RESUSCITATION METHOD

Format/length: n1
HES item: BIRRESUS
National Codes:
Default Codes: 8 - Not applicable (e.g. stillborn, where no method of resuscitation was attempted)
  9 - Not known: a validation error

Notes:
This data item is derived from RESUSCITATION METHOD POSITIVE PRESSURE and RESUSCITATION METHOD DRUGS

It records the means by which regular respiration of the baby was attempted. This is not recorded for stillbirths. For local purposes, the actual drugs administered should be specified.

The following values with the addition of the Default Codes, can be used:

1 Positive pressure nil, drugs nil
2 Positive pressure nil, drugs administered
3 Positive pressure by mask, drugs nil
4 Positive pressure by mask, drugs administered
5 Positive pressure by endotracheal tube, drugs nil
6 Positive pressure by endotracheal tube, drugs administered
 

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
plural RESUSCITATION METHODS