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Anesthesia Closed Claims Reviewers

The success of the Anesthesia Closed Claims Project is contingent upon the efforts of its volunteer ASA member anesthesiologists who review closed anesthesia claims at malpractice insurance organizations. Reviewer activity on site is available for Continuing Medical Education Credit.

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Our CME activity is Anesthesia Malpractice Claims Review.
Learning objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, closed claims reviewers should be able to:
1. Perform a systematic evaluation of anesthesia adverse events and malpractice claims.
2. Construct a summary of an adverse event or malpractice claim, outlining the sequence of events and nature of the injury.
3. Using various data sources, evaluate whether anesthesia care met current standards of care in an anesthesia malpractice claim.

If you are a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and would be interested in becoming a volunteer claims reviewer, please follow the links on this page to learn more about reviewer responsibilities and application information.