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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
Identifier
QH 041080
Version
3
Metadata Item Type
Data Element
Data Element Type
Data Element
Approval Status
Draft
23-Apr-2013  
Current
09-Jul-2013  
Superseded
15-Mar-2021  
Approval Type
Standard
Approving Authority
-
Effective From
01-Jul-2013
Effective To
30-Jun-2019
Definition
The type of non-pharmacological analgesia administered to or used by the mother to relieve pain during labour and/or delivery.
Context
Queensland Perinatal Data Collection (QPDC)
Short Name
Type of non-pharmacological analgesia used
Name in Other Contexts
-
Representational Attributes
Datatype
Numeric character
Representation Class
Code
Format
N(2)
Minimum Character Length
2
Maximum Character Length
2
Permissible Values
CodeDescription
02Heat pack
03Birth ball
04Massage
05Shower
06Water immersion
07Aromatherapy
08Homeopathy
09Acupuncture
10TENS
11Water injection
98Other
Supplementary Values
CodeDescription
99Not stated/unknown
Collection and Usage Attributes
Guide for Use
When more than one type of non-pharmacological analgesia was administered or used, record all types used.

This data element should be used in conjunction with the data element: Birth event-non-pharmacological analgesia administered indicator to obtain information on if non-pharmacological analgesia was administered to the mother during the birth event.

Code 02 Heat pack
A heat pack was administered to or used by the mother for pain relief during the labour and/or delivery.

Code 03 Birth ball
A birth ball was used by the mother for pain relief during the labour and/or delivery.

Code 04 Massage
Massage was administered to the mother for pain relief during the labour and/or delivery.

Code 05 Shower
A shower was used by the mother for pain relief during the labour and/or delivery.

Code 06 Water immersion
Water immersion was used by the mother for pain relief during the labour and/or delivery. 

During water immersion the labouring woman places her body into water or other liquid so that it is completely covered by the liquid. (e.g. tub, bath, pool).

Code 07 Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy was administered to or used by the mother for pain relief during the labour and/or delivery.

Code 08 Homeopathy
Homeopathy was administered to the mother for pain relief during the labour and/or delivery.

Code 09 Acupuncture
Acupuncture was administered to the mother for pain relief during the labour and/or delivery.

Code 10 TENS
A TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator) was used by the mother for pain relief during the labour and/or delivery.

A TENS is an electronic device that delivers small electrical impulses to the body via electrodes placed on the skin.

Code 11 Water injection
A water injection was administered to the mother for pain relief during the labour and/or delivery.

Code 98 Other
 A type of non-pharmacological pain relief not defined above was administered to or used by the mother during the labour and/or delivery.

Code 99 Not stated/unknown
The type of non-pharmacological pain relief administered to or used by the mother during the labour and/or delivery is not stated or unknown.
Verification Rules
Queensland Perinatal Data Collection (QPDC):
Birth event-non-pharmacological analgesia administered/used indicator must be code 2 (Yes).
Collection Methods
This item is to be recorded for first and second stage labour, but not for third stage labour, e.g. removal of placenta.

For national reporting of the Birth event-type of analgesia administered data element the following mapping occurs:
Codes 01 through to 98 are mapped to code 88 Other analgesia.
Code 99 Not stated/unknown is mapped to code 99 Not stated/inadequately described.
Comment
Analgesia use may influence the duration of labour, may affect the health status of the baby at birth and is an indicator of obstetric intervention. Analgesia may also influence a woman's satisfaction with her birth experience and is an indicator of women's access to anaesthesia services, i.e. epidural analgesia is not available for women in birth events where there are no anaesthetic services.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References
Has been superseded by Birth event-type of non-pharmacological analgesia administered/used QH 041080 Version 4
Is qualified by Birth event-non-pharmacological analgesia administered/used indicator QH 041079 Version 2
Relates to Birth event QH 041670 Version 1
Supersedes Birth event-type of non-pharmacological analgesia used QH 041080 Version 2
Implementation in Metadata Sets

Otherrelational

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ViewMetadata Item TypeMetadata Set TypeNameAscendingIdentifier & VersionObligationEffective FromEffective To
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Perinatal Data Collection (QPDC)QH 020003 Version 1Conditional01-Jul-201330-Jun-2019
Data Supply RequirementHHS Service AgreementQueensland Perinatal Data Collection (QPDC) Baby Data Supply Requirement (DSR) 2016-2017QH 020355 Version 1Conditional01-Jul-201630-Jun-2017
Data Supply RequirementHHS Service AgreementQueensland Perinatal Data Collection (QPDC) Baby Data Supply Requirement (DSR) 2017-2018QH 020358 Version 1Conditional01-Jul-201730-Jun-2018
Data Supply RequirementHHS Service AgreementQueensland Perinatal Data Collection (QPDC) Baby Data Supply Requirement (DSR) 2018-2019QH 020449 Version 1Conditional01-Jul-201830-Jun-2019
Data Quality Declaration
-
Source and Reference Attributes
Source Organisation
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Source Document
METeOR data element: Birth event-type of analgesia administered, code N[N], identifier 471867, Health standard 07/02/2013