Complications and Informed Consent
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Credit/contact hours: .75
Estimated time to complete: 50 minutes
Publication Date: March 8, 2018
Expiration date: March 7, 2024
Reviewed: March 6, 2021
To be able to obtain optimal informed consent for cardiac catheterization, there are at least 4 aspects of the process that must be carefully considered.
- The patient must have the capacity and ability to make the decision.
- The clinician obtaining consent, must provide adequate information about the procedure and must describe the expected risks and benefits including the probability that the risks or benefits will actually occur.
- The patient must understand the relevant information regarding the procedure, risks, and benefits, and
- The patient must voluntarily give consent without duress or being coerced.
In this lecture, Dr. Ragosta provides the background information needed for cardiology attendings, fellows, and/or nurse practitioners to participate in the informed consent process.
You Will Learn
- To obtain excellent informed consent from patients by understanding the frequency and severity of complications that can occur during cardiac catheterization procedures.
- To avoid complications by understanding the common mechanisms and risk factors.
- To describe the correct treatment of the most frequent complications of cardiac catheterization