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Charting by Exception in Aged Care




  • Includes step by step guidelines for documenting care at the completion of a shift
  • Addresses issues to introduce when charting by exception
  • Evaluates the advantages of exception writing
  • Points towards supplementary reading

Charting by exception (CBE) is an exciting development in nursing documentation. This chapter focuses on charting by exception and includes guidelines, support processes as well as issues to consider when implementing this new practice.


Contents include

  • Guidelines For Charting By Exception
    • Support Processes For Charting By Exception
  • Some Issues To Consider When Introducing Charting By Exception
  • Benefits Of Exception Writing
  • In Summary
  • References
  • Suggested Reading
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Author / Editor Biographies

RN, B Ed, ADT & D, GradCert Ger, ACMS, GradCert IE & T, MRCNA and AIMM.
Program Co-coordinator for Health, Nursing & Aged Care programs at Kangan Batman TAFE. As well, she is the co- editor of the multi-author textbook "Nursing Documentation in Aged Care - a Guide to Practice". Gaye is passionate about aged care nursing as a professional specialty.
RN, RM, GradCert Ger, Dip (Education & Training), ADT & D and MRCNA
Christine Crofton is a registered nurse who has been involved in aged care for many years in a variety of roles - including senior management of aged-care facilities. She is currently a nurse educator who believes that older people must be valued, respected, and cared for in accordance with the highest professional standards. If this is to be achieved, Christine believes that documentation must be undertaken effectively and efficiently. If aged-care nurses are empowered and confident in their own abilities, positive resident outcomes and excellence in documentation will be assured.

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