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Primary health course of action

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term523775
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 05/09/2014
Definition:Help on this term

A code set outlining the recommended primary health course of action prior to review of an ear, nose and throat patient.

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
1Review progress after medication
2Dry ear precautions
3Monitor-Rx as required
Supplementary values:Help on this term
8Unknown
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 2   Dry ear precautions

Is when water should not be allowed to enter the ear. Also, ear plugs or any device placed in the ear canal needs to be cleaned regularly to ensure infected material is not reintroduced to the ear canal.

CODE 3   Monitor-Rx as required

Monitor medications as required.

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Patient—primary health course of action prior to review, code N Indigenous, Endorsed 05/09/2014

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