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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