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Documenting for Personal Support Workers

Our PSWs have not been given passwords to access the electronic record. My manager has asked that I document the care provided by a PSW.  Should I document for the care the PSW provided? 

No. If you document the care provided by other individuals, it blurs accountability because it is not clear who provided what care. The only exception to this rule is if you serve as a designated recorder, such as in a code situation.

For more information, read the Documentation practice standard.

Page last reviewed August 11, 2017