I am looking for guidelines about I & O documentation frequency. If some is documenting I & O' electronically or on paper how often the nurse or NA is doing the entry. Q hourly, q 2 hours, or q 4 hours or at the end of the shift. Can some one tell me what the practice is. Thanks, M:uhoh21:
Sep 27, '07
In our facility, in acute care, we document I/O's at 0600, 1400, and 2200 on stable patients. With patients that are concerning for fluid overload or renal failure we document more frequently. Most of our doc's are really good at writing orders for anything other than our normal Q8 times, so things don't get missed. And our nurses for the most part are all pretty good at eyeballing Foley's and keeping track of emptied hats and urinals t/o their shift so that we don't get to the end of 12 hours only to find somebody hasn't voided.
Sep 29, '07
Same here only we have some who prefer q4 I&O.