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Lee Hover <[log in to unmask]>
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Lee Hover <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:41:54 -0700
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I just did a quick and dirty on Google with "timely documentation nursing"
and came up with a boatload of likely sounding titles.  However, I will
leave the combing through them to you:-).


Lee Hover, D. Med. Hum.
Lacey, WA

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Subject: Search help: "Timely" Documentation


I got the request below from one of my nurses. I have searched in PubMed and
CINAHL unsuccessfully to find anything that addresses what is considered
"timely." I found some citations that addressed the idea that it's a good
thing, but not more precisely what it is. And, as the nurse put it, these
"soft" concepts are what can get nurses in a pickle in court. I searched
Documentation/standards, timely [text], and nurses/nursing. In the "two
heads are better than one" department, I am hoping that someone may have a
suggestion on how to find something on this topic. Thank you.

Can you help me find some resources or guidelines regarding "timely"
documentation? I have the ANA Principles of Documentation but am looking for
something that suggests some guidelines regarding what is "timely" and what
is not.

Christine Fleuriel, MSLIS
Chief, Library Services (142D)
New Mexico VA Health Care System
1501 San Pedro SE
Albuquerque 87108
(505) 265-1711 ext 2248