When to fill out Accident Reports

  1. Hi everyone...
    I'm new to school nursing. Was wondering when you determine the need to fill out accident reports?
    Thank you!! It's been both therapeutic and helpful to read everyone's posts!
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  3. by   Supernrse01
    I fill them out anytime I suspect a bone may be broken; when kids have been in a scuffle resulting in injury; playground injuries involving playground equipment... to name a few. I say, when unsure if it is necessary, go ahead and do it. Better to be safe than sorry! Welcome to school nursing!
  4. by   bsyrn
    I fill out an accident report every time there is an injury at school. CYA
  5. by   Purple_Scrubs
    I fill them out if the injury is bad enough that I recommend a visit to the PCP or ER.
  6. by   mustlovepoodles
    I make an accident report for any injury involving the face, eyes,nose, mouth... any head injury that is more than a mere "bumped head on desk" type... Injuries of the neck or back...injuries that result in limping, significant bruising or bleeding, or suspected fracture. And i call parents for all of the above. Most of the injuries I see are pretty minor, but I don't want any parent to get their child off the bus and say, "OMG,WHAT HAPPENED?!!"