Poster Presented at the Nursing Research Symposium 2022.

Objective: Upon the change of Dekalb hospital as a Parkview hospital, adoption of policies and standards were in process. • The standard of care for intake/output (I/O) documentation was found to be every 8 hours at defined time periods of 6am, 2pm and 10pm in the hospital setting. • The reality of nursing practice with electronic documentation facilitates ‘real-time’ documentation of I/O, so the question was raised as to why should we wait until 6a, 2pm, and 10pm do document I/O?

The purpose of this project was to determine best practice for documentation of I/Os comparing the current standard of q8hours (6am, 2pm and 10pm) to a more realistic measure of every 12 hours.

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