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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010A1

Data Element Name: Emergency Transfusion Time
Collected For:
Definition:The time (military time) that the first unit of emergency blood was transfused.
Suggested Data Collection Question:What time was the first unit of emergency blood transfused?
Format:
Length:5 - HH:MM (with or without colon) or UTD
Type:Time
Occurs:1
Allowable Values:

Enter the documented time that the first unit of emergency blood was transfused.

HH = Hour (09-23)

MM = Minutes (00-59)

UTD = Uanble to Determine

INSERT CMS/TJC ALIGNED NOTES:

  • Select the first Emergency Transfusion Time assocaited with the Emergency Transfusion and Emergency Transfusion Date if the patient had more than one transfusion administered emergently after hospital arrival.
Notes for Abstraction:
Suggested Data Sources:

  • Anesthesia record
  • Blood administration form
  • Emergency department record
  • Nursing notes
  • Operative report
  • Progress notes
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
Acceptable "emergently" terms:
  • Acute bleeding
  • Acute hemoptysis
  • Critical
  • Emergency
  • Exsanguination
  • Hemorrhage
  • Life-saving
  • Massive bleeding
  • Acute GI bleed
  • STAT blood transfusion
  • Actively bleeding
List is not all inclusive
Routine

Emergency Transfusion Time
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Core Measures (2010A1)
Discharges 04-01-10 (2Q10) through 09-30-10 (3Q10)