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Good record keeping - DDU journal

Now that you've read the article, 'Good record keeping' in the DDU journal, test your knowledge of the subject by answering the following true-or-false questions.

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So we can give you a CPD certificate, please tell us a little about you:
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Which of these best describes you: *This question is required.

Mark each of the following true or false:

1. Records are only there to protect you in the event of a claim. *This question is required.
2. Records aren't as important as your memory or personal recollection of the treatment. *This question is required.
3. Good record keeping is only a regulatory obligation. *This question is required.
4. Records should include negative as well as positive findings. *This question is required.
5. The 'four Cs' of good record keeping are: Contemporaneous, Clear, Complex and Complete. *This question is required.
6. Your records should contain every last detail of the treatment, including your personal reflections and comments. *This question is required.
7. You should seek consent from a 16-year-old before sharing their records. *This question is required.
8. There is no requirement to amend an entry just because the patient dislikes what has been recorded. *This question is required.
9. Complaint correspondence should be stored with the patient’s records. *This question is required.
10. Records should be destroyed after two years. *This question is required.
11. You can charge patients for a copy of their records. *This question is required.
12. You should explain to patients when you might need to share their information with others involved in their care. *This question is required.
13. Anyone with a claim arising out of the death of a patient may be entitled to see the patient's dental records. *This question is required.
14. Practice patients have the legal right to view their records and obtain copies. *This question is required.
15. You should verify the identity of anyone making a Subject Access Request (SAR). *This question is required.
16. For consent to share information to be valid, the patient only needs to know what information of theirs you will be releasing. *This question is required.
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