Things You Need To Know
Resuscitative Measures Policy
Please read carefully. Your signed consent will be required prior to surgery.
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All patients have the right to participate in their own health care decisions and to make advance directives or to execute powers of attorney that authorize others to make decisions on their behalf based on the patient's expressed wishes when the patient is unable to communicate decisions. This surgery center respects and upholds those rights.
However, unlike in an acute care hospital setting, the surgery center does not routinely perform "high risk" procedures. The majority of procedures performed in this facility are considered to be of minimal risk. Of course, no surgery is without risk. You will discuss the specifics of your procedure with your physician who can answer your questions as to its risks, your expected recovery, and care after your surgery.
Therefore, it is our policy that if an adverse event occurs during your treatment at this facility we will initiate resuscitative or any other stabilizing measures and transfer you to an acute care hospital for further evaluation. At the acute care hospital, further treatment or withdrawl of treatment measures already begun will be ordered in accordance of your wishes, advance directive or health care power of attorney. Your agreement with this policy by your signature does not revoke or invalidate any current health care directive or health care power of attorney.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS POLICY, WE ARE PLEASED TO ASSIST YOU TO RESCHEDULE THE PROCEDURE.
* This is not a revocation of Advance Directives or Medical Powers of Attorney. It you have an Advance Directive, Living Will or Healthcare Power of Attorney, please provide Peachtree Orthopaedic Surgery Center a copy on the day of surgery. If you do not, information can be provided to you upon your request.