Informed means educated, provide knowledge,schooled, discussed.
Consent means approved, agreed, accepted the information given, given permission for the procedure to be perform.
Informed consent can be defined as the permission given by a patient to the doctor for treatment with the full knowledge of understanding of the benefits and possible risk.
The patient have learned and discussed the benefits and risk involved.
The Medical or surgery procedures must be clearly written and there should be no abbreviation.
The name or names of the doctor (s) and associates well written.
The consent will be signed by a mentally capable adult patient,alert and oriented ×4.If patient is a child a designated adult who has the legal authority will sign.
If a patient cannot sign and the family cannot come to the hospital consent can be signed over the phone with two Registered Nurses.
Please read up on the process of obtaining consent if patient cannot sign. Every facility has their policy and procedures.
So please comply with your hospital policy and procedures.
The Nurse will withness the consent and it will be dated and signed.
Blood transfusion form is usually part of the surgical consent form in case you will need blood.
Since you have agreed to the surgery ,pre operative teaching will begin, this include that you should remove jewelry, remove your dentures, denture cup will be given, no prosthesis.Do not wear anything except the hospital gown,you will be given a special bath (CHG bath) to make sure that you are clean and no contamination before surgery.You will be taught on how to use incentive Spirometer,and also how to do deep breathing because you will need to do deep breath after surgery and use incentive Spirometer 10×1hour, while you are wide awake.(Ten times every hour while awake)Please my dear patient make sure that you use it,because you need to expand your lungs after surgery.This will prevent you from developing pneumonia.
The Nurse will get the preop checklists ready,your chart ready and the ticket to ride ready.Your vital signs taken before going to surgery and after you returned to your unit.
And you the patient will relax,smell good,feel good and ready to put the surgery behind you.
When I hard my surgery(Myomectomy) in June 2nd 2001,I just looked forward to the end of my pain and my misery.
And since then the pain was gone and no more bleeding.
Thank you Doctor Thomas Lee and thank God.And also thank you Doctor Charles Ho that introduced me to doctor Lee.
I am sure that you have all retired by now.God bless you all.