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Orders and Observations Work Group Maturity Level: 0Informative Use Context: Any

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:
Title:Feeding Device Codes

Materials used or needed to feed the patient.

Committee:Orders and Observations Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.961 (for OID based terminology systems)

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Source ResourceXML / JSON

This value set is used in the following places:

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:


This expansion generated 18 May 2022

This value set contains 42 concepts

Expansion based on:

standard-nipple nippleStandard nipple definition:
preemie-nipple nipplePreemie nipple definition:
ortho-nipple nippleOrthodontic nipple definition:
sloflo-nipple flow nippleSlow flow nipple definition:
midflo-nipple flow nippleMiddle flow nipple definition:
bigcut-nipple, cross-cut nippleEnlarged, cross-cut nipple definition:
haberman-bottle bottleHaberman bottle definition:
sippy-valve cup with valveSippy cup with valve definition:
sippy-no-valve cup without valveSippy cup without valve definition:
provale-cup CupProvale Cup definition:
glass-lid with lid/sippy cupGlass with lid/sippy cup definition:
handhold-cup handhold on glass/cupDouble handhold on glass/cup definition:
rubber-mat matting under trayRubber matting under tray definition:
straw definition:
nose-cup cupNose cup definition:
scoop-plate plateScoop plate definition:
utensil-holder wrap utensil holderHand wrap utensil holder definition:
foam-handle handle utensilsFoam handle utensils definition:
angled-utensil utensilsAngled utensils definition:
spout-cup cupSpout cup definition:
autofeeding-device feeding devicesAutomated feeding devices definition:
rocker-knife knifeRocker knife definition:
705383004 assistive device
428891004 gastrostomy tube (physical object)
464180003 cutlery (physical object)
464409009 chopsticks (physical object)
464653006 drinking cup
464663003 drinking straw
464677000 drinking mug
464709005 food/drink serving container
464756008 food dispenser (physical object)
464867004 egg cup
464919005 liquid flow stopper (physical object)
464934004 serving board
464985007 drinking glass
465039002 liquid funnel (physical object)
466825006 water dining plate (physical object)
468191003 drinking/feeding cup
468431007 dish (physical object)
470571004 tube
470630003 drinking/feeding cup
700701001 guard


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