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 more 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.
"Exceptional online course that will benefit all veterinary professionals from student to experienced practitioner." Stephen C. Steep, DVM, Oxford Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Babcock, a licensed veterinarian and attorney, offers instruction in veterinary medical law and ethics as part of the traditional veterinary medical curriculum and also as continuing education for veterinary medical professionals.
Dr. Babcock's 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.
"Medical records are one of the most under appreciated aspects of veterinary medicine and nothing is more frustrating than taking a referral case with no or illegible information from the rDVM and essentially having to start from scratch. The amount of time and money that could be saved during litigation or the prevention there-of by correctly keeping medical records makes it well worth the price of the course." Matt Kuhn, DVM, PhD Candidate, Michigan State University