Identifying and definitional attributes
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A code set representing the type of analgesia administered during labour.
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Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 6 Systemic opioids
Includes intramuscular and intravenous opioids.
CODE 7 Combined spinal-epidural block
The spinal-epidural block combines the benefits of rapid action of a spinal block and the flexibility of an epidural block. An epidural catheter inserted during the technique enables the provision of long-lasting analgesia with the ability to titrate the dose for the desired effect.
CODE 88 Other analgesia
Includes all non-narcotic oral analgesia. Includes non-pharmacological methods such as hypnosis, acupuncture, massage, relaxation techniques, temperature regulation, aromatherapy and other.
Note: Code 1 and Code 3, which each had a meaning in previous versions of the data standard, are no longer used. As is good practice, the codes will not be reused.
Source and reference attributes
National Perinatal Data Development Committee
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Birth event—type of analgesia administered, code N[N]