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Table 2 Core patient variables

From: A consensus-based template for uniform reporting of data from pre-hospital advanced airway management

Data variable number Data variable name Type of data Data variable categories or values Definition of data variable
6 Co-morbidity Ordinal 1 = No (ASA-PS = 1)
2 = Yes (ASA-PS = 2-6)
3 = Unknown
ASA-PS definition
1 = A normal healthy patient
2 = A patient with mild systemic disease
3 = A patient with severe systemic disease
4 = A patient with severe systemic disease that is a constant threat to life
5 = A moribund patient who is not expected to survive without the operation
6 = A declared brain-dead patient whose organs are being removed for donor purposes
7 Age Continuous YY or MM Years rounded down. Ages under 1 year are reported in decimals (e.g., 6 month = 0.5 year)
8 Gender Nominal 1 = Female
2 = Male
3 = Unknown
Patient gender
9 Patient category Nominal 1 = Blunt trauma (incl. burns and strangulation)
2 = Penetrating trauma
3 = Non trauma (incl. drowning and asphyxia)
4 = Unknown
Dominating reason for emergency treatment
10 Indication for airway intervention Nominal 1 = Decreased level of consciousness
2 = Hypoxemia
3 = Ineffective ventilation
4 = Existing airway obstruction
5 = Impending airway obstruction
6 = Combative or uncooperative
7 = Relief of pain or distress
8 = Cardiopulmonary arrest
9 = Other, specify
Dominating indication for airway intervention
11 Respiratory rate, initial Continuous Number/
Not recorded
First value recorded by the EMS provider on scene
12a Systolic blood pressure, initial Continuous Number/
Not recorded
First value recorded by the EMS provider on scene
13a Heart rate, initial Continuous Number/
Not recorded
First value recorded by the EMS provider on scene
14 GCS, initial (m/v/e) Ordinal Motor 1-6
Verbal 1-5
Eyes 1-4
Not recorded
First value recorded by the EMS provider on scene
See also GCS definitions
15a SpO2, initial; state: with or without supplemental O2 Continuous and nominal Number/Not recorded
1 = Without supplemental O2
2 = With supplemental O2
3 = Unknown if supplemental O2
First value recorded by the EMS provider on scene
  1. ASA-PS: American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status
  2. EMS: Emergency Medical Service
  3. GCS: Glasgow Coma Score