Quote from THSN1975
- I am wondering what other units do in regards to keeping track of urine output. The Level III unit I work in does not measure urine output at all.
...and I'll add...I think that the practice of not keeping track is dangerous.
Our physicians make a huge amount of decisions based on I&O...and with a patient who is smaller and obviously cannot talk...the fact that urination or defication has taken a downslide can be your first and only clue to something that is going wrong.
Otherwise, you won't know until your baby starts showing symptoms.
Our Neo's use this to decide whether or not to advance feeds, which is evaluated q 24