Excellence in Interprofessional Palliative Care Documentation
In palliative care, documentation is at the heart of our communications. This self-paced course provides quick, discipline-specific as well as team-focused strategies for ensuring that your documentation facilitates communication and supports great relationships within the team and with your referral sources. If you are staying late working on documentation or frustrated by the documentation habits of your colleagues, this course is for you!
CME Credits for MDs
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The Self-Paced Course Consists of Seven Modules
- Module 1: Expectations … Your Success!
- Module 2: Navigating the Course: How to Get Help
- Module 3: Documentation Realities in Palliative Care and the “Golden Rules”
- Module 4: A Team Approach to Great Documentation
- Module 5: Improving YOUR Documentation
- Module 6: Discipline-Specific Tips
- Module 7: Final Assignment and Wrap Up
In addition, you are also expected to complete the module on the discipline-specific documentation strategies that is appropriate for your discipline. What is most important in this course is to take the time you need to really get the most of the information and what this course has to offer you and your team.
“I learned a great deal – particularly about the need to be concise and succinct in our documentation.”
Why me? No One Has Ever Complained!
As you start this course, you may have been asked to take this course and wonder, “Why me? I document well. No one has ever complained!” This course is about excellence. Excellence for your career and for your organization as it serves others. In the continuum of palliative care, documentation must rise to the level of an art form for practitioners.
“Overall I thought the course material was excellent.”
What is Excellence in Interprofessional Palliative Care Documentation?
Just as great interpersonal communication skills are part of a palliative care practitioner’s skillset, so should be documenting effectively and efficiently. There are several reasons to strive for excellence in interprofessional palliative care documentation.
- Good documentation demonstrates your professionalism, competency and efficiency
- Good documentation improves care provision, communication and teamwork
- Good documentation reduces liability for you and for your organization
- Documentation that doesn’t reflect the needs of referring providers may cost your team referrals
- Poor documentation takes longer and costs you personal time
- Poor documentation creates unnecessary stress for you and co-workers
With this course, you will increase your skill at documentation and as a palliative care practitioner. You will gain tips for documenting accurately and efficiently and you will gain best-practice templates as well as strategies that can be used to enhance documentation, improve communication and save you time.
You will also learn new strategies for working together with your colleagues on your interdisciplinary team to enhance the effectiveness and usability of documentation… for everyone involved!
“I appreciated some of the reminders about charting and will use some of the tips in training our new staff.”
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Efficiently and accurately extract and document the most pertinent information about complex cases
- Communicate information and the perspective of your discipline in a way that other disciplines can understand and use
- Implement best-practice documentation templates
- State what is needed to meet standards for reimbursement
- Participate with other team members in a discussion about documentation that supports interprofessional practice in your setting
- Prepare to make an agreement with your team about the purpose of documentation and documentation practices in your setting that meet standards for quality and timeliness without undue burden, using your current health record system
“The course is great and the feedback is helpful!”
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CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 3 Hours
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