This course will provide an understanding of patient care documentation and charting for out of hospital providers, as well as the legal implications of documentation errors. Additionally, charting tools available to EMS are discussed.
The goal of this continuing education module is to help the practicing EMT or paramedic improve charting skills. This module consists of two parts; the first article will cover purposes of patient care documentation and the essential components of an EMS chart, while the second article will discuss charting formats, tools for documentation and some “do’s and dont’s” of charting.
1 CEU CAPCE #19-MEDN-F3-3021