how to assess critical I & O

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    I am a new ICU nurse in orientation and have found how imp it is to do hourly I & O. How is your method to document I & Os in hospitals. looking for some good recording tips.

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    Paper napkins. Anything to just record it so you can get it into the computer later. Sometimes you'll have a big stack of napkins at the end of the shift that need to be entered. Write down the time and whatever numbers you need to know. Really!
    Ivanna_Nurse, MikeRNWI, and RNHURT like this.
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    We have computers in every room and I chart hourly info when I am in the room. I have a habit of loosing those papers or forgetting, or mixing up totals for multiple drains if left to memory.
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    I 2nd the napkins or paper towels. I often have a stack of them when my patient is on CVVH, because I always try to have a nice little grid on my cheat sheet, but I forget to bring that into the room and have to write it down on whatever I can find!

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