Graphic by Rachael Acker
Molly Traynor
EDC Nursing and Patient Care Services | 2021

As a nurse on Ellison 12, Molly noticed that patients are not aware of fluid restrictions. They are unable to see how much fluid they have consumed versus how much they have left. As a result, inaccurate I&Os keep patients in the hospital longer than they need to be. To address this pain point, Molly came up with a solution that would indicate how much fluid patients have taken in versus how much they have left. The Fluid Intake Monitor is an application that would be available on existing iPads in patient rooms. It will have a touch screen so that staff can easily enter data for how much fluid was consumed by a patient. Data from the Fluid Intake Monitor would feed into Epic.