Posts Tagged ‘Litigation’

If it Wasn’t Documented, It Wasn’t Done! Documentation Woes! Part 3

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

http://www.wcei.net . Cindy Broadus RN continues her discussion about Proper and Defensive Documentation.

In a continuation of the discussion of the medical record, Cindy has a unique position and speaks from experience. As a CLNI (Certified Legal Nurse Investigator) and LNC (Legal Nurse Consultant), she shares with us actual instances and common mistakes our peers often make while documenting. Listen in and watch as Cindy continues her presentation to the attendees at the Wild On Wounds Conference in Las Vegas Nevada

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If it Wasn’t Documented, It Wasn’t Done! Documentation Woes! Part 2

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

http://www.wcei.net . Cindy Broadus RN discusses Defensive Documentation.

The medical record is considered to be the most reliable source for determining what happened. It is a legal document, yet not always treated as such. With litigation lurking around the corner for every healthcare professional, we, as Wound Care Certified professionals, need to make sure our documentation is complete, concise and correct. Come on it and let’s talk about correct terms, techniques, and steps it will take to keep you out of trouble.

For more information about becoming Wound Care Certified, please visit http://www.wcei.net

If it wasn’t Documented, It wasn’t done!

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

How many times have we all heard, “If it wasn’t documented, it wasn’t done”? Far too often, we’re sure. Seriously, we as clinicians should take note of our documentation practices. Below is a short clip (Part 1 of 4) in which WCEI’s own Cindy Broadus RN, presented to the attendees at the Wild On Wounds Conference in Las Vegas NV in September. Her session was titled “If It Wasn’t Documented, It Wasn’t Done! Documentation Woes”.

Here was the description of the session: The medical record is considered to be the most reliable source for determining what happened. It is a legal document, yet not always treated as such. With litigation lurking around the corner for every health care professional, we, as Wound Care Certified professionals, need to make sure our documentation is complete, concise and correct. Come on it and let’s talk about correct terms, techniques, and steps it will take to keep you out of trouble.

Cindy always knocks it out of the park! Great job Cindy!