This webinar will review the importance of appropriate medical record documentation during the perioperative period. Documentation assists in the planning and coordination of the patient’s care. A well-documented medical record demonstrates that the practitioner is following the standard of care and if in the case of a lawsuit, will defend the appropriate treatment of the patient. A complete medical record is the best line of defense, and this webinar will review the tools needed to defend your good care during the perioperative period.

Course Objectives:

• History & Physical and Follow-up Consultation Notes: The participant will understand the importance of a complete H&P, including alternative modalities of treatment discussed and provided.

• Informed Consent: The participant will gain knowledge regarding the importance of documenting. Informed Consent: What, When, and By Whom?

• Pre-Operative and Postoperative Instructions: The participant will learn the importance of documenting preoperative and postoperative instructions

• Communications: The participant will understand the importance of documenting all communications with the patient during the perioperative period.

Intended Audience:
Podiatric physicians and their staff

Time to Complete Activity:
1.0 hour

Continuing Education Contact Hour:
1.0 hour

No charge

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

PICA 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 credit.




Leslie Campbell, D.P.M. of Plano is a podiatrist in private practice at Presbyterian Hospital of Allen. She is a member of the Dallas County Podiatric Medical Society and Texas Podiatric Medical Association and a member of the board of trustees of the American Podiatric Medical Association. She is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics, and the American Professional Wound Care Association. She has been elected to and serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Podiatric Medical Association and is a judge for the American Podiatric Medical Association Scientific Affairs poster contest. Campbell received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stonehill College and a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the California College of Podiatric Medicine.