FOUR QUESTIONS

1.    Contrast the various types of advance directives available. How do advance directives affect delivery of patient care? Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

2.    What information is included in a patient’s emergency record and discharge summary? Why must this information be timely and accurate? Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

3.    What information should be included in an anesthesia record and an operative record? Since anesthesia is reported in an operative record, why do you think that a separate anesthesia record is required? Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

4.    What are the Joint Commission’s requirements regarding a patient’s medical record? Why is it vitally important to enter information in a patient’s record in a timely and correct manner? Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

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