Recording first-aid care

It is essential that all first-aid care is recorded. This is necessary to ensure: • ongoing monitoring of a patient’s condition

  • any request for outside assistance has necessary information
  • that in the unlikely case of later dispute, relevant records can be provided.

Written records should be clear, concise and factual, reflecting observations only, and not opinions. These records should be kept confidential and details should only be given to those persons who require it (e.g. when seeking medical assistance).