Types of Registers Used in Health Records

1.    Labour and Delivery Register
This register is used to document Labour and Delivery services provided to women in the health facility. The register is kept at the facility in the section that provides Labour and Delivery and the information contained in it pertains only to Labour and Delivery (LD) services provided at the facility.

2.    Family Planning Register 
This register is used to document Family Planning services provided to clients in the health facility. The register is filled from the Family Planning/Patient card and the register is kept in the Family Planning (FP) clinic or at any point where FP services is being offered. It is expected that information in the FP card is confidential, access to it should be limited to authorised persons.
3.    Daily Immunization Register 
This register is used to document immunization services provided daily in the health facility. This register is filled only when immunization services are provided using information obtained from the child health card. This register is kept at the facility in the section that provides immunization services. The register shows the immunization status of children seen in the
health facilities, it helps the health worker to ensure the children receive the appropriate immunization services and is used to prepare the monthly immunization summaries.
4.    Daily General Attendance Register
This register is used to collect information on the utilization of health facility and aids follow-up of the patients attending for care at the facility. This register shows the distribution of people utilizing the facility by age and sex and it is used for planning activities at the health facility.
5.    Daily Ante Natal Clinic Attendance Register
 The daily antenatal clinic (ANC) attendance register is used to document ANC health services provided to mothers in the health facility. The register is used to prepare summary forms for onward transmission to the L.G.A (local Government Area). It provides in a single location data on ANC services.
6.    Out-Patient Register
This is a register of patients that do not presently need/require hospital administration or continuous medical or nursing services. This register is kept at the out-patient department. The register is used in collecting information on the utilization of health services at the facility, it is used for planning activities of the Out-patient Department (OPD), it shows the drugs needs/used at the OPD, it exposes the disease pattern at the health facility and it aids follow-up of the patients attending for care at the facility.
7.    In-Patient or Admission/Discharge Register
This register is used to record information about patient who have undergone due admission formalities of the hospital and stayed in that part of the hospital bed for medical and nursing care. From this register, a daily list of all admissions is made on discharge, date of discharge and diagnosis is also entered into the same register. While some countries admission register is different from discharge register but it is better to have them in one place. 

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