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Improving Nursing Documentation in a

Computer-based Inpatient Hospital Setting

by

Dawn Gapko  RN, BSN

dawngapko@centurytel.net

 

Dawn Gapko graduated from St. Josephs School of Nursing in Marshfield, WI in 1987 and received her BSN from Viterbo College in 1997. Ms. Gapko recently graduated from

Concordia University-WI in May 2001 with a MSN, FNP.  She has worked as a

Medical/Surgical nurse for 12 years at Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff, WI.  In 1999, Ms. Gapko accepted the newly created position of Care Guide Clinician to develop and implement the care guides for the hospital. This role was recently combined with the discharge planning and utilization review department creating the new Case Management Department.  In April 2001, Ms. Gapko accepted a new position as Case Management Specialist.