Is This Patient a Good Surgical Candidate Risk: Risk Issues Related to Patient Selection and Informed Consent

PICA is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PICA has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education contact hours.


Course Description:

This video will provide information to assist podiatrists in determining if a patient is a good surgical candidate and in improving the informed consent process in order to reduce risk.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the video, participants will be able to:

1.      Understand the risks of poor patient selection.

2.      Identify “red flags” in the patient selection process.

3.      Utilize the history and physical to evaluate the patient’s candidacy for surgery.

4.      Optimize the informed consent process.

Intended Audience

Podiatric Physicians

Time to Complete Activity
1.0 hours

No charge

Commercial Interest

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


Michael C. McGlamry DPM, FACFAS

Disclosure Statement:

In accordance with the Council on Podiatric Medical Education’s Standards, Requirements and Guidelines for Approval of Sponsors of Continuing Education in Podiatric Medicine, any relevant financial relationships of a faculty member with commercial interest must be disclosed to program participants.

Date Recorded:

Reposted 5/01/2019

Date Activity terminates:

05/01/2021 (3 years after recorded date)

Sponsored by the Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA).

PICA Copyright 5/01/19


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