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Olympia Area Advanced Practice Association

Patient Assessments, Documentation, Charting Requirements and Legal Issues

Posted over 2 years ago by Pat Sonnenstuhl

All nurses are invited to attend.
"Patient Assessments, Documentation, Charting Requirements and Legal Issues"
Margaret C. Holm, JD, RN, Nurse Consultant - Nursing Commission Unit

April 21
10 a.m.-noon - PSPH 200 Rooms & PCH Mother Joseph Classroom (by videoconference)

Description:
Ms. Holm's clinical career began with extensive work in the area of addiction, first inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency and then as a consultant to hospital Emergency Rooms. As a Master Addiction Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, she has also worked in the field of Employee Assistance for 30 plus years with a strong expertise in the field of substance abuse. Having worked with Boeing and a major oil company, she has a critical understanding of the importance of identifying substance abuse for those working in safety sensitive jobs.

She has worked for the last 8 years as a Health Services Consultant in the Washington Health Professional Services Program (W.H.P.S.), the monitoring program for nurses in WA State. They work with many clients in the nursing field and provide consultation and training to health care facilities throughout the state. She also has developed a particular interest and expertise in the area of workplace issues and workplace bullying and have presented locally and nationally on the subject.

Objectives:
  • Recognize legal elements of documentation required of the professional nurse
  • Examine documentation best practices in challenging situations

CEs available:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15601 for 2 contact hours.