The Best Defense Is a Good Documentation Offense
(3.8 Contact Hours)
Written by: Dana Wetter, M.Ed., RN, C
To successfully complete this course and receive your certificate, you must read the content online or in the downloadable PDF, pass the post test with a 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form.
The price of this course is $28.00. You will only be asked to pay for the course if you decide to grade the post examination to earn a certificate with contact hours.
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After completing this couse participants should be able to:
- Explain the importance of documentation as a health care provider.
- Identify the basic information that is required when documenting in the medical record.
- Describe those particular issues that require documentation in the medical record.
- Discuss the emerging documentation concerns regarding the faxing and computerization of records.
- Determine documentation do's and don'ts.
- Compare differences in documentation issues that are specific to nurses versus certified nursing assistants.
- State the characteristics of satisfactory documentation.
- Evaluate the medical record documentation issues in selected legal cases.
- Explain how documentation may evolve in the future to meet emerging needs.