Which of the following is appropriate to include in an incident report?
1.An interpretation of the likely cause of the incident.
2. What the nurse saw and did.
3. The client’s statement about the incident that occurred.
4. The extenuating circumstances involved in the situation.
The incident report includes only what the nurse saw and did—the objective data. The nurse does not try to interpret the likely cause of the incident, include statements from the client about the incident, or comment on extenuating circumstances.