As the patient moves thru a visit, such as a visit to the emergency department, there are a number of areas the patient may stop at. This file allows the department to set up places a patient may be, physical or conceptual, so that the patient may be tracked throughout their visit. These places may include specific beds, waiting areas, other areas of the hospital such as radiology, exam rooms, etc.
.01name(+)0;1FREE TEXTBThis is the internal name of the room, bed, or area that a patient may be during the course of their visit.
.02institution0;2POINTER4This allows each station (division, for example) to manage its own set of rooms / beds / areas.
.03area0;3POINTER231.9This is the area in the hospital associated with this room or bed. Initially, the only area supported is the emergency department. It is expected that additional areas will be supported in the future.
.04inactive0;4SET OF CODES0:ACTIVE
This flag is used to mark a room/bed/area as out of service.
.05sequence0;5NUMERICThis is the sequence for displaying the room/bed/area on the large display board.
.06display name0;6FREE TEXTThis is the name that is shown on the large display board. It should be concise or abbreviated to save space on the display board.
.07display when0;7SET OF CODES0:OCCUPIED
This indicates when the room/bed/area should show up on the large display board. The room may always show, show only if currently occupied by a patient, or never show.
.08default status0;8POINTER233.1If populated, the default status is automatically assigned to the entry in the ED LOG file when the room/bed/area is selected. For example, you might want to automatically assign the status, Awaiting Triage, when the patient is assigned to the waiting room.
.09multiple assign0;9SET OF CODES0:Single
3:Single Non-ED
4:Multiple Non-ED
This field affects the behavior of the room for data entry and reports. If single, only one patient at a time may be assigned to the room. Exam rooms are a common example. If multiple, multiple patients may be simultaneously assigned to the room. Waiting is a special case to identify waiting areas in the reports. Non-ED indicates an area where the patient may be that is outside the emergency department itself.
.1shared name0;10FREE TEXTIf several beds or areas share the same physical space, use this field to create a common name for these beds/areas. By having this shared name, the reports may by used to identify exposures to contagious organisms.
.11board0;11FREE TEXTAn entry in this field indicates that the room/area should be displayed on a specific board that uses the name entered here.
.12color0;12FREE TEXTA specific room/area may be mapped to a particular foreground and background color for use with the display board.
.13primary0;13SET OF CODES1:Primary

Referenced by 3 types

  1. ED LOG (230) -- loc, held loc
  2. ED LOG HISTORY (230.1) -- loc
  3. TRACKING AREA (231.9) -- ambulance, initial room