Dataset top tip: Haemodialysis

Recording haemodialysis unit as a 'Location of arrest' or 'Post-arrest location'


When a patient arrests in the haemodialysis unit the 'Location of arrest' should be recorded as:

  • "Other intermediate care area" if the patient has been fully admitted to the unit; or
  • "Specialist treatment area" if the patient was not admitted (intervention only).

NB: If the patient's 'Reason for admission to/attendance at/visit to your hospital' was haemodialysis for intervention only (not admitted), they should be recorded as an "Outpatient". An admitted patient should be recorded as "Patient-Medical".

If the patient remains in the haemodialysis unit post-arrest, the 'Post-arrest location' should be recorded as:

  • "Other intermediate care area" if the patient has been fully admitted to the unit pre or post-arrest; or
  • "Specialist treatment area" if the patient was still not admitted post-arrest (intervention only).

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the NCAA Team.

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