Accurate documentation is a critical component of patient care. With materials in this section, you can help raise your students' awareness of documentation risks that can lead to claims of negligence and malpractice, and that by improving the quality of documentation, they can see fewer malpractice incidents.
PowerPoint: Documentation As a Loss Prevention Technique
Use this presentation in the classroom. It includes actual case notes that illustrate the do's and don'ts of documentation in a realistic setting.
Instructions: To view the presentation with Instructor Notes, please save the document to your desired location. When prompted, select the "read-only" option. To view the presentation without Instructor Notes, simply click "open." When prompted, select the "read-only" option.
Download and distribute to your students.
Handout - Risk Management Recommendations: Documentation
Quiz - Documentation: True or False
More thought leadership from NSO on the importance of proper documentation.
7 Common Charting Mistakes to Avoid
Abbreviations: A Shortcut to Disaster
Avoid Haunting Documentation
Charting By Exception: The Legal Risks
Do's and Don'ts of Documentation
Documentation: Proactive Prevention of Litigation
Documentation on Trial
Keeping Up with Technology: Your Risks and Responsibilities
Educators are our biggest advocates. We often hear from customers that it was their instructor who told them they needed to have their own coverage. NSO is frequently contacted by educators requesting collateral for use in their classrooms. We appreciate your advocacy and want to be as helpful as we can to you. NSO has developed an Educator Program to make it easy to receive case studies, articles and claim reports to use in your classroom. The link below will take you to a registration form where you can sign up to receive legal case studies, articles, newsletters and claim studies in digital or print form.
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Risk management is an integral component of any healthcare practice. Nurses Service Organization (NSO) is providing you with this Educator Toolkit so that you can use it to instruct today's nursing students on Risk Management. We encourage you to use the material in the Educator Toolkit as you prepare your risk management lesson plans in its complete format. Do not alter the material in this toolkit. Please do not to rely solely on the suggested materials included in this toolkit. It reflects general principles only. This document is not intended to represent a comprehensive study of risk management practices or potential liabilities and is not to be considered legal advice. NSO and CNA HealthPro strongly recommend consultation with an attorney regarding specific issues related to your organization's legal obligations and applicable state laws. It is further acknowledged that NSO and CNA HealthPro accept no liability from any use or reliance on this information or any of its contents.