Nursing Documentation in the News
Check out these news articles over the past few years that show exactly how important our documentation is to our patients, our livelihoods, and our patients. 

Medical Record Analysis

What would you do if your "guardian" was actually harming you, and the nurse caught it and documented it?! 
 
Check out this article from Nurse.com to find out more! 

Surgery

In another article from Nurse.com, this is a great reminder of the nuances of documentation. What happens when a nurse inadvertently circles the wrong knee on a pre-op form? Read the article to find out! 

Nurse Talking to Patient

In this article from The Clinical Advisor, Ann Latner shares a story of how a nurse's documentation helped protect the hospital, physicians, and herself in an instance of necessity! This is a definite must-read. 

 

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HIPAA Violation Lands a Nurse in Hot Water

Documentation is an extension of PHI (private health information). Read this article to find out what happens when you don't protect it and accidentally throw information in the wrong trash receptacle.  

Hospital

This article from Medscape highlights the importance of timely documentation tips to avoid lawsuits. 

 

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