3 Tips for Clinical Documentation in Trauma Treatment
For many of us, being a trauma treatment professional means having to also know how to do paperwork. Quality clinical documentation can save you from a lot of headaches.
I didn’t really understand the hidden benefits of good documentation until I worked for a community-based organization that was a Medicaid provider. If you have ever had the “pleasure”, and I use that word loosely, to have a job like this you know the paperwork machine can sometimes almost over-shadow the direct work with our clients.
However, I was in management at this job so I got to peak behind the curtain and see how good clinical documentation increased effectiveness of treatment, safety for the client and provider, and the overall success of the case.
You may be wondering how clinical documentation can do all of this…well I think documentation has gotten a bad reputation over the years, and it is time to embrace what it can do for us and the work we do with our clients, especially those who have survived trauma.
Check out this week’s vlog below where I share three of my tried and tested tips for efficient and effective clinical documentation within trauma treatment.