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Last updated January 1, 2020
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Charting Tool Templates for Patient Care v1
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Last updated Dec 31, 2020
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DISCLAIMER
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This document is intended to be educational in nature and is not a substitute for clinical decision making based on the medical condition presented. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure all information contained herein is current and accurate by using published references. These charting tools list some but not all factors to consider when monitoring patients with respiratory failure or other illnesses. The determination of which factors to monitor, how often to monitor, and by what means to monitor must be made by local providers trained to make such decisions, in accordance with local policy and individualized to the patient's needs.
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How to use this document
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This is a living document, created by nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists and other healthcare providers from multiple institutions and multiple countries via the OpenCriticalCare.org project. The goal of this document is to compile tools and frameworks that can be locally modified to help healthcare providers monitoring hospitalized patients.

Browse the tabs at the bottom of this window to choose a charting tool you feel is most suitable to your practice environment, resources, patient needs and safety protocols.

Charting Tools Included:
- Monitoring Frequency Framework
- Basic Respiratory Care Flowsheet
- Basic ICU Flowsheet
- *Comprehensive ICU Flowsheet page 1
- Comprehensive ICU Flowsheet page 2
- Comprehensive ICU Flowsheet page 3
- Resources for ICU Flowsheets

*Comprehensive ICU flowsheet is divided into 3 separate sheets to make it easier for editing and printing purposes. This flowsheet contains a head to toe assessment, treatments and procedures, medications and infusions sections in addition to what is included in the Basic ICU Flowsheet.

Please copy or download this file and then modify the charting tools to fit your needs.
This can be done by going to the "File Menu" at the top left of this window and selecting "File"-->"Download" then select the format you prefer (e.g. Microsoft Excel to allow edits). Alternatively you can select "File"-->"Make a Copy" then use a copy in Google Sheets to make your own edits.

To Print one of the charting tools:

If using Google Sheets:
1) Select Print from file menu
2) Select Portrait
3) For Scale, select “fit to page” leave Percent as “100%”

If using Microsoft Excel:
1) Highlight the chart
2) Click File-> Print Area -> Set Print Area
3) Change Layout to Landscape
3) Click File -> Print -> make sure you check the box "Active Sheets" -> Scaling " fit to" one page

Please check back regularly for updates and send any questions or comments to us here.
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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