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Clinical Record Keeping – Maintaining legally adequate records in real-world practice

Clinical Record Keeping – Maintaining legally adequate records in real-world practice
  • Webinar
  • Mandatory CPD
CPD 1.5
Cost
(inclusive of GST)
Free for members
Date 9 May 2017
Time 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Address Online webinar
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Course Description

Presenter: Brian Nicholls

Osteopaths are continually exhorted by the Board, the Association, Guild Insurance, Meridian Lawyers and others to keep good records... but very little information is available on what constitutes good record keeping, or on how to achieve it within the time constraints of a real-world practice.

We all remember being taught to take exhaustively comprehensive histories at university, which took half an hour to write up after each treatment. You can’t do that in real life. However, too many osteopaths have gone too far the other way, and are keeping completely inadequate records.

Based on the work currently going on to develop a common standard for osteopathic records, this webinar will outline the most common problems encountered when reviewing and auditing osteopathic records, and will set out a number of simple, practical strategies to help osteopaths maintain legally adequate records within the typical time constraints of a busy practice.

About the Presenter:

Brian originally trained as an Osteopath in the UK, and has been in practice for nearly 30 years. For 16 of those years he lectured at Victoria University on the Osteopathy course; teaching a variety of subjects including Technique, Ergonomics, Clinical Orthopaedics and Practice Management.

He has a long-standing interest in medicolegal matters, and has acted as an expert witness in a number of complaints against osteopaths.

Brian also acts as a Clinical Records Auditor which, together with his expert witness work, has given him a good insight into the problems typically encountered in Osteopathic record keeping, and how records can be improved in real-world practice.

He is currently involved in a project aimed at developing a standardised clinical record keeping system for the profession.

Registration Details

Phone 02 9410 0099
Emailevents@osteopathy.org.au
Clinical Record Keeping – Maintaining legally adequate records in real-world practice