If you are listening to this audio file, you have spoken with your physician about your treatment options and have elected to have your procedure performed at the Desert Orthopaedic Center Surgery Center.
We are required to provide you information both verbally and in writing regarding Patient Rights, Advance Directives, and a Disclosure of Ownership Interest in advance of the date of your procedure. If your physician has not provided you with a copy of this information in writing, please request these documents. Should you have any questions following this audio message, you may call us at (702) 735-7355 or visit our website at www.ioslv.com where forms and other patient resources are available. We thank you for taking a brief moment to listen to this file and take an active role in your medical care. All forms related to these subjects will ask you to confirm that you received this information prior to the date of your procedure.
The Desert Orthopaedic Center Surgery Center recognizes the basic human rights of patients, including the patient’s right to respectful, considerate, and dignified treatment in a safe and secure setting, free from abuse or threat.
The patient’s right to be admitted to the facility for treatment without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, current or anticipated mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or genetic information.
The patient’s right to complete information concerning the diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and prognosis to the degree known. When it is medically inadvisable to give such information to the patient, the information is provided to a person designated by the patient or to a legally authorized person.
The patient has the right to receive information necessary to give informed consent prior to the start of any procedure and/or treatment. No care will be provided without patient consent.
The patient has the right to confidential treatment of their disclosures and records and, except when required by law, will be given the opportunity to approve or refuse the release of their medical records.
The patient has the right to have appropriate assessment and management of pain.
The patient has the right to be provided with appropriate privacy.
The patient has the right to participate in their healthcare decisions, except when contraindicated for medical reasons.
The patient has the right to know the fees for service and payment policies.
The patient has the right to know who is caring for them. Then name and qualifications of the professional should be visible or stated on introduction.
The patient has the right to receive information regarding the services available at the center.
The patient has the right to receive information concerning patient conduct and responsibilities.
The patient has the right to express their spiritual beliefs and cultural practices, as long as these do not harm others or interfere with treatment.
The patient has the right to consent or refuse to participate in experimental research.
The patient has the right to be free of chemical restraints and seclusion except as authorized by a physician or in an emergency when necessary to protect the patient or others from injury.
The patient has the right to voice grievances and recommend changes in policies and service to the staff and Governing Body.
You have the right to accept or refuse medical or surgical treatment, including the right to participate in your own healthcare decisions and to make Advance Healthcare Directives or to execute a Power of Attorney that authorizes others to make decisions on your behalf, based upon your express wishes, if you are unable to make decisions or unable to communicate decisions.
The Desert Orthopaedic Center Surgery Center respects and upholds those rights and must reference Nevada Revised Statues 449.628 in the declaration of the following policy.
As the Desert Orthopaedic Center Surgery Center is not an acute care hospital setting, the center does not routinely perform high-risk procedures. Most procedures performed in this facility are considered to be of minimal risk. Of course, no surgery is without risk. You will discuss the specifics of your procedure with your physician who can answer your questions as to your surgical risks, your expected recovery, and care after your surgery.
Therefore, it is our policy, regardless of the content of any Advance Healthcare Directive instructions from a Health Care Surrogate or Attorney, that if an adverse event occurs during your treatment at this facility, we will initiate resuscitative or other stabilizing measures and transfer you to an acute care hospital for further evaluation.
At the acute care hospital, further treatment or withdrawal of treatment or withdrawal of treatment measures already begun will be ordered in accordance with your wishes, Advance Healthcare Directive, or Health Care Power of Attorney.
If you do not agree with this policy, please contact your physician. Upon registration, you will be asked to sign a document stating that you agree with this policy as well as whether you have directives in place. We have provided a link to the Nevada Division of Health Care Financing and Policy on our website where you may find more information on Advance Directives and will have forms available at our facility upon request.
As a Disclosure of Ownership Interest
The Desert Orthopaedic Center Surgery Center is an entity, whose ownership includes local area physicians. These physicians became owners of the Desert Orthopaedic Center Surgery Center in order to make high-quality medical services available to their patients.
As an alternative to receiving your treatment at the Desert Orthopaedic Center Surgery Center, you may choose another facility, provided that your physician has privileges at that facility.
Please contact your physician if you wish to utilize another facility, otherwise, you will be asked to sign a document confirming that you understand that your treating physician may have an ownership interest in the Desert Orthopaedic Center Surgery Center and that you have the right to have your procedure performed at another facility where your physician has privileges. This form will also confirm that you voluntarily elect to receive care at the Desert Orthopaedic Center Surgery Center.
This concludes our audio message. We thank you for your time. Our phone number again is (702) 735-7355. Our website is www.ioslv.com.