Posted: November 30th, 2017
An unconscious client who is bleeding profusely is brought to the emergency department after a serious accident. Surgery is required immediately to save the client’s life. With regard to informed consent for the surgical procedure, which of the following is the best action?
1. Call the nursing supervisor to initiate a court order for the surgical procedure.
2. Try calling the client’s spouse to obtain telephone consent before the surgical procedure.
3. Ask the friend who accompanied the client to the emergency department to sign the consent form.
4. Transport the client to the operating department immediately, as required by the health care provider without obtaining an informed consent
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