Medical records are an integral part of client communication and patient care. According to the AVMA PLIT, the leading cause of malpractice claims in veterinary medicine is miscommunication. Poor and incomplete documentation and client communication leads to the perception of poor patient care.
The goal of this course is help you improve your veterinary medical record keeping strategies and highlight pitfalls while you become proficient in communicating with clients. Your improved efficiency at creating a legally defensible medical record, compliance with state, federal, and association rules and regulations, and stronger client relationships will result in better continuity of care and treatment of the patient.
This course has been approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. The MVMA has approved this course to satisfy the Michigan CE requirement for one hour related to medical records and one hour related to state veterinary law and/or federal and state controlled substance laws.
"When I began the course, I thought it would likely be another waste of time. I was quickly and pleasantly surprised to discover that was not the case. If one has any aspiration of practicing quality medicine, this course is not optional it is indispensable."
-John B. Smith, DVM, Petcare Animal Clinic, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dr. Sarah Babcock is a licensed veterinarian and attorney. She provides both online and live continuing education to help her colleagues fulfill their lifelong obligation to the continual improvement of professional knowledge and competence, as well as satisfy state licensing requirements.
Her active engagement in professional associations, academia, and small animal medicine helps to ensure that the courses offered are applicable to veterinary practice, reflect the needs of the profession, and encourage compliance with evolving veterinary medical law, ethics, and standards of care.
"Exceptional online course that will benefit all veterinary professionals from student to experienced practitioner."
-Stephen C. Steep, DVM, Oxford Veterinary Hospital, Oxford, Michigan