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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 presented in this Advisory is intended as general information of interest to physicians and other healthcare professionals. The recommendations and advice published herein do not reflect or establish a standard of care and do not establish rules for the practice of medicine. The publication of this information is not intended as an offer to insure such conditions or exposures, or to indicate that MAG Mutual Insurance Company will underwrite such risks for the reader. Our liability is limited to the specific written terms and conditions of actual insurance policies issued.