|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)
Frequency and duration of ED discharge medication administration.
ED practitioners routinely prescribe medication at discharge. 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)
TQ - timing/quantity (200).
Yes; if more than one medication is prescribed, renewed, changed, or discontinued, this data element repeats with the ED Discharge Medication Group.
Component 2 is the frequency of administration.
Component 3 is the duration of administration.
Component 8 is the text description of special instructions for medication use.
Component 1 is set to the default value of 1, and Components 4 - 7 and 9 - 10 are not used unless needed for local purposes.
For example, if a medication is to be administered every 6 hours for 10 days (without special instructions), enter data in the following manner:
Component 2 = Q6H
Component 3 = D10
Data Standards or Guidelines