MDA National Workshop: Noteworthy: The How, What, Where and Why of Medical Documentation - Newcastle

Do you effectively use medical records to support continuity of patient care? Are you confidently avoiding the pitfalls of electronic record keeping and appropriately managing access to patient records?

Venue Novotel Newcastle Beach
5 King St
Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Start Date 15 Sep 2018 9:15 AM
End Date 15 Sep 2018 11:45 AM

Event long description:

Date: Saturday 15 September 2018
Time: 9.00am – 11.45am
Location: Novotel Newcastle Beach – 5 King Street, Newcastle NSW 

Keeping clear medical records is a professional requirement and an integral part of good quality care. Given the sensitive information medical records contain, maintaining their security and privacy is vital. Good documentation can also substantially improve the defensibility of a claim or complaint.

Learning Outcomes

  • Employ the mnemonic “SOAP” to create logical and appropriately-detailed clinical notes
  • Explain the medico-legal requirements around when and how to release information in medical records to others
  • Recognise common problems with medical records that can adversely affect patient care and medico-legal outcomes
  • Appropriately manage unsolicited information provided about a patient by a third party
  • Facilitate secure storage and retention of, and access to, medical documentation.

For more information, please visit the MDA National website.