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a prepared account of an event, investigation, or evaluation, usually for formal presentation to an authority or group.
accident report incident report.
case report a narrative in the professional literature that identifies a single incident and discusses pertinent factors related to the patient.
incident report a written document describing inadvertent trauma to a patient, errors or omissions in care, or untoward events happening to staff or visitors. Such a report should be filed as soon after the event as possible. Called also accident report.
shift report in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as exchanging essential patient care information with other nursing staff at change of shift.


Etymology: L, re + portare, to carry
(in nursing) the transfer of information from the nurses on one shift to the nurses on the following shift or before the transfer of a patient from one unit to another. Report is given systematically at the time of change of shift. The nurse manager, team leader, or primary nurse conducts the report, summarizing the progress and status of each patient for the nurses who will next assume responsibility for the care. The provider of the information is said to "give report," and the oncoming staff to "take report." Report may be given to the assembled oncoming staff, or it may be tape recorded so that staff members can listen to it individually or in a group on their own schedule. The Kardex and medcard of each patient are updated before report, and staff members are informed of the changes during report.


A formal account, oral, written, or electronic, of conditions, events, or actions.
[O.Fr. reporter, fr. L. re-portare, to carry back]


1. The account, usually verbal and often tape-recorded, that the nursing staff going off duty gives to the oncoming staff. The purpose is to provide continuity of care despite the change in staff. The information provided is of the utmost importance in caring for critically ill patients.
2. A record of a drug reaction, illness, medical emergency, or other health-related statistic.

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Q. sex after giving birth My baby (Shelly) is three months now. Me and my husband tried having sex a couple of times since she was born, but the intercourse just hurts too much. Is this normal? I heard that sometimes when you get cuts during the birth they sew you too tight. Can it be the case? And if so, is this permanent or will it get better?

A. as long as the wound is already recovered, I think you can start the sexual activities. But again it depends on every person, I think scoote had given us a good example for that.
In case you still feel some discomfort and even hurt sensation down there, it is advisable to go see your doctor, just to check.

Meanwhile, enjoy your life and my greeting for baby Shelly..

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A. A good general program of dieting to lose 2lbs a week while lifting weights. Go with a high protein, low carbohydrate type diet. Workout 6 days a week alternating upper body one day lower body the next, take one day off. That’s it as simple as eating and as difficult as working hard. Cheers! and invite me for your birthday.

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Section II of this publication furnishes individual state and agency information, including the number of quarters for which the agency reported data to the national Program.
For the second year, about 70% of four-year colleges and universities reported increases in freshmen applications.
In the private sector of the population in these states, hundreds of clinicians, including ICPs and physicians, reported suspicious illnesses during the surveillance period.
For governmentwide reporting, however, governments eliminate most internal service fund amounts to avoid "grossing-up" the financial statements; amounts that aren't eliminated are generally reported as government activities.
Given the volume and detail of information required to complete proposed Form T1134, and in many cases its limited relevance in determining or verifying the taxpayer's reported tax liability, we seriously question the value of the penalty in assuring proper self-assessment.
The numbers are similar in other large Texas counties: Tarrant County has nearly 3,600 registered PSTs and more than 1,400 reported leaks; Collin County has almost 700 registered PSTs and more than 200 reported leaks; and Harris County has more than 8,200 registered PSTs and more than 3,400 reported leaks.
Respondents identified the following major obstacles to the implementation of a business information return program: (1) the use of fiscal-year ends by payees, (2) the use of the accrual method of accounting by payees, and (3) the receipt of information returns by subsidiaries or affiliates that relate to income reported on the parent company's income tax return.
It should be possible to add reported values to provide meaningful aggregations of accounting numbers and to reflect the current economic state of assets and liabilities.
The information is reported to management and, depending on its significance, to the board of directors or audit committee.
Liabilities subject to compromise - unsecured and undersecured liabilities incurred before the entity entered reorganization - should be reported on the balance sheet during reorganization separate from liabilities not subject to compromise.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board's Exposure Draft (ED) Employers' Accounting for Postretirement Benefits Other Than Pensions, usually referred to as OPEB, has been characterized as a way to improve financial reporting and, alternatively, as a pronouncement that will devastate reported corporate profits needlessly.
As cases of fraudulent financial reporting and alleged audit failures continue to be reported, pressure for change has mounted.