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Type of birth anaesthesia administered code N[N]

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term422528
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018
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A code set representing the type of anaesthesia administered during a birth event.

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Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
2Local anaesthetic to perineum
3Pudendal block
4Epidural or caudal block
5Spinal block
6General anaesthesia
7Combined spinal-epidural block
88Other anaesthesia
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99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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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 anaesthesia

May include parenteral opioids and nitrous oxide.

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Note: Code 1, 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.

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Supersedes Anaesthesia administered code N Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

Has been superseded by Type of birth anaesthesia administered code N[N] Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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Birth event—type of anaesthesia administered, code N[N] Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

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