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ST surg 110


STBook Chapter 2 terms
the two types of torts intentional, unintentional
Intentional Torts Assault, battery, defamation ,libel ,false imprisonment, invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress
Res ipsa loquitur " the thing speaks for itself"
Primum non nocere "Above all do No Harm"
Liability an obligation to do or not do somthing
Malpractice Professional Misconduct that results in harm to another; Negligence of a professional
Supoena Court order to appear to testify or produce required documents
Negligence, criminal Reckless disregard for the safety of another; Willful indifference
Perjury intentionally providing false testimony under oath.
Plaintiff the person who initiates the lawsuit
Precedent Legal principle, created by courtDecision which provides example or athority for judges deciding similar issues later.
Standard of care decription of conduct that is expected of an indivisual or professional
State Law state statutes , regulations, and principles and rules having the force of law
tort a civil wrong, may be intentional or unintentional
Consent Permission being given for an action
types of consent Informed, implied, General, Special,
consent may be given in two formats express or implied
AHA American Hospital Association
Patient care partnership replaced AHA Patient bill of rights
AST Code of ethics for ST's 1 To maintain highest standards of professionalconduct and patient care
Ast code of ethics for ST's 2 To hold in confidence with respect to the patients beliefs, all personal matters
AST code of ethics for ST's 3 to respect and protect the patients legal and moral Rights to quality patient care
AST code of ethics for ST's 4 to not knowingly cause injury or any injustice to those entrusted to our care
CAAHEP Comission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in surgical technology
ARC-ST Accreditation Review Committee on education in Surgical Technology
Surgical team members Surgeon,Physicians assistant, Surgical technologist in the scrub role (STSR)
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