Assessment / Report Data Sheet Organizer

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    I posted this on the General Forum; I decided to post it here too. To me, as an Agency Nurse I have needed to be more organized as I switch from one facility or floor to another. Perhaps you too will find a use for it.
    It is designed to fit twice on an 8.5 X 11 card stock paper; It is reversible and to be cut in half to easily fit in a lab pocket.

    Please let me know if you have any recommendations or feedback.I hope you enjoy it.


    night
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    thanks for the report sheets, i'm always looking for a good one. if you come across any others please post them.
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    I have some sheets that I use as well, somewhat similar to yours but a little different. I find them quite helpful. For some reason, the only one that I can find is the one that I use if I float to a medsurg type area--I think that I saved over the one that I use for critical care. They are pretty similar though, the one for critical care only has two patients per side, has more room for the dx/IVFs/and empty space for me to fill in anything necessary.
    Top left of the posted page is pretty self explanatory:
    Patient, allergies, room number, doctor, activity (act), IV sites, iv fluids, cbs frequency and level, VS (q4, 6, or 8 and times...) pain level and area.
    Under the systems, I write notes about my findings for each system. On the right of the chart I have the times: I write in meds/cbs'/labs or anything else that needs to be done . I don't usually handwrite all the meds, I just put and M in the box to remind me to check the mar (plus that way I don't get lazy and only go off the sheet)
    In the admit section, I write what they are admitted for. In the history section, any pertinant history. Blank spaces are for anything that some up that I need to tell the oncoming shift.

    It seems like a lot but really, it only takes me a few minutes to fill out. If i get busy I can just glance at the sheet and see what I have to do when, I don't have to remember all of the patients histories or so back to the chart. You can double side the document and have all six patients on one piece of paper. If you get busy with a crashing patient, someone else can look at the sheet and fill in for you without digging through the charts. Ok--so that was really longwinded. I find that I rely on using this less now that I have more experience but I still fill it out--habit I guess. Anyway, feel free to use it or change it or whatever!
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    nice report sheet zambezi, i'm going to give this one a try too. you find any more post 'em!
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    YOur welcome

    Thanks Zambezi. I like having that option.

    night
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    Thanks for the sheets. Efficient tools are always appreciated. Have a good day.
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    We all find our own way...here's mine: I do it quickly at the facility but I'm going to try to preprint one and store it like ya'll have done...ya'll have inspired me! I put it on a pocket size folded paper and I keep it on me...I call it my "brains". Report and ROS data on left, timeslots on right where I write vital signs, meds and tx due, PRN's given, etc.


    ROOM: PT: 2000
    DR: DX:

    NEURO: 2200

    CARDIO: 2400

    PULM: 0200

    GI: 0400

    GU: 0600

    DERM: AM LABS:

    IVS:




    Hmmm...it wouldn't let me show margins appropriately but I place the times at midpoint of the sheet of paper.
    Last edit by mattsmom81 on Jun 12, '04
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    Excellent assessment tool...was wracking my brain on how to devise one for med-surg unit. Both of yours covers all the bases...Thank you Zambezi and Nightengale!


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