Documenting is the last thing a nurse wants to do or feels they have time to do. Is it really necessary? Some may think that no one reads the notes; however, documenting is essential for many reasons.
This session will highlight key elements of documentation, regulatory requirements, methods to demonstrate care provided and patient outcomes, its link to patient safety, and how your notes would be used in legal proceedings.
1.0 contact hours will be earned for attending this event.*
Presented by: Dr. Deb Cardenas
Deb Cardenas, DNP, MSN, RN, Paralegal, CPHQ, is currently the President of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA). She has participated in PSNA as Vice President and Secretary, on the Nominating Committee, the Government Relations Committee, as a Legislative Ambassador, and as a Legislative Ambassador Program (LAP) Captain. Dr. Cardenas has over 37 years of nursing experience in the inpatient and ambulatory settings including critical care, medical-surgical, and medical group areas. She has also worked in Risk Management, Quality, Education, and Medical-Legal consulting. Dr. Cardenas is an adjunct faculty member for RN to BSN programs, MSN programs, and Associate Degree programs.
Zoom information will be emailed before the session.
*To obtain contact hours for this event, 100% of the activity must be attended and you must submit an evaluation form (link to the survey will be provided at the end of the course).
No conflict of interest exists for anyone involved in the planning and implementation of this educational activity.
Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.