First and foremost, it is a way to document things to keep you out of trouble.
A recording of facts onto a permanent, formal document or record
A way to pass information on from shift to shift
A way to document things instead of putting them on your daily.
In criminal or civil court
To provide a basis for statistical analysis
As a public posting or notice of security alerts
Provide a basis for further action
Entertain the reader
Provides relevant details
Gives a well stated opinion of the report writer
Leaves no question as to what happened
Documents action taken
The Facts and the Opinions
The Essentials and the Requirements
The Requirements and the Statements
The Essentials and the Pictures
Who is at fault
7 essentials and 5 requirements
7 essentials and 7 requirements
5 essentials and 7 requirements
5 essentials and 5 requirements
True, the WHO is always the complainant.
False, the WHO is anyone that is involved in a significant way and may include several groups of people including patients, employees, Visitors, police, and fire fighters.
What your opinion is regarding who is at fault.
What relevant events actually happened.
A description of what was done and what actions people took.
A description of the actions that you took
A description of how many other things were going on at the time of the incident.
A description of how the people involved were behaving badly.
How you felt about the people involved.
A detailed, chronological description of the sequence of events.
I told the complainant that I would escort her to the ED for treatment, but she declined
Since the door was found unsecure, I stood-by until my supervisor arrived to secure the door.
I left the restraint key with RN Maggie Smith.
I thought the police should be called because I just had a feeling that the subject was going to be trouble.