Ask HRC: Informed Consent for Dialysis in Inpatients

December 11, 2017 | Healthcare Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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A Healthcare Risk Control (HRC) member recently asked whether a patient on long-term hemodialysis who is admitted into an acute care hospital for a different medical issue needs to give new informed consent to receive dialysis treatments while in the hospital.

In our response, we noted that the intent of informed consent is to help patients participate fully in decisions about their care, treatment, and services. In its Rights and Responsibilities of...

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