Accident and Emergency Initial Assessment Time

An Accident and Emergency Initial Assessment Time is the time, recorded using the 24 hour clock, that the PATIENT is first assessed in the Accident and Emergency Department for first attendances and unplanned follow-up attendances.

Description

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

An Accident and Emergency Initial Assessment Time  is the time, recorded using the 24 hour clock, that the  PATIENT is first assessed in the Accident and Emergency Department  for first attendances and unplanned follow-up attendances.

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
Formerly A and E Initial Assessment Time
Plural Accident and Emergency Initial Assessment Times

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Element A and E INITIAL ASSESSMENT TIME references in description Accident and Emergency Initial Assessment Time
Attribute ACTIVITY TIME TYPE references in description Accident and Emergency Initial Assessment Time
NHS Business Definition Accident and Emergency Initial Assessment Time references in description Accident and Emergency Initial Assessment Time
NHS Business Definition Emergency Care Initial Assessment Time references in description Accident and Emergency Initial Assessment Time