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  1. tholmes

    tholmes Thread Starter

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    Hello
    I am a live in care aide for a special needs person, I also have 1 person who works for me, what I am looking for is a Incident report software that is free..
    Here is more detials..
    The lady I look after falls a lot and also has a tendency to wander off, I have to put in writing, where the incident occured, the times, date and who was involved, what exactly happened, how did it occur, what happened afterwards, was a ambulance required, stuff like that..
    I have tried Google and a few other search sites and came back with a lot of different choices but not one that would work for what I want it for..
    I know I could just make one my self but I thought if there was one available for me to download and then just print off how ever many copies I needed would be bettter and easier..
    Thanks..
     
  2. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Have a look at TreePad

    It is a text based program that allows you to build your own database structure.

    So in your case, if it is simply a log by day, as an incident occurs, you would just add an element, change the name to todays date, and in the right panel enter (free form) the details.
     
  3. tholmes

    tholmes Thread Starter

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    Hello
    Thanks for the info, but it is not quite what I am looking for, I was hoping for something with most of the details filled in and all I or the other worker would have to do is fill in the blanks..
    But yes the tree lite will help me with some other projects I am doing..
     
  4. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    You could create "most of the details" in a Notepad file (as a template) and then each time you wish to add an incident, open that file and Edit > Copy
    Then open your TreePad database and do Edit > Paste
    And then fill in the rest.

    Or, if you use date as the key, pre-create a bunch of "empty" dates with the template on the right, then as an incident occurs, change the "empty" date to the real date and complete the details in the template.

    Sort of crude, but should work.
     
  5. tholmes

    tholmes Thread Starter

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    Thank you
    I will try that..Then if someone ever invents a form like I am looking for, then I will download it, but until then your idea will work.. Thanks..
    Tobius..
     
  6. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    Sound like an Access database would solve the problem. Then just have a pre made form that you can fill in within the database.
     
  7. DoubleHelix

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    Microsoft Access is serious overkill for this.

    You could make a simple Word form (if you have Microsoft Office) or download OpenOffice.org and create a simple word processor form. If you want to fill it out by hand, just print it off and write in the info. Or you could save it as a template and create a new file for each incident and type the info into the form. This would take less than 30 minutes to write.
     
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