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Type of labour analgesia administered code N[N]

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term695542
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 03/12/2020
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A code set representing the type of analgesia administered during labour.

Representational attributes

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
2Nitrous oxide
4Epidural or caudal block
5Spinal block
6Systemic opioids
7Combined spinal-epidural block
88Other analgesia
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 6   Systemic opioids

Includes intramuscular and intravenous opioids.

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 analgesia

Includes all non-narcotic oral analgesia and non-pharmacological methods such as hypnosis, acupuncture, massage, relaxation techniques, temperature regulation and aromatherapy.

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Code 1 and Code 3 have been omitted as these codes are no longer in use. For information about their meaning in previous data elements, see superseded versions.

Source and reference attributes

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National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Type of labour analgesia administered code N[N] Health, Standard 03/12/2020

Supersedes Type of labour analgesia administered code N[N] Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Birth event—type of analgesia administered, code N[N] Health, Superseded 03/12/2020

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