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Lowcountry AHEC Meets Continuing Education Needs of Providers

Lowcountry AHEC is offering continuing education programs statewide via the SCHOOLS videoconference network to meet the needs of local healthcare providers. An upcoming program entitled “Legal Aspects of Documentation in Nursing” will take place on October 20. This statewide program was planned at the request of four hospitals. Lowcountry AHEC is coordinating with Upstate AHEC, who will host the program’s presenter, Pam Collins, MSN, CMSRN, RN, from their location in Greenville.

The legal aspects program will comprehensively examine the legal considerations of patient documentation. This course will provide insight on how to chart in a manner that is effective and legally defensible. The course content includes key sources of litigation for healthcare professionals, how medical records (electronic and traditional) are interpreted/analyzed, and effective use of flowsheets and charting by exception. Actual cases will be reviewed as part of an eye-opening mock deposition. Licensed nurses, nursing faculty, nursing students and any healthcare professional who compose patient documents are welcome to attend. 

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