In this issue of the LNCtips.com newsletter, we talk about how to read really bad handwriting.
As nurses, we've all had to deal with physicians and
others who have really bad handwriting. In a clinical situation, the nurse
can speak with the physician to ask for clarification of, say, orders that are
illegible. It's not as easy once a lawsuit is being contemplated or has
been filed. Deciphering horrible handwriting from
medical records is a skill that many legal nurse consultants learn through trial and error. Click here for some
tips to help new LNCs who are trying to figure out illegible handwriting.
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