Identifying and definitional attributes
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A code set representing the type of analgesia administered during labour.
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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.
Code 1 (None) and Code 3 (Intra-muscular narcotics) 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 For information about their meaning in previous data elements, see superseded versions.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
National Perinatal Data Development Committee
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Supersedes Type of labour analgesia administered code N[N] Health, Superseded 03/12/2020
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Birth event—type of analgesia administered, code N[N] Health, Standard 03/12/2020