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Creating and dealing with documentation is an integral part of nursing procedure.

Accurate charting is a key to facilitating patient care. However, the quality of recorded information is also key in defending or prosecuting a nurse in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

  • Why is documentation so important?
  • The use of documentation in legal actions
  • The types of relevant documents in civil proceedings
  • The CNO standards
  • Common pitfalls
  • Best practices
  • Electronic documents and other hot topics, including:
    • disclosure
    • confidentiality
    • long-term care
    • patient safety


  • Mélanie de Wit, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Lee Lenkinski, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Multi-Viewer Purchase:

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee


The video stream, including link to program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase. In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Running Time


Date Recorded
June 18, 2015
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

$99 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Nurses
  • Student Nurses
  • Nurse Educators
  • Nursing Unit Administrators
  • Nurse Managers
  • Directors/VPs of Nursing
  • Patient Care Managers
  • Health Care Risk Managers
  • Directors of Professional Practice
  • Directors of Care
  • In-house counsel, Lawyers in private practice

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