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199 1 at the bottom of the page by Karen Emerly. 2 Who does the
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at the bottom of the page by Karen Emerly.
Who does the preoperative phone call?
THE WITNESS: The nurses from the
surgery center.
BY MR. KAFRISSEN:
Q.
What's the purpose of that phone call?
A.
To confirm with the patient that the eve drops
were started, whether the patient has questions, to
give the patient instructions for the day of surgery
such as to take their regular medicines.
Q.
Is there anything in the note that you see in the
preoperative phone call, notations made by the nurse,
that causes you any concern in going ahead with the
procedure on the 20th?
A.
Wait, this is 3/20, are you talking about the
preoperative phone call, is there anything that gives
me any concern, is that your question?
Q. Yes.
R. No, nothing.
Q.
Right, the surgery is 3/20?
A.
Right.
Q.
And when are the preop orders done, there's a
thing called lasik surgery order and that's Page 2. At
the bottom, your signature appears to be on it, as well
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as the nurse's signature, it's pretty close to the
back.
THE WITNESS: Have you found it?
MS, NEWMAN: No.
BY MR. KAFRISSEN:
Q.
What I have, I'll tell you, I have the consent
form, and I have the phone call and then I have two
pages of I think actually readings of of the lase: arid
then the orders.
A. May I look at yours?
Q.
Sure.
R.
I don't see it.
MS. NEWMAN: I'm sure they're in here
somewhere.
THE WITNESS: Precp orders.
BY MR. KAFRISSEN:
Q. When are the preop orders done?
A. When are they written?
Q.
Yes, when are they written, when are they carried
cut?
A. Nell, they're written a couple of days before
surgery in preparation for the surgery and then they
are carried out the day of surgery.
Q.
Okay. And were all the preoperative orders
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carried out?
A.
Yes.
This sheet, which is a print out, what is this
Q.
sheet?
That is a sheet indicating e::actly what the laser
A.
is programmed to do.
Now, this says, I don't know who wrote this on
Q.
the top, done 3/19, it was just on the copy. When is
the laser programed?
The day before surgery, normally.
A.
So what were looking at here which is a sheet
Q.
that's says sheet 1 at the top, Page 1 at the bottom,
it has handwritten on the top done 3/19/97, is e::actly
what the laser has been programed to do during the
surgery?
A.
Yes.
Do you know whether any alteratich was made w1
Q.
that programming at any time up to and through the
surgery?
A. None to my knowledge.
Who does the progtemming?
Q.
A. Usually our director of nursing.
Q. Bow does she know how to program the laser for
the particular patient involved?
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011t e h doctors write out Eactly how they want
it programed for each patient, and she enters it into
the computer and then gives us a printout so we can
check and be sure that she entered precisely what we
want.
were
looking at here has
The printout that
Q.
patient name across the top, Fiorelli Cheryl, then it
has FIOR 000 1 and then it has the word, right.
Yes.
A.
It has a bunch of columns and a bunch of rows all
Q.
written out by a computer?
Yes.
A.
The information on this sheet was the programming
Q.
for the laser, the instructions for the laser's
programming, are they made by you, were they made by
you for Cheryl Fiorelli?
The instructions for the laser's programing were
A.
made by me.
Q. Did you get this sheet at some point before the
surgery?
A. Yes.
Q. And did you review it?
A. Yes.
Was there anything about the information on this
Q.
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