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.