Improvement in documentation of compartment syndrome with a chart insert

Brett M. Cascio, Dhruv B. Pateder, Adam J. Farber, Dennis E. Kramer, Michael C. Ain, Frank J. Frassica

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Abstract

To improve documentation of compartment syndrome, an educational program was instituted and a chart insert consisting of a preprinted checklist of history and physical examination parameters for at-risk patients was created. From October 2004 to May 2005, a total of 45 consecutive at-risk patients were identified. Progress notes were divided into group 1 (educational program alone) and group 2 (educational program and checklist). Group 2 showed more complete documentation than group 1. The combination of a chart insert and an educational program proved to be more effective than an educational program alone for improving the documentation of compartment syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOrthopedics
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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