I’m surprised that I&O (input & output) management hasn’t been mentioned as a high priority. I assume one of the primary, life-saving interventions an ETU can provide would be to monitor fluid losses (i.e., estimating volumes of diarrhea, vomitus, and urine collected) and replenish them through normal saline IVs. If you have limited IV fluids and/or staff to deliver it, then you’d want to get those fluids into the patient who lost 10 liters of fluids in the past 24 hours before the patient who lost 1 liter. I assumed that ETUs would prioritize both the collection and monitoring of fluids. For example, an incredibly easy-to-use-in-the-red-zone page for recording ins & outs:
and a patient dashboard ranked by fluid status (those the most negative listed first)… maybe even patient avatars that call out the patient’s fluid status:
Maybe these features are already being discussed and I just haven’t been in those conversations.