What is the difference between a progress report and a SOAP note? Are these two separate documents that are required at different stages of the health care process? Or, is SOAP a way to organize the information found in a progress report. I don't quite get it. I know what SOAP stands for; I just need to know how it is different from a progress report. Thanks so much!
Jun 24, '09
Thanks 1000-yr old turtle...
That's what I thought...that a SOAP note was a structured progress report. Good to hear that I'm on the right track. Very difficult to write about nursing documentation when the only times you've been in a hospital are when you've been sick or when visiting others who are sick...
But it sounds like the distinction is even a bit tricky for nurses...
Thanks a million!
Last edit by sorchgorch on Jun 24, '09
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