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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