Documentation and record keeping

Cost: £6.00

Welcome to our Documentation and record keeping online Training. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion. The course duration is approximately 1 hour and will earn you 1 CPD point. You have 6 months from the date of purchase to finish this training.

This module covers various topics related to Documentation and record keeping online training module:

1. Introduction to Documentation and Record Keeping:
• Importance of accurate and timely documentation in healthcare settings.
• Legal and professional obligations related to record keeping.
• Potential consequences of poor documentation practices.

2. Documentation Principles and Standards:
• Overview of the key principles of documentation, such as accuracy, completeness, clarity, and confidentiality.
• Familiarity with local and national standards and guidelines for record keeping in the UK healthcare system.

3. Types of Healthcare Documentation:
• Explanation of different types of healthcare records used, such as medical charts, progress notes, care plans, incident reports, and consent forms.
• Understanding the purpose and specific requirements of each type of documentation.

4. Documentation Process:
• Step-by-step guide on how to document accurately and effectively.
• The importance of using clear and concise language, objective observations, and avoiding abbreviations or jargon.
• Guidance on documenting in real-time, immediately after an event or encounter.

5. Privacy and Confidentiality:
• Guidelines on how to handle and store confidential information securely, including electronic health records (EHRs).

6. Common Documentation Challenges and Errors:
• Identification of common challenges and errors in documentation.
• Strategies to overcome challenges and minimize errors, such as time management, effective communication, and seeking clarification when needed.

7. Legal and Ethical Considerations:
• Overview of legal and ethical considerations related to documentation and record keeping.
• Guidance on dealing with sensitive information, consent, and reporting incidents or errors.

8. Technology and Documentation:
• Introduction to electronic documentation systems and their benefits.
• Training on how to use electronic health record (EHR) systems effectively and securely.
• Best practices for maintaining accuracy and privacy when using technology for documentation.

The learning outcomes are.

1. Knowledge of the importance of user authentication and access controls in safeguarding patient information.
2. Understanding the significance of data encryption for secure transmission and storage of electronic health records.
3. Awareness of the need for regular software updates and patches to mitigate security vulnerabilities.
4. Understanding the role of secure network infrastructure in protecting against unauthorized access and data breaches.
5. Knowledge of employee training and awareness programs to promote privacy and security best practices.
6. Understanding the importance of secure mobile device usage and the protection of patient information.
7. Knowledge of audit logs and monitoring to track user activity and detect potential security incidents.
8. Understanding the importance of regular data backups for data availability and recovery in case of system failures or cyber-attacks.
9. Knowledge of the secure disposal of electronic devices to prevent unauthorized access to patient information.
10. Awareness of legal and regulatory requirements related to privacy and security in healthcare documentation.

We hope you find this module informative and beneficial for your professional development in Documentation and record keeping module.

If you need more information about this course, please contact Train Healthcare directly at 0208 3266 704 or email
Please note that refunds are not available for online training purchases.

Nursing and Midwife Council's (CPD Points).

It is necessary to complete 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points) of relevant CPD within the three-year period since your last registration renewal or since joining the register.
Of these 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points), a minimum of 20 hours (20 Nursing CPD Points), should be dedicated to participatory learning, which involves engaging in activities that facilitate interaction with other professionals.