This lecture is meant to highlight proper ways to accurately document and help your defensibility. Unfortunately, good medical care without corresponding documentation leave Podiatric physicians vulnerable to liability claims. Common mistakes in documentation practices will be discussed, as well as ways to avoid them.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify some common mistakes in documentation practices that leave Podiatric physicians vulnerable to liability claims.
2. Explain why accurate documentation of pertinent positives and pertinent negatives can help avoid a malpractice case.
3. List ways to accurately and effectively document patient care to help defend you in the event that you get sued.

Intended Audience
Podiatric Physicians and their Staff

Time to Complete Activity
1.0 hours

No charge

Commercial Interest
No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

Disclosure Statement

PICA is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PICA has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education contact hour.

PICA Disclosure Statement:
In accordance with the Council on Podiatric Medical Education's Standards and Requirements for Approval of Providers of Continuing Education in Podiatric Medicine, any relevant financial relationships between instructors and planning committee members with a commercial interest must be disclosed to program participants. The PICA program planning committee is composed of four DPMs who are members of the PICA Committee for which they receive compensation for their participation, and two members are PICA employees for a total of six. Our speaker today is a member of the PICA Committee and she receives compensation for her participation.



Dr. Carly Robbins

Dr. Carly Robbins is originally from Cleveland, OH and graduated from Miami University with a BA in Psychology. She graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (currently Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine) and completed a three year Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH where she was chief resident. She is currently in private practice in Marysville, OH. Dr. Robbins has been involved with the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) since podiatry school where she was a student delegate and the APMA Board of Trustees Liaison. She was appointed to the APMA Young Members' Committee during residency and as the chair of the committee for 3 years. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery, and Certified in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery. She is also a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.