Accident and Emergency Initial Assessment Date

An Accident and Emergency Initial Assessment Date is the date that the PATIENT is first assessed in the Accident and Emergency Department.

Description

An Accident and Emergency Initial Assessment Date  is an ACTIVITY DATE TIME.

An Accident and Emergency Initial Assessment Date  is the date that the  PATIENT is first assessed in the Accident and Emergency Department.

An Initial Assessment would include:

  • the taking of a brief PATIENT  medical history

  • pain assessment

  • early warning scores (including vital signs)

The assessment should be conducted by medical or nursing staff who have received appropriate training.

For guidance on the use of this data item in the Accident and Emergency Clinical Quality Indicators, further information is available on the Department of Health and Social Care  National Archives at:  A&E clinical quality indicators: Implementation guidance and data definitions.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural Accident and Emergency Initial Assessment Dates

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Element ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY INITIAL ASSESSMENT DATE references in description Accident and Emergency Initial Assessment Date
Attribute ACTIVITY DATE TYPE references in description Accident and Emergency Initial Assessment Date
NHS Business Definition Accident and Emergency Initial Assessment Date references in description Accident and Emergency Initial Assessment Date
NHS Business Definition Emergency Care Initial Assessment Date references in description Accident and Emergency Initial Assessment Date