An adult has been medicated for her surgery. The operating room (OR) nurse, when going through the client’s chart, realizes that the consent form has not been signed. Which of the following is the best action for the nurse to take?

  • Assume it is emergency surgery & the consent is implied

  • Get the consent form & have the client sign it

  • Tell the physician that the consent form is not signed

  • Have a family member sign the consent form