The Write Way to Better E. M. S.: How to Organize, Write and Give Better E. M. S. Reports

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This special Instructor's Edition can help you present better programs on the subject of EMS documentation. The patient care record your EMTs and paramedics leave at the hospital is your calling card. How good do you look? Oral reports need knowledgeable and effective delivery. Written reports also need completeness and accuracy. Written reports are a permanent patient medical record. They help with care continuity.

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Overview

This special Instructor's Edition can help you present better programs on the subject of EMS documentation. The patient care record your EMTs and paramedics leave at the hospital is your calling card. How good do you look? Oral reports need knowledgeable and effective delivery. Written reports also need completeness and accuracy. Written reports are a permanent patient medical record. They help with care continuity.

The record your personnel leave, reflects on the professionalism of your organization. Patient care reports are the first place attorneys and regulatory agencies look when seeking to place liability. This training program helps you take steps to decrease your liability by teaching your employees how to write organized, professional reports. It also deals with special situations such as patient refusals, sudden death, crime scenes and child and elder abuse -- areas where your liability could increase even if you don't transport a patient.

This book breaks down the components of report giving and writing and provides instructors with a useful tool for training their personnel in proper written documentation and verbal reporting situations. It provides margin cues keyed to the text and helpful insights on presenting the program. Sample reports with analysis, useful for discussion groups, are provided.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595004232
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Edition description: Teachers G
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author vi
Acknowledgements vii
Disclaimer ix
Preface to Instructor's Edition xi
Introduction 1
Section 1 Developing a Clear, Concise Report
1 Scenes from EMS 5
2 Goals 9
3 Purpose, Form, and Content of Written Reports 11
4 Reporting Format 15
5 The Simplified EMS (SEMS) Format 19
6 The Report as a Resource in the Hospital 41
7 Ambulance-to-Hospital Radio Communication 45
8 Presenting the Case in the Emergency Department 51
9 Special Reporting Situations 55
10 Final Remarks 79
Section 2 Sample Run Reports & Classroom Exercises
11 Run Report Forms 83
12 Classroom Exercises 159
Section 3 Teaching the Program
13 Teaching the Programs 179
14 Run Report Notes for the Instructor 197
15 Sample Course Outlines 219
16 Report Critiques and Program Worksheets 237
17 In Conclusion 245
Appendices, End Notes, Index
A Common Deficiencies in Report Writing 251
B 105 CMR 170.240 Records 253
C Process for Investigating Complaints 255
D Terms 257
E Commonly-Used Abbreviations 259
F Charting Symbols 269
G Case Notes 271
End Notes 275
Index 283
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2008

    Organized Documentation Guide

    This book presents an organized approach for report writing tailored for the EMS professional. The Instructor's Edition lays out how to organize and deliver a course for students and also employees of EMS organizations. The case studies and sample reports can be used for training, or the agency can utilize their own reports and forms. This series is a worthwhile instructor resource. It can help trainers teach their employees better report organization and documentation which can help reduce liability issues while projecting a more professional image.

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