Friendly Charting

Time-frame: 60
CERP: no

Charting can be drudgery, yet it is an essential component of professional practice. How can a practitioner keep charting alive, accurate and rewarding? This workshop will define the importance of charting, including legal issues and standards of practice. It is appropriate for the new lactation consultant, and will be a refresher for the experienced lactation professional. The presentation starts with an actual case history where a LC was called in to give a deposition. The participants are invited to comment on the charting and learn from the mistakes of another. Charting recommendations for LC practice based on the law are described. Various methods of charting and types of breastfeeding assessment tools will be presented. Suggestions will be made to make charting easier and helpful. Several participatory activities will reinforce the presentation, and an exercise in humor will remind the audience of the importance of written language.

Nikki Lee RN, BSN, MS, Mother of 2, IBCLC, CCE, CIMI, ANLC, CKC

Phone number: 215-635-6477