If an IV is in progress at midnight (2400), it is recorded on the forms as
though the IV is stopped at 2400 and restarted at 0001. (Of course, the IV
is not really stopped at this time.) Suppose a patient is to be administered
1000 ml of Ringer's lactated solution starting at 2300 and the bag still
contained 400 ml at 2400. The form ending at 2400 would read:
The new form beginning at 0001 would read:
Items (d), (e), and (f) are not completed until the I.V. bag or bottle has been
replaced, the IV has been discontinued, or the time covered by the form has
e. Irrigation Intake. Irrigation is the washing or flushing of a body cavity by a
steady stream of liquid. Common examples are irrigation of the bladder using a Foley
catheter and irrigation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract using a nasogastric (NG) tube.
(1) Measure irrigation intake. Determine irrigation intake by subtracting the
amount of fluid remaining in the container from the original fluid amount of the container.
Record irrigation intake. Record irrigation intake as follows:
Time. Enter the time the irrigation was begun.
(b) Type. Describe the type of irrigation performed and the type of