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Labour augmentation code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270645
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing types of augmentation of labour.

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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Birth event—labour augmentation type, code N Health, Standard 01/03/2005

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