Informed Surgical Consent
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If an adult patient is illiterate, how is the consent form signed?
Patient marks an X
The ultimate responsibility of obtaining the general consent belongs to the:
The patient has withdrawn the general consent prior to surgery. What action should be taken?
Do not transport patient; inform surgeon
In which of the following situations will the patient not be allowed to sign the consent for surgery?
Patient received preoperative medications
A patient signs a consent for surgery but does not speak English & does not fully understand what he/she signed. Surgery on the patient could constitute a liability case for:
Assult & battery
A general consent form:
Authorizes all routine treatments or procedures
A minor requires emergency surgery, but the parents or closest living relatives cannot be contacted. What procedure should be followed for securing a consent for surgery?
Two consulting physicians agree
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