Goal and Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this continuing education module is to provide nurses with information needed to document patient care effectively and appropriately. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the multiple purposes of documentation and documentation fundamentals
  • Compare and contrast documentation formats
  • Compare and contrast the focus of documentation in acute, long-term and home healthcare settings
  • Describe documentation strategies for challenging situations
  • Explain how to meet legal and professional nursing standards when documenting
  • Discuss the effect of technology on nursing documentation
  • Describe ways to save time when documenting

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.