Section[ 4 - ED Arrival & First Assessment Data
FIRST ED HEART RATE
Patient’s first measured heart rate in ED.
The heart rate provides an estimate of the severity of injury or illness and is a component of several triage scoring systems.
Pulse rate, which is measured at a peripheral or central arterial site, is not necessarily equivalent to heart rate. However, pulse rate often serves as a proxy measure for heart rate under the assumption that each heart beat or cycle of electrical activity produces an arterial pulsation.
Data Type (and Field Length)
NM — numeric (3).
Enter the patient’s heart rate (per minute), or enter one of the following codes:
888 Not measured
Data Standards or Guidelines
E1744-95 (ASTM, 1995).