Report sheets

  1. I would love to see a premade report type sheet that I can utilize for work. I need one that you can quickly write information on for about 30 residents, vital signs, blood sugars, and bed alarms/chair alarms etc. The facility I am working in has a book to keep track of any important information, but when working double shifts its too hard at the end of this shift to remember your name let alone who or what was important. I find it hard to stay organized to, I have multiple med A assesments and clients that are hard to remember who needs to be first during a med pass, who needs bloodsugars checked, crushed or whole meds, breathing tx, and treatments etc. I know there has to be a way to stay organized with a good report type document to use. Any advice or sheets I can use would be wonderfull
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    About Suz_QRN, ADN, LPN, RN Pro

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    ICU; from MO
    Specialty: 12 year(s) of experience in LTC, SNF, NEURO-REHAB, Tele, ICU


  3. by   chadash
    You can design one yourself! Microsoft excel is a good tool, make a grid with the report essentials on one sheet. You can do it!
  4. by   allantiques4me
    Quote from chadash
    You can design one yourself! Microsoft excel is a good tool, make a grid with the report essentials on one sheet. You can do it!
    Thats what i was thinking.
  5. by   tropicbound
    In Excel, try using the [FONT=Arial Narrow]Arial Narrow font. It saves space for all the information it looks like you want on the form and is still very readable.
  6. by   marjoriemac
    Personally, I just keep a note pad handy! At the strat of the shift I write everyones name as I am given report and relevant info. As the shift progresses I add to my notes in a different colour so I can tell what happened on my shift. Real easy then to write up my notes at the end of the shift and it prevents me having to go through every darn folder to remember what happened to each resident.
  7. by   Daytonite
    I had exactly what you are looking for on my old laptop. Unfortunately, the hard drive was erased by a computer tech and I lost everything. When I worked in LTC I used to create my own report sheets on Word documents and update them as needed. When I worked on a Medicare hall I updated them daily and included important order information on them. If you will give me a couple of hours here I will create a report form for you and post it to another reply to this thread so you will be able to download and print it.
  8. by   Daytonite
    This is a very basic design. The boxes in the left are for room numbers. If you have the same group of rooms, the rooms numbers can be typed in and the boxes removed. The line is for the patient's name. You can give yourself more room to write if you put 15 patients on each side of the paper. Tell me what you like and don't like about it and/or what you want added or taken away I can amend it for you.

    LTC Report Sheet for 30 patients II.doc
  9. by   nightmare
    I have a similar report sheet to Daytonite with room no. name ,space for report and tick columns for things like bowels.I have a column for doctors round details and a box at the bottom of the page for any info I want to pass on in the report.As all of our residents are long term the names are typed in,saving time re-writing them for each report.This was done on Word using table.
  10. by   Suz_QRN
    Thank you so much, this will give me a good start!!!!!
  11. by   dabuchan
    Quote from chadash
    You can design one yourself! Microsoft excel is a good tool, make a grid with the report essentials on one sheet. You can do it!
    I'll try it, but i was hoping i could view samples of critical care report sheets and just pick a good one that would fit my needs
  12. by   CapeCodMermaid
    The first thing I did when I started working LTC was to devise a report sheet for my residents so I could keep track of doctors,diagnoses, DNR status and the like. My first DPH survey as the nurse manager....I had my report paper with me and gave a copy to the surveyor so I wouldn't have to go on and on about the diagnoses. After the first few patients when they asked what the dx was and hearing me say "It's on your paper" the surveyor finally got it and told me the form was a 'great idea'.
  13. by   pluckeymusic
    I am not that good with excel. can anyone send me a copy of what thier report sheet looks like thank you
  14. by   nightmare
    Try doing it in Word,work out how many rows and columns you need then use Table and just experiment till you get all the info you need.It's fun try it!