incident reporting

  1. Just wondering if someone can tell me a little bit more about incident reporting.... I had a few questions on the nclex today and am still kind of confused about it... does it involve staff, or patient?
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  3. by   bargainhound
    Incident reports can involve patients, staff, visitors...anyone.

    Anything that has potential for injury or need for
    administrative staff to be aware of potential future
    consequences, etc. needs to have an incident report
    done...they can be called by different titles.
  4. by   happylush
    Quote from bargainhound
    Incident reports can involve patients, staff, visitors...anyone.

    Anything that has potential for injury or need for
    administrative staff to be aware of potential future
    consequences, etc. needs to have an incident report
    done...they can be called by different titles.
    thanks for the clarification! I think I got some right then! But wondering why it asked me more than 1 if I got it right? Random? hmmm
  5. by   Nurse Ratched
    It's also important to know that these are in-house documents (usually for risk management purposes and prevention of future similar incidents) and should not be referenced in your nursing documentation. They are not part of the patient's medical record.

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