Hi all just a quick question................The other day I had a patient whose urinary out put was 650 on day shift 150 on eves and 200 on my shift (noc's). My belief is that he exceeded the normal urinary output per day (500) so I was not overly concerned, however when day shift nurse arrived she was VERY concerned and wanted to know why I had not called the MD. Am I missing something here? Her thought is that all patient's should be producing at least 30 cc's per hour or 240 per shift...............What do you think?????
Oct 2, '03
by stella123 rn
It depends on what your patient is there for. Do they have IV fluids running? Did they have lasix in the morning? What were the vitals, hydration status? Also it is to be expected that they have less output during the night because they are not drinking anything. I am assuming they were sleeping most of the time.
ETA: I would have been more concerned about the evening shift output.
Last edit by stella123 rn on Oct 2, '03