Nurses often use a “report sheet” to take notes on our patients and remind of us of tasks that have to be completed before our shift ends. These single sheets of paper are so important that we often call it, “our brain.” Losing your report sheet halfway through the shift or accidentally dropping it in the iron clad “Shred-It” bin (done it) or toilet (done that too) can be devastating for your shift.
There are a lot of different templates floating out there that nurses use to keep track of patients. I’ve attached a few favorite, free report sheets. Let me know your thoughts and send me your favorite “brain!”
Some brains to peruse:
Update: I made a dedicated page for report sheets. It’s here: http://wp.me/PDtM3-47. There are more sheets there. One sheet I designed for students. The “Lindsay” sheet is the one I use.