Documentation and Report Writing - course details

Examines the knowledge and skills needed for thorough and efficient documentation practice. You will learn what is expected of client documentation: what to document, when, and how to do it. This course provides a particular focus on client notes (progress or other regular notes) but is useful for all aspects of documentation in the community care context.

Standards: 
HCS 1, 2, 3; NSW DSS 3, 6
Topics covered:
  • What should be documented?
  • Differences between objective and subjective language
  • Guidelines for good documentation practice
  • How to plan a workplace document
  • Simple and practical tips to avoid common pitfalls
Duration: 
Full day
Suitable for: 
anyone who contributes to client documentation, or staff who supervise those producing documentation.
Prerequisites: 
none
Comments:
  • Practical examples and relevant/topical discussions.
  • Plenty of group & individual participation encouraged.
  • I learnt a lot about subjectivity and objectivity.
  • All topics were very interesting and the activities were great.
  • Have attended this training before with different facilitator & was not useful at all. Facilitator (Jenny) made it interesting & understood.