Stephen R. Wirth, JD, MS, EMT-P: No financial relationships to disclose
When swamped with calls, you need to make the best use of your time. Patient care documentation consumes a lot of that time yet is so essential to all that we do as EMS practitioners. Yet we often use words and phrases in documentation that are not descriptive and that don’t help paint the picture of the patient’s condition – those words are essentially meaningless, so why waste your time writing them? This session will highlight the top 8 meaningless phrases we see in PCR documentation and provide strategies for “making every word count” in your PCR, and hopefully make your job a bit easier!
Identify eight phrases that provide no substantive value to describing the patient condition in EMS documentation
use more descriptive words in creating a clinical narrative that describes the patient's condition
better organize the PCR to ensure that all words are effective and help paint the picture of the patient's condition and improve the efficiency of report writing