The accompanying chart was devised to make more complete and accurate the nurses' chart of feeding cases and to present to the physician on his rounds a rapid method of determining the progress of his patients not only for the previous day, but for an entire month. By glancing along a line, the physician can note the condition of the patient in a few seconds, while with the older method, several minutes were needed to examine a number of sheets for the same facts. Moreover, it has been my experience that if nurses are given a blank page, as a rule they will not always note the things that the physician wants to know, while if there is a specific space to be filled out, they will usually do so. With the older charting system, if the child stayed in the hospital for several months, the chart resembled a dictionary
TEED RW. A NEW INFANT FEEDING CHART. Am J Dis Child. 1930;40(3):503–504. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archpedi.1930.01940030041005
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