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Pre-Charting Logbooks

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by Faff Faff (New) New Nurse

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Is it considered 'Pre-charting' if patient details, planned surgical date, scheduled prodcedure and surgeon are entered into a surgical logbook prior to the date of surgery, then additional details fleshed out on the day of surgery if the case goes?  I maintain that this is pre-charting.  If a patient arrived for a procedure the day of surgery and the case cancelled for some reason, and the logbook was maintained in real time, the case would not have been logged in the surgical logbook because the case would not have proceeded.  If the case had been logged prior to the date of surgery and the case cancelled prior to the patient actually coming to the facility, it would have to be crossed out in the logbook and a notation made for the reason for the cross-out, projecting a possibly misleading impression that the patient had arrived for the procedure but the case cancelled at that time.  Thoughts?

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By logbook do you mean you are paper charting still? 

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