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Birth event—analgesia administered, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAnalgesia administered for labour
METeOR identifier:Help on this term292546
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 07/02/2013
Definition:Help on this termAnalgesia administered to the woman to relieve pain for labour, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Birth event—analgesia administered

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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
2Nitrous oxide
4Epidural or caudal
6Systemic opioids
7Combined spinal-epidural
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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Comments:Help on this termNote: Code 3, which had a meaning in previous versions of the data standard is no longer used. As is good practice, the code will not be reused.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Systemic opioids include both intra-muscular and intravenous opioids.

Code 7: this code is used when this technique has been selected for the administration of analgesia for labour.

Collection methods:Help on this term

More than one agent or technique can be recorded, except where 1=none applies.

This item is to be recorded for first and second stage labour, but not third stage labour e.g. removal of placenta.

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Analgesia use may influence the duration of labour, may affect the health status of the baby at birth and is an indicator of obstetric intervention.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Perinatal Data Development Committee

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Supersedes Birth event—analgesia administered, code N Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

Has been superseded by Birth event—type of analgesia administered, code N[N] Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

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