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Cord pH and Base Excess

Data Item category

Resuscitation at birth

Collections containing the item

Data definitions

S/T Perinatal Data Collections:
QLD: Collect data on whether the cord pH has been done and the value. They also collect the base excess value. TAS: Collect data on whether the cord pH was less than or greater than 7.2 and if it was not collected.
QLD PMC: Cord gases at birth. Arterial and venous results for pH, base deficit, CO2, lactate.

Additional information

QLD provide free text field for Base Excess value which is not a mandatory field and is not stored electronically in the PDC.

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