Medical Chronology in Word 2007
One of the most common types of reports created by Legal Nurse Consultants is the medical chronology. A good medical chronology provides a detailed timeline of the pertinent medical events of the case.
Medical chronologies are usually created in table format using word processing software, such as Microsoft Word. Since new LNCs may not be accustomed to creating tables, this 3 minute video provides an overview of this process. Word 2003 and Word 2007 are different enough that there is a video for each version.
This video depicts a very simple chronology about an antibiotic that was ordered for a patient who was allergic to the medication. Normally, identifying information (age, full name, gender, etc.) is included in a chronology. In this example, it has been left off for the sake of brevity. Like all of the samples and examples on LNCtips.com, the names and circumstances are fictitious.