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ValueSet: US Core Vital Signs ValueSet


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Title:US Core Vital Signs ValueSet
Status:Active as of 11/17/20

The vital sign codes from the base FHIR and US Core Vital Signs.

Publisher:HL7 International - Cross-Group Projects

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Logical Definition (CLD)

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:



This value set contains 19 concepts

Expansion based on:

All codes in this table are from the system

59576-9Body mass index (BMI) [Percentile] Per age and sex
8289-1Head Occipital-frontal circumference Percentile
77606-2Weight-for-length Per age and sex
59408-5Oxygen saturation in Arterial blood by Pulse oximetry
3150-0Inhaled oxygen concentration
3151-8Inhaled oxygen flow rate
85353-1Vital signs, weight, height, head circumference, oxygen saturation and BMI panel
9279-1Respiratory rate
8867-4Heart rate
2708-6Oxygen saturation in Arterial blood
8310-5Body temperature
8302-2Body height
9843-4Head Occipital-frontal circumference
29463-7Body weight
39156-5Body mass index (BMI) [Ratio]
85354-9Blood pressure panel with all children optional
8480-6Systolic blood pressure
8462-4Diastolic blood pressure
8478-0Mean blood pressure

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
System The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code