This one-day course has been developed for nurses working in hospitals, clinics and communities, to assist with developing a better understanding about the gaps in and importance of, accurate clinical documentation. The main objective of this course is to increase your knowledge and change attitudes towards clinical documentation, to reduce the likelihood of errors.
It is estimated that one in three healthcare workers will be directly involved in legal proceedings during their career. The public has become increasingly aware of their rights and are more prone to litigation than in the past. Because of increased acuity of inpatients, documentation is sometimes seen as taking time away from patient care. However, nursing documentation is vital for good communication.
Poor communication (including clinical documentation) has been proven as a root cause for as many a 70% of adverse events in hospitals.
Course topics include:
On completion of the course, you should be able to: