Intake and Output Chart
Intake and output records provide valuable information about fluid and electrolyte problems. As accurately recorded intake and output will identify sources of excessive intake of fluid losses. Intake should include Oral, IV, and tube Feedings and retained irrigations. Output includes urine, excess perspiration wound or tube drainage vomits and diarrhea. Estimate fluid loss from wounds and perspiration. Note the amount and colour of the urine.
Use a separate plastic graduated measuring receptacle obtains a move precise measurement of urine output. Report any extreme increase or decrease in urine volume.
Assess the patient’s average daily fluid intake. Advise the patient to use measuring cup or gloves.