Five Simple Ways to Improve Your Documentation Skills

01/30/2003
As we have preached so many times in the past, good documentation is important to you and your ambulance service for many reasons. Good documentation can facilitate good patient care, help protect you from liability and can favorably impact your ambulance service's reimbursement.This EMS Law "Monthly Tip of the Week" presents five quick and easy things you can do to improve your documentation right now!Paint a PictureThink of your documentation as painting a picture of the incident. However, instead of using a paintbrush or a camera, you are using words. Set the scene. For instance, at an accident scene -- Where are the cars? Is there broken glass and tire marks? Is there signific...

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