Just out of curiosity, how many out there have seen a complication (aside from post-LP h/a's)
from an LP?
Ronald I Paul wrote:
> Our hospital's risk management department wants us to begin getting written
> informed consent for lumbar punctures. How many of you use a written consent
> form? Or do you rely on a general consent for treatment for emergency
> services and an oral explanation prior to the LP? Do you have preprinted
> "risks and benefits" on the form? Does anyone know of cases where a written
> informed consent actually helped protect the hospital or physician when a
> complication occurred from an LP? Thanks.
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