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Tip: Use flow sheets for critical care

APCs Insider, May 1, 2009

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Critical care should have flow sheets similar to those used in the intensive care unit (ICU). Consider setting up the following:

  • A main critical care flow sheet similar to those in the ICU
  • A trauma flow sheet that documents all elements of trauma management, assessments, and medications

The flow sheets should be simple and located in one place, so nursing, medicine, and surgery can share the elements. Electronic records can provide time stamps for nursing assessments, interventions, and other activities.

This tip was adapted from the article “Overcome critical care operational challenges in the ED” from the May issue of Briefings on APCs.

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