Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2020A2)
Posted: 10/30/2019
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Data Element
Version 2020A2

Name:Initial Platelet Count at Hospital Arrival
Collected For: CSTK-05, CSTK-08, CSTK-10
Definition:Documentation of the first platelet count obtained prior to or after hospital arrival. Platelets are one of three components of human blood. Platelets play a very important role in the healing process and the formation of blood clots at the time of injury.

Question:What is the first platelet count obtained prior to or after hospital arrival?
Length:6 (no comma, no decimal)
Allowable Values:

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

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

Initial Platelet Count at Hospital Arrival
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Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2020A2)
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