A "liquid" stool (diarrhea stool) is predominately water.
(b) A "formed" stool is solid.
(c) A "semi-formed" stool is composed of both liquid and formed stool.
This stool may also be called a "semi-liquid" stool.
Record stool output. Record stool output as follows:
(a) Time. Enter the time at which the patient passed the stool.
(b) Color. Enter the color of the stool, such as dark brown, black, gray,
(c) Character. Enter a description of the stool's consistency (liquid,
semi-formed, or formed).
(d) Amount. Enter the size of the stool (small, moderate, or large) if
the stool was formed or the amount in milliliters if the stool was liquid or semi-formed.
(e) Accumulated total. Enter the total stool output that has occurred
during the reporting period (amount plus previous accumulative total). Formed stools
are counted as containing no fluid.
l. Grand Total Output. At the end of the reporting period, add together the last
figure in the accumulative total column from each output section and enter the sum in
the "Grand Total Output" section.
1-11. VITAL SIGNS RECORD (SF 511)
The Medical Record--Vital Signs Record (figure 1-6) is a form used to record the
patient's vital signs. This form is also called the TPR graphic and the SF 511. All
entries are made using permanent blue-black or black ink to ensure that good photostat
or microfilm copies can be made of the form. Charting errors are corrected by drawing
a single line through the incorrect entry, initialing above the drawn line, and making the
correct entry. The entire form is usually recopied if the error appears too untidy. A
partially completed SF 511 is shown in figure 1-7. The Vital Signs Record is kept in the
patient's chart (a metal folder kept on the ward). The form is filed in the patient's MTF
after the form has been filled or when the patient is dispositioned (released from the
hospital,and so forth.).
1-12. COMPLETING THE VITAL SIGNS RECORD
Transfer the information from the TPR worksheet (DA Form 3950) to each
patient's SF 511. The procedures for initiating and recording vital signs and other