Resource: First Aid & CPR

Information Management

Detailing a summary of treatment administered between the first aider and healthcare practitioners aids successful ongoing care.

Safety Consulting, HealthCo Co. Louth

Key information

Incidents requiring first aid often occur out of the blue. It can be difficult to both act and remember every detail. Here we outline what is important to help you focus on the key information to handover to the medical practitioners.

  • Casualty details
  • History
  • Brief description of incident or illness
  • Signs & symptoms
  • Treatment
  • Vital signs
  • Medical history/Medication
  • Any other relevant information

(Ensure confidentiality)

  • To assist with diagnosis
  • To assist with treatment
  • In case the patient becomes unconscious

Try and document as you go

Use Ambulatory Care Report ACR form if available

Follow directions on form

Ensure information is:

  • Explicit
  • Factual
  • Comprehensive

Keep copy for yourself

Keep it safe and confidential

Health & Safety Authority

Guidance on the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Reporting of Accidents and Dangerous Occurrences) Regulations 2016

PHECC ACR

Ambulatory Care Report Information Standard 2016

The Ambulatory Care Report

The Ambulatory Care Report (ACR) Information Standard consists of the set of data elements about the patient which include but are not exclusive to: name and address, date of birth, venue, location, care management, chief complaint and patient disposition

To collect event data on the patient who primarily requires first-aid and capture of data if additional care is required. This will:
1. Facilitate strategic planning primarily for voluntary and auxiliary organisations.
2. Provide a link in the continuum of patient care across all voluntary and auxiliary organisations in the event of patient handover to another licensed Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) provider.
3. Provide a platform for clinical audit.
4. Inform research into new skill, services/equipment. 

The Ambulatory Care Report (ACR) is the principal source for patient data captured at events.  

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