Stay Out of Court: Defensive Nursing Documentation
This learning module will introduce the history of nursing documentation and review the relationship between documentation and litigation/lawsuits. The goal of the course is to advance nurses’ mindfulness of the importance of comprehensive documentation of patient care and nursing interventions, in order to remain out of court or to help assist them in court if needed.

Course Publication Date: November 07, 2022

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Tamara Weaver RN
Course No:DND0622
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
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Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the high costs paid in terms of dollars and patient care trauma when documentation is insufficient.

  • Identify the characteristics of effective documentation

  • Recognize the most common mistakes nurses make during documentation.

  • Categorize strategies to complete comprehensive documentation on every patient every time.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the incidence of malpractice suits against nurses.

  • Recognize the types of negligence claims that are made against nurses.

  • List the preventative tips to documentation that will keep nurses out of the courtroom.


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