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Birth event—labour augmentation type, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termType of augmentation of labour
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270036
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termMethods used to assist progress of labour, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Birth event—labour augmentation type

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
0None
1Oxytocin
2Prostaglandins
3Artificial rupture of membranes (ARM)
4Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
5Not stated

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this termProstaglandin is listed as a method of augmentation in the data domain. Advice from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the manufacturer indicates that vaginal prostaglandin use is not recommended or supported as a method of augmentation of labour as it may significantly increase the risk of uterine hyperstimulation. In spite of this, the method is being used and it is considered important to monitor its use for augmentation.

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Collection and usage attributes

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More than one method of augmentation can be recorded, except where 0=none applies.

Collection units need to edit carefully the use of prostaglandins as an augmentation method. Results from checking records have shown that either the onset of labour was incorrect or that the augmentation method was incorrectly selected.

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Type of augmentation determines the progress and duration of labour and may influence the method of delivery and the health status of the baby at birth.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Perinatal Data Development Committee

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Supersedes Type of augmentation of labour, version 2, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.4 KB)

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