|Data Elements for Emergency Department Systems - Release 1.0 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1997, 274 p.)|
|SECTION 7 - ED MEDICATION DATA|
PART OF THE ED DISCHARGE MEDICATION GROUP (8.13 - 8.22)
Units for ED discharge medication dose.
Data on planned management of the ED patients health problems are needed for communication and continuity of care. These data are useful for ED administration, quality-of-care monitoring and evaluation, and research.
Data Type (and Field Length)
CE - coded element (60).
Yes; if more than one medication is prescribed, renewed, changed, or discontinued, this data element repeats with the ED Discharge Medication Group.
Component 1 is the code for units.
Component 2 is the units descriptor.
Component 3 is the coding system identifier.
Components 4 - 6 can be used for an alternate code, descriptor, and coding system identifier.
In Health Level 7, Version 2.3 (HL7, 1996) the default system for encoding units consists of the ISO (International Organization for Standards) units abbreviations plus ISO extensions (ISO+) (see HL7, Figure 7-7).
Component 1 = mg
Component 2 = milligrams
Component 3 = ISO+
Text data also can be entered without an accompanying code, as follows:
Component 1 =
Component 2 = mg/kg
If none is applicable, enter in Component 1 and do not make entries in
Components 2 - 6.
Data Standards or Guidelines
ISO 2955-83 Information Processing - Representation of SI and Other Units in Systems with Limited Character Sets (ISO, 1983).
Health Level 7, Version 2.3 (HL7, 1996).