CSC Cardiac Nursing Subspecialty

Category - Intervention

A cardiac care nurse is explaining a triple bypass surgery and obtaining consent for the surgery. Which of the following should the nurse ensure have been explained to the patient and the family?
  1. Risk involved in the surgery
  2. Benefits of the surgery
  3. Serious complications of surgery like stroke, myocardial infarction, or death
  4. All of above
Answer: D - The nurse should ensure that the risks, the benefits and the possible serious complications of the surgery such as stroke, myocardial infarction, or death have been explained. Hospital ethics boards have determined that this information is necessary to ensure that the patient and the patient’s family are fully aware of the benefits and risks of the operation.
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