Who is responsible for obtaining informed consent from a patient?


•The physician is responsible for obtaining the informed consent for a procedure or surgery.

•The physician performing the procedure must explain what the procedure entails as well as the risks and benefits and alternatives to the procedure.

Incorrect options:

•A nurse may only obtain an informed consent for a specific procedure she is performing (in some instances, a nurse may acquire special training to insert a PICC line)

Visit our website for other NCLEX topics now!