Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2020A)
Posted: August 1, 2019
Discharges 01-01-20 (1Q20) through 6-30-20 (2Q20)
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Data Element
Version 2020A

Name:Initial Blood Glucose Value at Hospital Arrival
Collected For: CSTK-05, CSTK-08, CSTK-10
Definition:Documentation of the first blood glucose value obtained prior to or after hospital arrival. A blood glucose test measures the amount of a type of sugar, called glucose, in the blood.
Question:What is the first blood glucose value obtained prior to or after hospital arrival?
Allowable Values:

BG= blood glucose value (no decimals)
UTD = Unable to Determine
Notes for Abstraction:
  • To determine the value for this data element, review the blood glucose values obtained prior to and after hospital arrival.
  • Select the earliest documented blood glucose value regardless of location of testing. Values obtained and documented by EMS, a transferring hospital, or your hospital are acceptable. The first documented value should be used.
  • Values obtained with point-of-care (POC) devices, finger-stick, or laboratory values are acceptable.
Suggested Data Sources:
  • Emergency department record
  • History and physical
  • Nursing flow sheet
  • Progress notes
  • Transfer sheet
  • Admitting note
  • Ambulance record
  • Consultation form/note
  • Nursing assessment
  • EMS records

Additional Notes: Excluded Data Sources:
  • Discharge summary
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
None None

Initial Blood Glucose Value at Hospital Arrival
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Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2020A)
Discharges 01-01-20 (1Q20) through 6-30-20 (2Q20)


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