When I first started I used report sheets from other people, but found that most of the time it was better to make my own-- something that made sense in my brain!
I don't have a formal report sheet, but here is what I do: Get my kardex/patient profile sheet in the morning, and flip it over. I write on the left hand side all the different systems, N, Heart,Resp,GI, GU, Skin. Then on the right hand side I write their name/room number larger in Sharpie, and if they are a DNR I write that on the top and highlight it in purple ( I like colors
) then under that, I write "Hx", where I write down why the pt came in, important history points, etc. Then I write down "Rx", and make note of what time (and how many, or a note if it is a complicated medication (TPN or something that will require extra time to set up) I will be giving meds during my shift, as well as PRNs. Seems like the first time you go into a patient's room they want to know what the plan is and when they can get pain medicine. Lol. I also make it a good habit to write down all of the labs that are important, and any that might need to be done, such as Vanco trough, H/H, heparin recheck, etc.
The assessment section I talked about earlier, I use to jot down notes after I listen to my patients, before I am able to sit down to chart. We do have computerized charting and mobile laptops you can bring in to the patient's room to chart, but I always feel like I am distracted by the screen, lol. I recommend that especially when you are starting out that you take time to write EVERYTHING down. because worst case scenario you cross it off your list.
The Rx/PRN section I use to give report to the oncoming nurse as well, and make sure to tell them about anything I may have given. As for working in the ICU, I would recommend under each heading to have a section written out for things such as: vent settings, drips, ECG monitoring/rate, and check off when you are medicating and suctioning.
I hope this helps you get a little more organized! Sorry it is so wordy. Once you spend a little bit of time in the setting it will make more sense what is useful and what doesn't need to be a quick reference.