Cover image for lecture: Astute Documentation – Avoid Being the Invisible Nurse

Lecture Overview

Concise documentation offers a clear picture of the progress – or lack of progress – of a patient’s condition. Conversely, a lack of clear documentation can only muddy records of your actions, even if you've performed perfectly in every other area of your practice. Learn from several case studies that show how documentation can, in some cases, literally be the difference between life and death.


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Linda Starr

Dr Linda Starr is a general and mental health qualified nurse, lawyer, and associate professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Flinders University. Her research interests have been in health law for health practitioners, criminal law, forensic health care, and elder abuse investigation and prosecution, which was the subject of her PhD. Linda is currently the chair of the state board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board, Australia, the director on the Board of Directors at the Aged Rights Advocacy Service, and is the founding president of the Australian Forensic Nurses Association. She has an extensive speaking record, nationally and internationally, on issues in health law, forensic nursing, and elder abuse.




31 Total Rating(s)

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Amanda Hislop
14 May 2019

Very informative.

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Carmel Therese Hyland
12 May 2019


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Jenny Turton
10 May 2019

Great reminder of the importance to log out

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Karin Larter
08 May 2019

Very informative

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Jessica Hancock
21 Mar 2019

Relevant and a reminder how important documentation and safety is.

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Susan Beahl
10 Mar 2019

Excellent and relevant.

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allison sky
02 Mar 2019

Excellent .. everyone should watch

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Kathryn Miller
25 Feb 2019

would have liked more examples of documentation mistakes and how to avoid them

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Melanie Charlton
21 Feb 2019

Good tip about logging out

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Geoffrey Hudson
09 Feb 2019

The case study was fairly confronting which served to strongly reinforced the point of the lecture. The presenter was engaging and appeared knowledgable.