When to fill out Accident Reports When to fill out Accident Reports | allnurses

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When to fill out Accident Reports

  1. 0 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!
  2. 4 Comments

  3. Visit  Supernrse01 profile page
    #1 0
    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. Visit  bsyrn profile page
    #2 0
    I fill out an accident report every time there is an injury at school. CYA
  5. Visit  Purple_Scrubs profile page
    #3 0
    I fill them out if the injury is bad enough that I recommend a visit to the PCP or ER.
  6. Visit  mustlovepoodles profile page
    #4 0
    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?!!"