📋2G* How to Create an Outline for an Incident Report in 5 minutes for CELBAN Writing

Update 2021

Dear Friends,

How long does it take you to mind map or brainstorm a comprehensive list of details to add into an incident report? 

I want you to do that:

  • Take out your computer or a piece of paper and a pen.
  • Set a timer. 
  • Start brainstorming/mind mapping as many details as you can think of to write in an incident report. 

Here is the writing prompt. 

65 year old male patient found on the floor by the elevator with IV pole.

When you are done, come back to this post. 

Back to School

  • What happened?
  • What was your process?
  • How long did you take?
  • Did you include: observations, assessment, medical intervention, documentation and evaluation? 

Check out the following conversation I had with a nurse who created a comprehensive outline for an incident report in 5 minutes because of the skills she learned in CELBANPrep Writing Levels One and Two

How to Create an Outline for an Incident Report in 5 minutes for CELBAN Writing

Excellent details… in five minutes! This is most excellent!

N, can you tell me how CELBANPrep Writing Level One prepared you for writing incident reports in 20 minutes?

Hi Kim,

I have to say lesson 1-4 are the preparation of brain for the easy flow of ideas. That make [CELBANPrep Writing] level two more easier and fast. We have only a short amount of time to finish the incident report. Inorder to finish the incident report within the scheduled time, the ideas should come fast. So lesson 1-4 are very important!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you


Dear N,

Thank you so much for answering my question. I know that you worked really hard on CELBANPrep Writing Level One, following the instructions for lessons 1-4 so that you could go on to CELBANPrep Writing Level Two, lessons 5-8. It took you a while and lots of work but you were persistent about learning how to identify what was slowing you down, standing in your way, and stopping you from achieving your goals. And I am so proud of how far you have come. There are those who take CELBANPrep and are annoyed or frustrated with Writing Level One, lessons 1-4. They are frustrated because they are writing about their lives and interests and not about medical reports. They read the lessons, and might submit an assignment or two, but never really understand that I am teaching time management as a test taking strategy. Nor do they understand that I am preparing them for CELBAN Writing Task 1.
But you, you were willing to trust me, my methods, and the process. You were willing to work hard. You were willing to practice, practice, practice. And now you have been able to create an incident report with such great details in 5 minutes! That is so impressive. Sure it is because of what I taught you, but you were the one who did it! And now you will be an inspiration to others who read your report on Dear Kim.
I am so very pleased that you have learned a very important skill, preparing your mind so that you can generate ideas in an organized fashion in such a short amount of time. There are many that get to CELBANPrep Level Two that can complete an outline of an incident report with only a few details. This is both tremendous and remarkable. So please, N. Do something to celebrate your great achievement!

Here are the details that N brainstormed/mindmapped in only 5 minutes because of what she learned with CELBANPrep Writing Levels One and Two. How valuable would it be for you to be able to do that?

Back to School65 year old male patient found on the floor by the elevator with IV pole.


  • 65 year old male patient found on the floor by the elevator with IV pole.
  • IV dislodged, a pool of blood found on the floor from IV site.
  • A loud noise.
  • No smell.


  • LOC : unconscious, PEARL.
  • Vital signs taken: PR 120, RR 24, BP 90/50, T 36.7 C, blood sugar 3mmol.
  • Head to toe: no lacerations, no head injuries, IV dislodged and bleeding.

Medical intervention

  • Called for assistance.
  • Transferred  to bed.
  • pressure applied on IV site.
  • Physician notified.
  • Orders carried out: IVF 5%D started at another site, 10% Dextrose 4 ampules IV bolus given, brain CT scan.


  • Incident report filled.
  • Vital signs and blood sugar closely monitored.


  •  Pt conscious, talking.
  • Vitals normal, blood sugar 9mmol.

I took 5 minutes.

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2 responses to “📋2G* How to Create an Outline for an Incident Report in 5 minutes for CELBAN Writing

  1. Hi Kim, do u have a sample of incident report, how to write an incident report

    • Dear Sim,

      Thanks for your question. All of the samples I have for Incident Reports are within CELBANPrep Writing Level Two. They are part of a systematic program created to identify your weaknesses and turn them into strengths so that you get an acceptable score on CELBAN Writing. This can take two months, if you have a 7 in IELTS, or more if you have a lower score.

      Does this help?


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