It's important for me to make sure that you are receiving enough fluids. You need a certain amount to avoid dehydration. However, I need to monitor that you aren't taking too many fluids because that could lead to emesis.
Hello! I'm Dr. Sunnatova and I'll be treating you today, following your surgery.
What are intake and output levels?
For the next few hours, I will be measuring your intake and output levels.
From what I can see, in the past 8 hours, you have voided 730 cc of urine, and 200 cc of emesis. At the start of the eight hours, you took in 820 cc of fluids and 850 cc via IV.
I&O is the act of measuring and recording all liquids that you ingest and expel.
I have to measure you I&O levels every eights hours, three times a day.
The other nurses have been giving me plenty of fluids. like orange juice, Gatorade, and water.
I also have to monitor your output, meaning I have to check in on how much fluid is being removed from your body to make sure you don't get dehydrated.
That's great because the average oral intake for an adult is 2,000 to 3,000 cc of fluid daily.
Overall, your I&O levels are pretty normal but it's important that we keep reviewing your levels to avoid further illness.