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Stage event originated

Data Element ID: DE315
Name: Stage event originated
Version: 1.1
Data Element ISO Name: Event_Medication-Stage_Origination,CD
Synonym: None defined at this time
Definition: The stage in the process the event originated.
Question: At what stage in the process did the event originate, regardless of the stage at which it was discovered?
Conditionality: Reserved for future use
Multiple Choice: Not Applicable
Form Name: Medication or Other Substance
Data Set: Reserved for future use
Setting: Hospitals, including outpatient pharmacies and outpatient departments located within the hospital
Language: U.S. English
Comments: None defined at this time
Description of Change: Not applicable for this release
Go-To Logic: Refer to Common Formats Flow Charts
Guide For Use: 'Purchasing' includes purchasing for stock or for a particular patient.

'Storing' includes maintaining the substance under special environmental conditions and in accordance with appropriate security requirements.

'Prescribing/ordering' means the issuance of an order by an authorized professional for the delivery or administration of a substance to a patient. Prescribing/ordering may be done in writing, verbally or through an electronic order entry system.

'Transcribing' includes documenting verbal orders in writing or electronically, entering written orders into an electronic system, and copying orders for separate uses.

'Preparing' includes taking substances from stock, manipulating them, compounding, and measuring and apportioning doses, such as the filling of cartridges and unit-dose syringes.

'Dispensing' includes assuring accurate labeling of the prepared substance, issuance of the substance from the pharmacy, and delivery by pharmacy personnel to the patient care area.

'Administering' generally occurs in a patient care area and includes checking orders and patient identity and delivering the substance to the patient either by oral ingestion or by direct application, such as by injection, insertion, or topical application, or with the use of indwelling lines, tubes or catheters.

'Monitoring' includes measuring and observing to determine the presence or absence of the desired effect of the substance administered and to detect any unintended adverse effects.
Format: Not Applicable
HL7 Data Type: Concept Descriptor (CD)
Data Type: Character
Maximum Length: 5 (500 for free text associated with ┬┤Other: Please Specify┬┤ response.)
Answer Code Answer ID Answer Value Code System Code System Name
A1380 a Purchasing 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A1383 b Storing 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A1386 c Prescribing/ordering 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A1389 d Transcribing 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A1392 e Preparing 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A1395 f Dispensing 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A1398 g Administering 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A1401 h Monitoring 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
UNK i Unknown 2.16.840.1.113883.5.1008 HL7 NullFlavor
A66 j Other: Please specify 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
Effective Date: 03/31/2010
Until Date: - -
Update Date: - -
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Submitting Organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Date of Submission: 03/31/2010
Responsible Organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Creator: John C. Moquin
Data Steward: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
References: No specific reference at this time
Rationale for Change: Not Applicable
Administrative Status: Final
Administrative Status Date: 03/31/2010
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