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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010A1

Data Element Name: Pre-transfusion Hemoglobin
Collected For: BM-02,
Definition:Documentation of the closest hemoglobin (hgb) completed prior to the RBC transfusion event.
Suggested Data Collection Question:What was documented as the closest pre-transfusion hgb prior to the RBC transfusion event?
Occurs:1 - 3
Allowable Values:

Enter the patientís closest hemoglobin result reported in g/dL performed prior to the RBC transfusion event.

UTD = Unable to Determine

Notes for Abstraction:
  • For abstraction, select either the pre-transfusion hematocrit or the hemoglobin result; both are not required.
  • Select the hemoglobin result that is associated with the RBC Event ID selected for abstraction.
  • If the hemoglobin result is 9.9 g/dL, enter 9.9.
  • The result must be completed within 24 hours prior to the start of the RBC transfusion event selected for abstraction.
Suggested Data Sources:
  • Consultation notes
  • Emergency department record
  • History and physical
  • Laboratory report
  • Progress notes
  • Operative report
  • Blood administration form
  • Additional Notes:
    Guidelines for Abstraction:
    Inclusion Exclusion
    None None

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