Documentation Tips – 561

Dr. Melissa Long covers Documentation Tips in her presentation at Trinity University.

Melissa Long, Dr. Long; Documentation Tips; Dpcumentation Dos; Documentation Don't; Trinity,
Trinity University.

What are some of the Documentation Tips:


  • Onset
  • Location
  • Duration
  • Character
  • Aggravating
  • Relieving
  • Temporal
  • Severity

Use a voice recorder

Use a transcription service after recording all your notes

Nobody really likes documentation…

But for reimbursement and more importantly your job security in a lawsuit be thorough and accurate

Check out Melissa's live video from Trinity University Sports Medicine Clinic

What are tips?

Have experienced a job change that caused you to lose important documents?

Have you switched companies for your records management and not been able to sync the notes?

Let me know what you are doing to make you life easier but still meeting our documentation needs.

Contact us:

Jeremy Jackson

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Dr. Melissa Long's slide show

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Abilene Christian University’ s new MAT program 351

Adam Ybarra and Melissa Long are starting a new MAT program at ACU.

We briefly discuss some of the challenges and some of the expectations of starting a new program.

If you want to find out more about the MAT program contact Adam Ybarra or Melissa Long.  We also give a big shout out to Dr.  Josh Yellen and the University of Houston MAT program.

We are broadcasting live from the 2017 NATA expo in Houston Texas.
We used Facebook live to stream as many of the NATA 2017 Expo Interviews as possible.
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Hit me up on Twitter to let me know your thoughts @MrJeremyJackson 

Coordinated School Health and the Athletic Trainer – 269

Dr. Melissa Long's Presentation slides

We are broadcasting live and interviewing the speakers of the Memorial Hermann's Sports Medicine Update.  It is a great way to continue improving your athletic training practice.  There are always new topics, new aspects of old topics and great re-freshers.

We plan to release the lecture and then the interview.  Through the course of the summer the podcasts will be shorter, more frequent, and a lot more raw (less editing).

All the lectures and handouts have been uploaded and are now available on Google Drive.

Once the school year resumes we will return to our regular format.

Thanks to @rrmarley   @UofHMAT  @DozalJazmin Nicole Cascia, Ryan Collins and several others for the contributions.

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