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Supplemental oxygen is determination of the presence of supplemental oxygen during assessment of initial ED/hospital oxygen saturation level, so it is asking if they had supplemental at the time of the saturation measurement. If you don’t see it then, and see it later, it may be not what was in place, so answer unknown for …

Thanks for the question, that was changed after initial release.   If the patient was screened, then you will answer this question whether screening was positive or negative.  Answer Yes, No, or Unknown, based on whether the patient was offered an intervention. For negative screens, it may be your practice that patients are not offered intervention …

First, I want to remind you that the sequential neurological documentation data element is optional and is no longer submitted to the central site. Centers now have the liberty to abstract this data element as they see fit for their institution, or not at all. In other words, this data element is a facility-specific data …

If you are confident this information documented in the nursing notes is accurate, you can use it. I find it unusual it is not also documented elsewhere. I recommend you use caution and perhaps query the providers to ensure these medications were given to the patient.

You cannot record both a controlled and an uncontrolled rate in PTOS. The idea is that you are capturing the initial vitals. For respiratory rate, you are capturing the initial respiratory rate, which will be either controlled or uncontrolled.

You are correct that these are optional elements that are NOT required to be completed. PTSF will work with ESO to modify or remove this check.

You are not to use data from the referring facility here. You must record the first height and weight documented within 24 hours of ED or hospital arrival at your facility.