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CPD30m of CPD
Total Rating(s)47
First Published
Updated16 September 2019
Expires 16 September 2022
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Mandatory Training Module is intended to help you develop an understanding of the importance of incident reports and the role they have in monitoring and improving workplace practices. It will teach you how to identify which incidents warrant a report, what is meant by a 'near-miss' incident, and how to write an incident report correctly.

Validation of Learning
  • Evidence that you have read the relevant incident-related policies and procedures for your workplace.
  • Read and upload to your CPD portfolio the relevant 'Code of Practice' of your profession.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify why it is necessary for you to report an incident to another person or entity.
  • Know how to report an incident and the requirements and obligations you have at/under law.
  • Know what is expected of you in regard to appropriate report writing.

The presenter and all members of the planning team have disclosed that they have no relevant financial commercial relationships to products or devices related to the content of this educational activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medication have been used. Courses include expert peer reviews of the content where applicable.


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Dr Linda Starr has undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in general, mental health nursing, law, education and a PhD in legal issues in elder abuse. Linda has extensive experience as an RN in metropolitan and rural locations, in general nursing, mental health, forensic health, aged care and management. She has held senior positions in academia, including the dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Linda has publications in health law and forensic health issues. Linda is an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University and a consultant educator in health law and ethics for nurses, midwives and carers. She is chair of the SA Board of Nursing and Midwifery, fellow of the College of Nursing Australia, foundation president of the Australian Forensic Nurses Association, member on the School of Health Academic Advisory Board for Open Colleges and the international member on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Forensic Nursing.

Learner Reviews

47 Total Rating(s)
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Moyra Dargie
14 Oct 2019


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Mandeep kaur Jhajj
09 Oct 2019

It is good clarification as why we need to provide accurate report writing.

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Jovana Rapaic
09 Oct 2019

Great course, maybe few examples of written reports could be helpful on how to structure the report and focus on important points.

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Rebecca Hankinson
06 Oct 2019

i enjoyed this prpgram ss it furthered my knowledge

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Craig Fothergill
04 Oct 2019

Thanks for the new knowledge

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Catherine Longstaff
04 Oct 2019

Very informative lecture on The importance of reporting near miss’s and incidents in the work place

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Colleen Hanmer
03 Oct 2019

clear ,well presented and informative.

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Lan Shen
02 Oct 2019


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Paul Hardie
01 Oct 2019


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Helen Bensley
01 Oct 2019

Great concise over view of Incident Report Writing