ICU Charting/standards of care
- 0Nov 7, '06 by OKRNI am just curious how often you guys are having to chart full assessments in the ICU. Also in the ICU how ofter are you required to chart I/O's?
- 0Nov 7, '06 by LCRNAt my facility we document the following routienly:
full assessment Q4 hr
lung sounds Q2 hr
vitals Q1 hr
I/O Q1 hr
hemodynamics Q4 hr (also w/ every change in vasoactive meds)
This is all subject to change depending on the patient and the circumstance- if a patient has an IABP pulse checks are done Q1, if neurosurgical patient neuro checks done Q1 and so on....
- 0Nov 5, '08 by marilynmomPICU:
Vitals (that includes I&Os, vent settings, gtts, etc.) for our more stable patient q1hr
Patients that are very unstable or on pressors q15min vitals
Really, everything seems to be done q1hr for the most part....I think that is the nature of the ICU