For healthcare professionals, charts are common tools for them to be able to work effectively. Whether it’s to monitor the blood pressure of a patient or to check if the components in their blood are within the normal range, charts help these professionals determine the well-being of their patients.
These medical charts range from the regular value charts to monitoring charts. But there is also the presence of blood charts, which are used to document blood-related assessments and tests, such as blood pressure, blood sugar and blood cholesterol levels, and other blood tests.
Blood Pressure Chart
Blood Test Chart
Sugar Chart Template
Logging and Charting Blood Glucose in Excel
If you plan on not using the templates we are providing for you and simply make your own chart, you may do so with the use of Microsoft Excel.
- Make a table with at least four columns for the Date Done, Time of Blood Extraction, Blood Glucose, and Comments.
- Before extracting blood to be checked, write the date first under the Date Done column.
- Right before performing the blood test, write the specific time under the Time of Blood Extraction column.
- Obtain blood sample from the patient and document the result under the Blood Glucose column.
- Depending on the result, write a comment under its respective column. You may write “high” if the result is above the normal range, or “low” if otherwise. You may also write on this column any action you did, such as “administered insulin” or “instructed to eat“.
For BP monitoring charts, you may check out our samples on Blood Pressure Chart Template. You may also check out Printable Blood Charts for more samples.
Log Chart Template
Record Chart Template
Example of Blood Chart
Charting Blood Pressure
- On a table with three or more columns, the leftmost column should be for the date and time the blood pressure was taken, the column on the middle is where you should write the actual blood pressure, and the rightmost column should be for the comments.
- Write the date and actual time the blood pressure is taken on the first column.
- After checking the patient’s blood pressure, write the result on the middle column.
- If the BP is above 140/90, write “elevated” on the comments column, or “low BP” for BP below 90/60. If interventions or medications were given, you may also write what you did on this column.
Importance of Using a Blood Chart
- It can be used to monitor patients who require constant monitoring of their condition as ordered by their physician.
- These charts can serve as a documented evidence of the services and interventions done by a healthcare provider to their patients.
- Some charts contain the normal values of the test it represents, which can be used as a guide to determine if the actual result falls within the normal range.
- These charts can help determine if the interventions done for results that fall outside the normal range are effective.
For another type of Chart Templates, you can also check out Medication Chart Templates to keep track of the medications that have been administered.