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In a health care facility, such as a hospital, nursing home, or assisted living, an incident report or accident report is a form that is filled out in order to record details of an unusual event that occurs at the facility, such as an injury to a patient. The purpose of the incident report is to document the exact details of the occurrence while they are fresh in the minds of those who witnessed the event. This information may be useful in the future when dealing with liability issues stemming from the incident. Generally, according to health care guidelines, the report must be filled out as soon as possible following the incident. This way, the details written in the report are as accurate as possible. Most incident reports that are written involve accidents with patients, such as patient falls. But most facilities will also document an incident in which a staff member or visitor is injured. In the event that an incident involves a patient, the patient will often be monitored for a period of time following the incident, which may include taking vital signs regularly.
The numerical value of incident report in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of incident report in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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Here we are, 14 years later, and Mr. Mills is testifying that none of the radios worked underground, they did work on the surface, but his men and women couldn't be communicated with, so they could have no incident report that had accurate information like where's the train, how many people are on the train, what's the condition of people on the train ...
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