Do emergency nurse practitioners provide adequate documentation?
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Do emergency nurse practitioners provide adequate documentation?

Anna Neary Senior lecturer and programme leader in advanced practice, University of the West of England, North Bristol NHS Trust emergency department

Anna Neary asks whether attending a specialist training course affects the ability of staff to document their findings for patients at a minor injury unit

Documentation in healthcare services is important but often lacks detail. This article describes a pilot study of whether staff who have completed an emergency nurse practitioner course provide more detail in their patient assessments. Post-course audits demonstrate that standards of documentation had been maintained or had improved in some areas, but had declined in others.

Emergency Nurse. 22, 4, 34-40. doi: 10.7748/en.22.4.34.e1322


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 28 April 2014

Accepted: 10 June 2014