When Obtaining a Patient's Signature on the Surgical Consent Form

Question 13
Multiple Choice

When obtaining a patient's signature on the surgical consent form, the patient seems confused about the procedure to be performed.What is the most appropriate response by the nurse? A) Tell the patient to talk to the physician after he or she gets to the surgical department. B) Ask the patient to go ahead and sign the consent. C) Ask the patient what the physician told him and then call the physician if necessary. D) Encourage the patient to ask his family what the physician told them.