SHIFT SHEETS

paint-by-numbers shift organization

there's a million things you need to keep track of during a shift - med times, orders, appointments, charting done/to do, what their diet orders are (seriously, don't make the mistake of giving a pre-op NPO a tray), and so much more

use these sheets to help you keep track of it all - print it double-sided to use 1 paper for 2 shifts

Please note that these sheets have all been used in my practice & therefore are in line with my facilities policies/procedures. These are not a replacement for facility/unit checklists & some information may not be present or applicable. 

Blank sheets can be customized to your facility/unit and copied for your own future use - I just ask that you please keep the water mark

 6 PATIENT ACUTE CARE *PRE-FILLED*

For ideal results make sure printer quality is set at 'best'

1 sheet - 6 patients

Version #1 - Updated: 2021Sept05

some of the info included on this sheet includes:

  • basic patient information like room, Dr, allergies, GOC, and preferred name

  • vital sign monitoring orders, including post-op *monitoring standards, may differ between facilities

  • charting done/to be done 

  • med times

  • ins & outs sites/amounts

  • infusion solution & rate

  • O2 & suction requirements

  • Blood sugar monitoring 

  • orders & appointments 

  • room for notes

  • general shift layout/timing

  • team member names & assignments

  • floor report

& more!

6 PATIENT ACUTE CARE *BLANK*

For ideal results make sure printer quality is set at 'best'

1 sheet - 6 patients

Version #1 - Updated: 2021Sept06


*if your facilities policies are a bit different than those listed on the pre-filled sheet, use this blank sheet to customize & make copies for future use* 

some of the info included on this sheet includes:

  • basic patient information like room, Dr, allergies, GOC, and preferred name

  • vital sign monitoring orders, including post-op *monitoring standards, may differ between facilities

  • charting done/to be done 

  • med times

  • ins & outs sites/amounts

  • infusion solution & rate

  • O2 & suction requirements

  • Blood sugar monitoring 

  • orders & appointments 

  • room for notes

  • general shift layout/timing

  • team member names & assignments

  • floor report

& more!

4 PATIENT ACUTE CARE *PRE-FILLED*

Key Facts

1 sheet - 4 patients

Version #4 - Updated: 2021Sept05

some of the info included on this sheet includes:

  • basic patient information like room, Dr, allergies, GOC, and preferred name

  • vital sign monitoring orders, including post-op *monitoring standards, may differ between facilities

  • charting done/to be done 

  • med times

  • ins & outs sites/amounts

  • infusion solution & rate

  • O2 & suction requirements

  • Blood sugar monitoring 

  • orders & appointments 

  • room for notes

  • general shift layout/timing

  • team member names & assignments

  • floor report

& more!

4 PATIENT ACUTE CARE *BLANK*

Key Facts

1 sheet - 4 patients

Version #4 - Updated: 2021Sept06

*if your facilities policies are a bit different than those listed on the pre-filled sheet, use this blank sheet to customize & make copies for future use* 

some of the info included on this sheet includes:

  • basic patient information like room, Dr, allergies, GOC, and preferred name

  • vital sign monitoring orders, including post-op *monitoring standards, may differ between facilities

  • charting done/to be done 

  • med times

  • ins & outs sites/amounts

  • infusion solution & rate

  • O2 & suction requirements

  • Blood sugar monitoring 

  • orders & appointments 

  • room for notes

  • general shift layout/timing

  • team member names & assignments

  • floor report

& more!

8 BED DAY SURGERY *PRE-FILLED*

*Double-Sided*

full-length checklists + more available on 'SKILLS' page

1 sheet - 8 beds

Version #1 - Updated: 2021Sept05

*please note that this sheet is in line with facility-specific workflow on one of my units, information in this sheet might not be in line with your facilities policies & procedures* 

some of the info included on this sheet includes:

  • bed number

  • OR time

  • admit day of procedure (ADOP) or double-booked bed

  • name, Dr, & surgery

  • return to unit/discharged at times

  • vital signs monitoring planning

  • special labs or DI to be done

  • pre & post-op duties

  • guides for priorities, sheets, IVs, & misc. information

  • plenty of room for notes

& more!

8 BED DAY SURGERY *BLANK*

*Double-Sided*

full-length checklists + more available on 'SKILLS' page

1 sheet - 8 beds

Version #1 - Updated: 2021Sept06

*if your facilities policies are a bit different than those listed on the pre-filled sheet, use this blank sheet to customize & make copies for future use* 

some of the info included on this sheet includes:

  • bed number

  • OR time

  • admit to inpatient & double-booked bed checkboxes

  • name, Dr, & surgery

  • return to unit/discharged times

  • vital signs monitoring planning

  • special labs or DI to be done

  • pre & post-op boxes with check boxes

  • empty boxes for you to fill in with your facilities policies/practices to keep in mind

  • plenty of room for notes

& more!

2 PATIENT IN DEPTH RESEARCH & PLANNER

*Double-Sided*

full-length checklists + more available on 'SKILLS' page

1 double-sided sheet - history, planner, meds, & care for 2 patients

*print double-sided to use all resources, 1 double-sided paper = 1 shift*

especially helpful in clinical with low quantity patient assignments & instructors who want to know anything and everything

some of the info on this sheet includes:

  • patient overview

  • head to toe guide

  • orders/appointments/consults

  • vital & lab trends

  • medication sheet

  • shift planner

& more!

1 PATIENT ALL-IN-ONE WITH SBAR

*Double-Sided*

full-length checklists + more available on 'SKILLS' page

1 double-sided sheet - literally EVERYTHING for 1 patient

*print double-sided to use all resources, 1 double-sided paper = 1 shift*

ideal for patient transfers & high acuity this sheet is perfect for the times that you need to know it all for just 1 patient - the SBAR guide helps you to learn how to organize information when giving report

some of the info on this sheet includes:

  • SBAR

  • thorough patient history 

  • most recent full body assessment

  • orders/appointments/consults

  • vital & lab trends

  • medication sheet

  • shift planner

& more!

LTC 4 SHIFT ORGANIZER

*Double-Sided - up to 4 shifts*

Updated: 2022May06

most long-term care shifts means 20+ residents to care for!


between working with other members of the care team, keeping track of who needs dressings, sugars, outings, & a boat load of other tasks - its a lot

organize your shift & keep track off all you've done/need to do using only 1 sheet for up to 4 shifts

some of the info on this sheet includes:

  • date/facility location 

  • team members

  • sugars: resident, time, value

  • bowel care: resident, day

  • communications to be made to MD/family

  • dressings: resident, wound + dressing description, notify + chart tracker

  • medication reorder/new tracker

  • misc. task tracker

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