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Table 3 Patient descriptors

From: A consensus-based template for documenting and reporting in physician-staffed pre-hospital services

Data variable No. Data variable name Type of data Data variable categories or values Type Definition of data variable Comments
14 Age Continuous Number   The patient's age at the time of event Utstein Trauma Registry
15 Gender Nominal 1 = Female Bullet list The patient's gender Utstein Trauma Registry
    2 = Male    
    3 = Unknown    
16 Co-morbidity Ordinal 1 = No (ASA-PS = 1) Bullet list ASA-PS definition American Society of Anaesthesiologists
    2 = Yes (ASA-PS = 2-6)   1 = A normal healthy patient  
    3 = Unknown   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 operation  
      6 = A declared brain-dead patient whose organs are being removed for donor purposes  
17 Medical problem (main reason for response) Nominal 1 = Cardiac arrest Bullet list Select the condition most likely to be the patient's true medical problem Proposed by project group. Defined according to EED-project and ScanDoc phase 1b. The first 9 categories should include >95% of all medical conditions present in daily work
    2 = Trauma    
    3 = Breathing difficulties    
    4 = Chest pain    
    5 = Stroke    
    6 = Acute neurology excluding stroke    
    7 = Psychiatry including intoxication    
    8 = Obstetrics and childbirth    
    9 = Infection    
    10 = Other    
18 Dominating type of injury Nominal 1 = Blunt Bullet list Indication of the type of injury produced if trauma Utstein Trauma Registry
    2 = Penetrating    
    3 = Unknown    
19 a) Glasgow Coma Scale-first Ordinal Number (3-15)   First recorded pre-interventional Glasgow Coma Scale upon arrival of physician-staffed service  
b) Glasgow Coma Scale- last   Number   Glasgow Coma Scale at end of care or patient hand-over  
20 a) Heart rate first Continuous Number (per minute)   First heart rate per minute measured by physician-staffed service  
b) Heart rate last   Number   Heart rate per minute at end-of-care or patient hand-over  
21 a) Systolic blood pressure-first Continuous Number (mmHg)   First recorded systolic blood pressure measured by physician-staffed service (measured with sphygmomanometer, monitor or intra-arterial line).  
b) Systolic blood pressure-last   Number   Systolic blood pressure at end-of-care or patient handover  
22 a) Cardiac rhythm-first Ordinal 1 = Sinus rhythm Bullet list First cardiac rhythm interpreted by physician-staffed service (minimum 3-channel lead)  
    2 = SVES, VESmono    
    3 = Atrial Fib/Flutt, AV-block gr. II/III, VESpoly    
    4 = VF, VT, Asystole, PEA    
    5 = Not recorded    
b) Cardiac rhythm-last   1 = Sinus rhythm   Cardiac rhythm at end of care or patient hand-over  
    2 = SVES, VESmono    
    3 = Atrial Fib/Flutt, AV-block gr. II/III, VESpoly    
    4 = VF, VT, Asystole, PEA    
    5 = Not recorded    
23 a) SpO2-first Continuous Number (0-100)   First recorded oxygen saturation by physician-staffed service (measured with pulse oxymeter or arterial blood gas (SaO2))  
b) SpO2-last   Number   Oxygen saturation at end-of-care or patient hand-over  
24 a) Pain-first Ordinal 1 = None Bullet list First level of pain assessed by physician-staffed service  
    2 = Moderate    
    3 = Severe    
b) Pain-last   1 = None   Level of pain at end of care or patient hand-over  
    2 = Moderate    
    3 = Severe    
25 a) Respiratory rate-first Continuous Number (per minute)   First respiratory rate per minute measured by physician-staffed service. If mechanically ventilated, document ventilation rate.  
b) Respiratory rate-last   Number   Respiratory rate at end of care or patient hand-over  
  1. ASA-PS: American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classification System
  2. SVES: supraventricular extrasystole, VESmono: single ventricular extrasystole, Atrial Fib/Flutt: atrial fibrillation or flutter, AV-Block: atrioventricular block, VESpoly: polymorphic ventricular extrasystoles, VF: ventricular fibrillation, VT: ventricular tachycardia, PEA:pulseless electrical activity