Frontline Initiative Documentation

The Seven Basic Rules for Accurate Documentation

  1. Write in dark blue or black ink.
  2. Write legibly.
  3. Sign each documentation entry.
  4. Date each documentation entry.
  5. Document the time of your entry. Don’t forget to include AM or PM.
  6. Draw a line through errors and initial. Do not erase or cover with Wite-Out.®
  7. Do not leave unused log space blank. Draw a line through unused space. 

From, “Doing Documentation ‘Write,’” Frontline Initiative newsletter, v. 5 no. 4.