New grad seeking help with a great NICU handoff sheet!

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    Hello I am a new grad and this has been my fist week in the NICU. I absolutely love it, but I am struggling finding a system that works for me when it comes to developing a handoff sheet. The sheet that my unit provides is very confusing and not user- friendly. If anyone could send me a good handoff sheet I WOULD BE SO APPRECIATIVE!
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    Quote from jkarrell001
    Hello I am a new grad and this has been my fist week in the NICU. I absolutely love it, but I am struggling finding a system that works for me when it comes to developing a handoff sheet. The sheet that my unit provides is very confusing and not user- friendly. If anyone could send me a good handoff sheet I WOULD BE SO APPRECIATIVE!
    I too am new to the NICU and without a good organized brain sheet, would love to see whats out there!
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    I have a good one available, that I made. If you both will send me your email addresses, I will be glad to send it along. I've sent it to many folks on this forum.

    If you don't feel comfortable sending email, search my forum posts here and you will find a link to a storage site on the Internet where I uploaded the brain.

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    Try this link, should take you to the excel (xls) sheet I made.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?pqpuwb038a70o

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    Here is a sheet I used for ICU clinical. Hope it helps. Also you can try searching ICU clinical sheets or SBAR tools on google. There are some good ones. file:///C:/Users/Sarah/Desktop/Organ...l%20Sheets.htm file:///C:/Users/Sarah/Desktop/Organ...ets%20back.htm I printed double sided so one is the front and one is the back. I hope the links work.
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    The links link back to your computer, and are therefore (luckily for you) unreachable by anyone here. Try mediafire or something like it.
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    Thank you, cant wait to try it!
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    i made a really nice handoff sheet for my floor, i can email it to you if you want, message me
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    I am new to NICU too, and am extremely anal about report and keeping organized through my shift. I had a perfect one for my adult unit that I made, but it won't transfer over to the new unit very well. I'm looking for this too!
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    Our nicu is always giving us these trial handoff sheets to try out. The best ones for me are the ones that mostly go by body system, kind of like our nursing notes. Before they started printing them, I always set mine up this way...

    Background
    Name, Gest Age, DOL #, General history (status post this this and that)

    CV/Respiratory
    Vent settings, cardio drips, A/B/Ds, relevant diagnoses (PDA etc)

    Fluids & Electrolytes/ Nutrition/ GI/ GU
    IVFs, feeds or npo, I/Os, girths, ng/og tubes, relevant diagnoses (NEC etc)

    Meds
    (I organize these later, by order of administration)

    Labs
    Any bloods scheduled for your shift

    Other
    Phototherapy Y/N, Recent/ Upcoming scheduled procedures

    Social Needs

    Hope this helps!
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