Father of Modern anatomy
Performed dissections on human cadavers himself
Threatening life or limb within a relatively short time period
EX: ruptured aneurysm of aorta
Intervention that does not have to be performed immediately or within short time period
EX: torn meniscus
The surgical environment should be brightly lit, quiet, and temperature controlled
Why continue education?
1) needed for personal development and improved patient safety
2) demonstration of continuing education
Personal moral authority to accept responsibilty for his/her own actions and be willing to be held liable for ones own actions.
Free standing specialty center, doctors offices, doctors clinics and labor/delivery
Non profit hospital that are general, acute care hospital.
They are nontaxable by federal govt.
A private corporation
Patients Bill of Righs
Reflect the generally accepted view of the patient as a autonomous individual who is in need of a service that he/she cannot provide for himself or herself
Obligation to do or not to do something
Obligation to potentially or actually incurred as a result of a negligent act
Omission or commission of an act that a reasonable and prudent individual would not do under the same conditions
Doctrine of Foreseeability
The ability to see or know in advance to reasonably anticipate that harm or injury may result because of certain acts or omission.
Doctrine of Personal Liability
Each person is responsible for his/her own conduct even though others may be held liable as well.
Doctrine of the Reasonably Prudent Person
A person should preform an action as would any reasonable person of ordinary prudence
Doctrine of borrowed servant
The one controlling or directing the employee has greater responsiblity than the one playing the employee.
Doctrine found corporate negligence
A health institution may be found negligent for failing to ensure that an acceptable level of patient care was provided.
An act that causes another person to fear that he/she will be touched in an offensive, insulting or physically injurious manner without consent or authority to do so
Illegal detention of a person without consent or forcing a person to stay in an area
When a member of the surgical teams leaves a patient who is dependent on their presence as a caregiver and can be held liable
A surgical procedure doesnt start without the written signature and consent of the patient
A written instruction dealing with the right an incapacitated patient to self determination
When an unusal event occurs and need to identify the factors that caused it and how to prevent it
The guides for ethical decision making, the principles that we try to instill in our children (trustworthiness, honesty and benevolence).
Patient Care Partnership
Informs the patient about what he/she should expect during the hospital stay with reguard to his/her rights and responsibility.
scope of practice
identifies the knowledge and skills required for the profession in order to provide effective and reliable services
Identifies the disiplines and processes that define the field
recognition by an appropriate body that an individual has met a predetermined standard
legal right granted by a government agency in compliance with a statue that authorizes and oversees the activities of a profession