HSC MICU Collection Guide

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This article contains collection information specific to the HSC_MICU.

Please make sure you document information at the most general level that is applicable, i.e. don't code something that affects all collection at HSC in the program or unit level articles.

See the following for more general information:

Ward contacts

see HSC_MICU#Contacts


Work Space

Collectors can find a space to work in the nook behind the main desk, between cubicle 1 and 2.

The unit is divided into 2 sections:

  • front: beds 1-10
  • back: beds 11-20


See Boarding Loc

MICU is a closed unit, which means that only the MICU service is looking after the patients.

  • The following is outdated info, but I am not sure if there is anything special for MICU now, so leaving it. The up-to-date instructions for this are in Boarding Loc and Service tmp entry.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, some SICU patients are now being treated in MICU, until they are proven to be negative. See COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2)under Cohorting in HSC ICUs.
  • If they are under MICU service, enter them using HSC_MIC service location, and add SICU under MICU in the tmp file. See ICUotherService.
    • Once they are transferred to SICU, make a new file with HSC_SIC service location.
  • If for some reason the patient is in MICU under SICU service, enter them using HSC_SIC service location and treat it as a Boarding Loc.
  • I guess technically it should be under both, as we have a separate page for SI and MI, but maybe we could have just one collection guide that addresses all sites. IICU, SI, and MI? Lisa Kaita 13:06, 2022 April 13 (CDT)
    • Whatever is applicable to all ICUs should be in HSC Critical Care Collection Guide. The unit specific guides should only contain unit specific information. This was more important when we were still assigning records to laptops by unit, and someone might need to know all about a unit while covering. Keeping the distinction would be cleaner, but I can see where putting all in HSC Critical Care Collection Guide might be easier. They are already linked to each other. However we decide to do this, keep both levels or consolidate to one page, the info I flagged should still likely be on HSC Critical Care Collection Guide, not just on this unit page, right? Ttenbergen 10:44, 2022 April 21 (CDT)
    • If thinking like a collector, the first place to look would be the type of patient you are looking at, eg. under MICU service but boarding in SICU, if not sure what to do, first instinct would be to look at the MICU collection guide and vice versa for a SICU patient boarding in MICU Lisa Kaita 09:07, 2022 April 28 (CDT)
      • So do we want to do away with the HSC Critical Care Collection Guide, then? Because it sounds like you would not look there in any scenario. How about the HSC General Collection Guide? If we want to do away with them we would need to include all of that in each specific unit guide. So we have two questions: how do we keep this updated, and how would people use it. Might be easier to discuss in person, Lisa, can we chat about this sometime? Ttenbergen 11:03, 2022 May 4 (CDT)
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Rounds start at 09:00, so charts may not be available at that time.


See Apache II General Collection Guidelines

These numbers are collected from the MICU CCFS.

GCS data is obtained from the IPN, or from the Neurological Assessment Record.

  • The best source for the GCS is the admitting RN's notes.

For Admit Type for APACHE II, enter Medical.


These are kept at each bedside and have:

  • the current Flowsheet
  • possibly the Flowsheet for the day before for reference during Rounds
  • the MARs
  • Lab sheet


The current charts are kept at each bedside.

Thinned charts and old charts are kept on wire racks at both desks.

MICU saves charts of patients who where discharged home or transferred to another facility for data collectors. They are kept in the black bins at the front and back desks.

Charts of deceased patients are not kept in the Unit for data collectors. As is true for all deceased patients' charts, they are at the HSC Death Registry.


The flow sheets contain various data points that we collect, but they are not always complete. They must be used in conjunction with the chart to ensure that data is not missed. Some of the information found in the CCFS includes:

  • VS (first vitals = arrive time)
  • Medication infusions (these must be confirmed with MAR Sheets)
  • IV medications, including regularly scheduled and STAT (these must be confirmed with MAR Sheets)
  • Daily fluid intake
  • Blood products (must be confirmed with the Blood Administration Record)
  • Dressing changes (also check IPN)
  • CAM
  • Respiratory information, including modes of ventilation, presence of ETT/trach, extubations, etc.
  • Various interventions including ICP, drainage tubes, lines, TF, TPN, HD, CRRT, CT's, MRI's, EEG, ECHO, scopes, etc.

Additional Info

A white board by the front desk lists the patients. It also lists:

  • patients on the transfer list
  • MICU patients borrowing a bed in SICU
  • other valuable info

Other HSC site specific info

see Category: Health Sciences Center Office

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