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Injury/Incident Reporting in a Practice Setting

Have you been injured in a practice setting or involved in a clinical incident? Make sure to complete the google formClinical Incident Reporting Tool, external link

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) reporting is required if your injury or incident may result in or has resulted in any or all of the following:

  • Health care by a medical practitioner for which there is a fee (i.e. physician, chiropractor, dentist, hospital and/or health facility)
  • 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 or 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 below.

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, and changing a bandage or a dressing after a follow-up observation visit”.

Select the topic, below, that is most appropriate for your injury or incident and follow the instructions provided. Your faculty advisor or clinical instructor will assist you with completing the paperwork.

If the practice incident is an accident or injury that necessitates WSIB reporting, please follow placement agency/facility protocol for reporting and obtaining personal medical attention. If additional medical attention is desired, seek medical attention from your family practitioner or the Ryerson Medical Centre.

Notify the practice instructor or faculty advisor as soon as possible on the day of the incident.

Obtain, complete and submit the following WSIB documentation with your faculty advisor/clinical instructor:

Click here for instructions on how to submit your completed forms.

If the practice incident is an accident or injury that necessitates WSIB reporting, please follow placement agency/facility protocol for reporting and obtaining personal medical attention. If additional medical attention is desired, seek medical attention from your family practitioner or the Ryerson Medical Centre.

Notify the practice instructor or faculty advisor as soon as possible on the day of the incident.

Obtain, complete and submit the following WSIB documentation with your faculty advisor/clinical instructor:

Click here for instructions on how to submit your completed forms.

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. WSIB reporting is not required.  

If additional medical attention is desired, seek medical attention from your family practitioner or the Ryerson Medical Centre. If you receive additional medical attention 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, and changing a bandage or a dressing after a follow-up observation visit”.

  • Photocopy any documentation reflective of the first aid incident (such as an occupational health department report) and retain an original copy for your personal records.

Collaborative Program Students:

    Attn: Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Student Affairs Coordinator

    RE: Practice Injury/Incident Reporting Forms

    Student: (print first and last name)

    Ryerson Student #:

    Confidential – For Student’s File

Post Diploma Degree Program Students:

    Attn: Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Student Affairs Coordinator

    RE: Practice Injury/Incident Reporting Forms

    Student: (print first and last name)

    Ryerson Student #:

    Confidential – For Student’s File

Master’s Program Students:

    Attn: Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Graduate Program Administrator

    RE: Practice Injury/Incident Reporting Forms

    Student: (print first and last name)

    Ryerson Student #:

    Confidential – For Student’s File

Make sure to submit your first-aid documents to a student affairs coordinator within three days of the incident.