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A Novel Approach to Electronic Nursing Documentation Education

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Malane, Elizabeth A. MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K; Richardson, Cynthia MSN, RN-BC; Burke, Kathleen G. PhD, RN-BC, CENP, FAAN

Journal for Nurses in Professional Development: November/December 2019 - Volume 35 - Issue 6 - p 324–329
doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000587

Health care is rapidly evolving to meet the changing needs of our increasing complex patients. Nursing practice must keep pace with these changes. Emerging information technologies such as electronic health records (EHRs) challenge nursing practice to redesign workflow. Providing nurses with effective education on how to incorporate EHR documentation is essential for safe patient care. This article describes the development of an education program that promotes accurate and more efficient nursing EHR documentation practices.

Elizabeth A. Malane, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K, is Nursing Professional Development Specialist, Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Cynthia Richardson, MSN, RN-BC, is Director of Nursing Program Development, Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Kathleen G. Burke, PhD, RN-BC, CENP, FAAN, is Corporate Director, Nursing Professional Development & Innovation and Co-director, Continuing Interprofessional Education, University of Pennsylvania Health System; Advanced Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Elizabeth A. Malane, 11 Peach Ridge Dr., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 (e-mail:

Online date: October 23, 2019

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