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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010A1

Data Element Name: RBC Event Total Doses
Collected For: BM-02,
Definition:The total number of RBC units (bags) or doses that were transfused for the associated RBC Event ID.
Suggested Data Collection Question:How many RBC units (bags) or doses were transfused for the associated RBC event?
Format:
Length:2
Type:Numeric
Occurs:1 - 3
Allowable Values:

1-12

Notes for Abstraction:
  • Calculate the total number of units (bags) or doses that were administered (not ordered) for the RBC Event ID abstracted. If the number of units (bags) or doses ordered for the RBC Event ID is different from the number of units (bags) or doses administered, select the number of units (bags) or doses administered.
  • Select 11 if more than 10 units (bags) or doses of RBCs were administered for the RBC event.
  • Select 12 if unable to determine the number of RBC units (bags) or doses administered for the RBC event.
Suggested Data Sources:
  • Anesthesia record
  • Emergency department record
  • Progress notes
  • Physician orders
  • Operative notes
  • Procedure notes
  • Blood adminstration form
  • Blood bank records
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
None None

RBC Event Total Doses
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Core Measures (2010A1)
Discharges 04-01-10 (2Q10) through 09-30-10 (3Q10)