The Importance of Good Documentation
The purpose of this module is to define the legal aspects of patient documentation. Recommendations to avoid errors in professional practice are included. Upon completion of this CE self-study module the learner will meet the following objectives.

Course Publication Date: October 03, 2015

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Author:Cynthia Thomas EdD, RNC, CDONA
Course No:GD092815
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Career and Self
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Learning Objectives
  • Consider the relationship between documentation and litigation (lawsuits)
  • Register specific factors, which increase the risk of litigation (lawsuits)
  • Distinguish between positive and negative nursing practices for documentation
  • Identify errors in nurse documentation
  • Recognize different types of narrative documentation
  • Understand negligence


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