The DARE format is known to be something that nurses refer to when they want to do proper documentation of effects regarding their patients. There are certain things that will be discussed such as the date and time when the patient was admitted or when an event has occurred. It will also discuss the patient’s vital signs and the pain status that the patient was feeling.
This is not a one-time thing. Nurses would need to constantly document to see if the condition of the patient is progressing or worsening. Take note that the information should be placed in a sequential manner to make things easier to assess and understand.
The DARE format of documentation is a format used in nursing. This documentation format documents things like date and time, what happened, vital signs and pain status when an event should happen that a nurse must document.
For an example of how a nurse would use the DARE format in a realistic situation a series of events is described as the following: 1. patient is twisting in bed grimacing with movement. 2. morphine sulfate is administered. 3. patient verbalizes relief within 15 minutes and is lying in bed quietly. 4. patient is instructed to move slowly when getting out of bed.