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Legal Aspects of Nursing Documentation

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April 19, 2010
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OBJECTIVES
Upon completion, participants will be able to:

? State the most common source of litigation for healthcare professionals.
? Identify common pitfalls in nursing documentation.
? Describe the essential components of a complete and accurate nurse?s note.
? Discuss strategies for writing legally defensible notes.
? Discuss how to document difficult conversations and situations.
? Differentiate between defensive and offensive documentation.
? Explore the legal implications of common documentation methods such as charting by exception, flow sheets and electronic documentation.
? Analyze actual cases in terms of documentation and deviations from the standard of care.

TARGET AUDIENCE
Licensed Nurses
FEE
$80 for non members; No Fee for AHEC members

CREDIT
0.65 CEUs, 6.5 clock hours-AHEC
Upstate AHEC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center?s Commission on Accreditation.
Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 6.5 contact hours.

By calling Angie Ross at (864) 349-1177 or
e-mailing aross@upstateahec.org

04/17/2010
Laurens County Healthcare-Education Classroom
22725 Highway 76 West
Clinton, South Carolina 29325
Map Location
Elizabeth Neely
8643491160