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Paediatrics: Consent for surgery

The best person to obtain consent is the surgeon performing the operation

Consent for surgery

 

Consent for surgery: clinical practice

 

The best person to obtain consent is the surgeon performing the operation

 

Children

 

   Whenever possible the procedure should be explained to the child in language that he/she can understand

   Young children are not generally interested in alternative treatments and risk. They are reassured to know that their parents will be with them when they go off to sleep

   Children are interested to know how long the operation will take, how they will feel afterwards, and how long they will get off school

 

Parents

 

Informed consent must be sought from the parents. This must include:

 

   An explanation of the diagnosis and the proposed operation, along with alternative treatments, risks and benefits, and the likely outcomes

 

   It is prudent to discuss potential complications and provide an estimate of risk. The risk of adverse reactions to general anaesthesia in fit, healthy children is between 1/10,000 and 1/100,000, which is comparable with the risk of injury crossing a road

 

Emergency

 

   In an emergency it is justifiable to treat without parental consent

 

   It must, however, be documented clearly that the child’s life is in danger and that attempts have been made to contact the parents

 

   Ensure that entries in the records are signed, timed, and dated

 

Verbal consent from the parents is acceptable in an emergency and this should be recorded on the consent form

 

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