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ED DEATH
05-Apr-2007
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Emergency Department Information

 

 

Definition

     The type of death incurred while the patient was in the ED.

 

Additional Information

  • Only completed when ED Discharge Disposition is completed as “Died”
  • Patients treated in accordance with a “Do Not Resuscitate” (DNR) order should be coded under “Died in ED (other than failed resuscitation attempt)”. Patients with a DNR status should also be coded with a co-morbid condition (see DG_01)
  • Dead on Arrival is defined as arrival at the hospital with no signs of life, but with pre-hospital CPR as indicated below:

Age >12 years

                                    Blunt trauma, more than 5 minutes pre-hospital CPR

                                    Penetrating head/neck/abdomen trauma, more than 5 minutes pre-hospital CPR

                                    Penetrating chest trauma, more than 15 minutes pre-hospital CPR

                        Age ≤ 12 years

                                    Blunt trauma, more than 15 minutes pre-hospital CPR

                                    Penetrating trauma, more than 15 minutes pre-hospital CPR

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