences that may result from reliance on any information provided in this publication.