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Tpa (alteplase) fail & they wait to do surgery until family is located. Too late by then for surgery. Er dr couldnt do surgery cuz he didn't have informed consent.?
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Dr. Savas Mavridis
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not nessecarily
It depends on the situation and the emergent nature of the procedure needed.
It is always preferred, to have informed consent prior to doing anything, but under certain situations/emergencies a life saving procedure can be performed even if informed concent is not possible.

In brief: Not nessecarily
It depends on the situation and the emergent nature of the procedure needed.
It is always preferred, to have informed consent prior to doing anything, but under certain situations/emergencies a life saving procedure can be performed even if informed concent is not possible.
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Dr. Savas Mavridis
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Story not right
Er docs don't do surgery (except suture lacerations, drain abscesses, etc.
) in a true emergency (think of a car accident when the patient is comatose) emergency surgery will be done if clearly appropriate. In most hospitals, this requires signatures from two physicians stating that surgery was required and that there was no one available to give informed consent.

In brief: Story not right
Er docs don't do surgery (except suture lacerations, drain abscesses, etc.
) in a true emergency (think of a car accident when the patient is comatose) emergency surgery will be done if clearly appropriate. In most hospitals, this requires signatures from two physicians stating that surgery was required and that there was no one available to give informed consent.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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