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Birth event—type of anaesthesia administered, code N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termType of anaesthesia administered during a birth event
METeOR identifier:Help on this term732614
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 03/12/2020
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The type of anaesthesia administered to a female during a birth event with instrumental or operative delivery, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Birth event—type of anaesthesia administered

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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
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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Code 1 (None) has been omitted as it is no longer in use. For information about its meaning in previous data elements, see superseded versions.

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More than one permissible value may be recorded.

CODE 7   Combined spinal-epidural block

Combined spinal-epidural block should not be recorded if both Code 4 and Code 5 are also recorded.

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Anaesthetic use may affect the health status of the baby and is an indicator of obstetric intervention.

Source and reference attributes

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National Perinatal Data Development Committee

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See also Birth event—anaesthesia administered indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Standard 03/12/2020

Supersedes Birth event—type of anaesthesia administered, code N[N] Health, Superseded 03/12/2020

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Perinatal NMDS 2021–22 Health, Standard 03/12/2020

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