Intensive Care Unit Daily Goals Worksheet


Intensive Care Unit Daily Goals Worksheet


This worksheet helps to reduce intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay and mortality while increasing the care team’s understanding of the daily goals for patients in the ICU including:

  • What work needs to happen for the patient to leave the ICU
  • What is the greatest safety risk to the patient
  • What are the key processes for ventilator patients
  • What are the scheduled labs for the patient
  • Catheter care
  • What can be done to assist in facilitating communication with the family

The tool is designed to facilitate explicit communication, allow for independent redundancy, require local modification, empower nursing, increase nurse morale, and avoid duplicate work.

Free registration is required to download this tool.


Johns Hopkins Hospital; Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Volunteer Hospital Association

Funding Sources:

Johns Hopkins University


Release Date: 2005
Original Summary: December 2008
Last Updated: 03/12/14

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