It is important to write down the sequence of events and treatment given to a casualty after an injury or illness. This will help the first aider remember exactly what has happened, as well as providing assistance to emergency personnel that may take over.
An injury/illness form (or register) should be kept with all first aid kits and this is also a WHS requirement for many workplaces depending on what state/territory you are located in.
An example of the basic information contained in an injury/illness form is provided below. These forms will vary depending on your workplace, state and WHS policy.
Register of injuries form
The basic information required on an injury/illness form is:
A record of first aid treatment given should be kept by the first aider and reported to managers on a regular basis to assist reviewing first aid arrangements. First aid treatment records are subject to requirements under health records legislation.