|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 MEDICATION GROUP (7.01 - 7.12)
Dose of ED medication at each administration.
Documentation of an ED medication administration is needed for clinical care, quality management, reimbursement, administration, and clinical and health services research.
Data Type (and Field Length)
NM - numeric (20).
Yes; if more than one medication is ordered, this data element repeats with the ED Medication Group.
Enter a number greater than 0.
When 2 milligrams of a medication is administered, enter data as follows:
Data Standards or Guidelines
E1744-95 (ASTM, 1995).