The nurse has made an error in documenting an assessment finding on a client and obtains the clients record to correct the error. The nurse corrects the error by:
1.Trying to erase the error for space to write in the correct data
2. Using white correction fluid to delete the error and writing in the correct data
3. Drawing one line through the error, initialing, and dating the line, and then providing the correct information
4. Documenting a late entry into the clients record.
#3.... If the nurse makes an error in documenting in the clients record, the nurse should follow agency policies to correct the error. This included drawing one line through the error, initialing and dating the line, and then providing the correct information. Erasing data from the clients record and using correction fluid are prohibited.