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Incidents and Reporting


Resource Type: Nursing Lecture
Presenter: Pierre Baume
Listening Time: 48 Mins
Date Added: 24/02/2017
Date Recorded: 17/06/2016
Date Reviewed:
Event: Aged Care Clinical Nursing Skills
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Topics: Aged Care, Legal

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Documentation is an essential component of aged care. Knowing what to document and when, as well as ensuring appropriate documentation in relation to incidents and health care errors is essential.

Topics covered

  • Progress notes, what to write and when, and who should write them?
  • Incidents and adverse events that should be reported
  • What type of incidents must be reported?
  • Documentation requirements for incident reports
  • The legal issues surrounding incident reporting


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Presenter Biographies

Barrister
Pierre is a barrister at the Victorian Bar and practises in the areas of health law, family law and commercial law. He has also worked as a senior academic in several universities across Australia. Until 2012 he was a senior academic at Monash University where he taught mental health, law and ethics. Pierre is a Director of the St Kilda Legal Service and past vice chair of the Mental Health Legal Centre. Prior to joining the Victorian Bar, Pierre spent 25 years in the health industry both as clinician and administrator. He is the founding director of the Australian Institute for Suicide Resea...

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