emergency surgery

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The client with a perforated gastric ulcer who is scheduled for emergency surgery cannot sign the…

 

 

The client with a perforated gastric ulcer who is scheduled for emergency surgery cannot sign the operative consent form because of sedation with opioid analgesics. The nurse should take which priority action?

1. Send the client to surgery without the consent form being signed.

2. Have the hospital chaplain sign the informed consent immediately.

3. Notify the primary health care provider (PHCP) to obtain a court order for the surgery.

4. Obtain telephone consent from the family member witnessed by 2 authorized individuals.

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