MEP students report any clinical incidents they are involved in during their placements and also any incidents which result in their own personal injury. There are two different processes for these:
1. Clinical Incidents:
Students involved in clinical incidents during clinical placements should seek support from their preceptor and/or tutor to fill out the student incident report form. The student incident report form is found here and should be submitted without delay to the MEP program manager.
2. Personal Injury Reporting:
WSIB reporting is required if the injury/incident may result or has resulted in any or all of the following:
- Health care by a medical practitioner for which there is a fee for service (i.e. physician, chiropractor, dentist, hospital and/or health facility(ies)
- Loss of time from work, placement and/or university beyond the date of the incident
- Exposure to and/or contraction of a communicable disease (i.e. TB exposure, needlestick)
In the event of a practice injury/incident requiring first aid treatment only, you do not need to make a WSIB claim.
Please follow placement agency/facility protocol for reporting and obtaining personal medical attention. If additional medical attention occurs or you are uncertain about the potential severity of the incident, please obtain, complete and submit the WSIB documentation, as instructed above.
First aid is defined by the WSIB as a “one-time treatment or care and any follow-up visit(s) for observation purposes only. First aid includes, but is not limited to: cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches treating a minor burn applying bandages and/or dressings applying a cold compress, cold pack, or ice bag applying a splint changing a bandage or a dressing after a follow-up observation visit”.
Select the topic, below, that is most appropriate for your injury/incident and follow the instructions provided. Your Faculty Advisor or Clinical Instructor will assist you in completing the paperwork.