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Regarding Informed Consent

At NTT Medical Center Tokyo, medical care procedures and items are divided into those requiring official written informed consent and verbal explanation and consent. Many of the following medical care items and procedures do not require the presence of a physician, and there is minimal physical and mental stress on patients. In order to ensure the smooth progress of treatment, the following medical care items and procedures are conducted upon verbal explanation and consent. If you have any questions, please ask your physician or nurse.

Items included under comprehensive consent at NTT Medical Center Tokyo

[General items]

Medical interview, visual inspection, physical examination, measurement of body temperature, measurement of height, measurement of body weight, measurement of blood pressure, rehabilitation, evaluation of nutritional status, nutritional guidance, determination of meals   

[Tests / Monitoring]

Blood tests, urinalysis, urine collection, microbiological tests such as sputum, pathology/cytology of samples, ECG / pulse wave, physiological tests such as lung function / echo / electroencephalogram / ultrasound / respiratory tests / exhaled gas analysis / electromyogram / thermo, general X-ray imaging, X-ray fluoroscopic imaging, CT/MRI without contrast agent, RI (isotope) tests, psychological tests, monitoring such as ECG / percutaneous oxygen saturation measurement / arterial pressure / respiratory ventilation / monitorings such as BIS monitoring / muscle relaxation monitoring, intracutaneous reaction tests (patch tests, intracutaneous tests, scratch tests, tuberculin reaction, minimal erythema dose measurement, etc.), allergy skin tests

Blood tests to determine the presence or absence of infection with syphilis (treponema antibody), hepatitis B (HBs antigen), hepatitis C (HCV antibody), and AIDS (HIV antibody) infection when performing surgery, dialysis, angiography, etc.

In order to ensure the safety of patients, if necessary for treatment, patients are monitored with a camera in the operating room, ICU, HCU, CCU, 4C, 8A, 9A wards, radiotherapy room, Gamma Knife Center, MRI room, CT room, and fluoroscopy room.

[Procedures]

Aspiration of phlegm, nasal catheter, urinary catheter, testing and treatment of caries (cavities) / periodontal disease / dentures, oral care

[Medication / Administration]

Usual medication, injections, insertion of peripheral intravenous catheter (securing of infusion line), continuous indwelling subcutaneous catheter insertion, oxygen administration

The above medical procedures are performed by individuals with a certain level of experience, however, at times, complications may occur such as bleeding. In such cases, treatment of complications will be performed as regular treatment covered by insurance. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

[Participation in treatment and care by students and trainees]

Students and trainees may participate in medical care and treatment under guidance and instruction.

[Religion / Culture]

Although the hospital takes a patient’s religion and culture into consideration, there are cases where the hospital may be unable to meet patient requests with regards to the gender of healthcare professionals who conduct treatment and care and religious dietary restrictions and meals. We are also unable to conduct surgeries with absolutely no blood transfusions or bloodless procedures.

[Jurisdiction]

The Tokyo District Court shall be the court of jurisdiction with exclusive jurisdiction regarding lawsuits that arise related to medical practice at the hospital, discrepancies in interpretation and translation related to medical practice, and administrative procedures.

[Governing Laws]

For the hospital, consent shall be in compliance with Japanese laws and interpreted according to Japanese laws.

[Privacy]

Photography in the hospital with a camera, smartphone, video, etc. may infringe upon the privacy of others and is prohibited.

July 23, 2019: Director, NTT Medical Center Tokyo