Informed Consent in Your ASC

Informed Consent in Your ASC

Administrative EyeCare, Sep/Oct 2019

Written by: Debra Stinchcomb, MBA, BSN, RN, CASC

“While ASCs require that the patient gives an informed consent, the process actually begins in the surgeon’s office. Informed consent is a process rather than “the” form that we are all so focused on getting signed. The goal of the informed consent process is to enable the patient/patient representative to make an informed, and educated, decision to undergo the proposed procedure. Below, a list of considerations—such as the initial conversation, obtaining vs. witnessing consent, signatures needed, time limits, and withdrawal of or inability to give consent—necessary for achieving that goal…..”

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