I was really surprised when I became a new nurse at how hard it was to track down a good nurse report sheet. I’m setting out to collect as many good report sheets I can find. Send me your favorite at email@example.com and I’d love to include it! If you scroll down to the bottom there is a cheat sheet explaining some of the abbreviations used on these sheets.
Personally, I use “Lindsay.” I would suggest trying out a few and then using what works best for you. Almost all are in .doc form so you can edit as needed.
If you are a new nurse, I would suggest starting with one patient per page. As you get more competent, you can put more patients on one page as you start to figure out what information you need on there. Use your knowledge to know what should be on here! Don’t just rely one someone else’s sheet. If there are things you tend to forget, edit the sheet to remind yourself! Somewhere on your page you need code status, physician name, and tubes or lines. But when it comes down to it, just because someone said it in report, doesn’t make it true! The most up to date allergies, code status, etc. should always be checked in the chart rather than blindly accepted from someone else’s report.
Nurse Report Sheet Designed for Student:
Nurse Report Sheet with 20 patients, Sub-Acute Rehab
Nurse Report Sheets with 6 patients on one page:
Nurse Report Sheets with 5 patients on one page:
Nurse Report Sheet with 4 patients on one page:
Nurse Report Sheet with 3 patients on one page:
Nurse Report Sheet with 2 patients on one page:
Nurse Report Sheet with 1 patient per sheet
Cheat Sheet for Report Sheet Abbreviations:
All templates above are printable. You can download and edit the nurse report sheet template.
Many thanks to those who have given me report sheets over the years. If you have one that I can share, please email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org