I am going to graduate from ADN program in May '07. My question is to other nurses already working on the floors, how does your hospital policy cover incident reports? Do you chart the actual incident in the nursing notes, with no mention of the incident report being filed - or do you only file the incident report? We are going to have a lawyer speak to our class about this and I am wondering what is the PROPER way to proceed with this. The institution where I am doing clinicals at does not chart any of the actual incident in the nursing notes, but eludes to the patient's well-being after incident. Our instructor did some research and found you should note the incident but not about the incident report being filed as this would make it possible for it to be subpoened in a legal proceeding. How do your institutions handle this?