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Format for the critical incident report

In the MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery) you are asked to write a Critical incident report. Here is a suggested format for this report.

  1. Describe the context of the incident.
  2. Describe the actual incident in detail.
  3. Explain why the incident was critical or significant for you.
  4. Explain your concerns at the time.
  5. Describe what you were thinking and feeling as it was taking place, and afterwards.
  6. Mention anything particularly demanding about the situation.
  7. Explain how the incident will impact on your studies.
  8. Explain how it will impact upon your future role as a health professional.
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