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I am trying to determine if ICU patients were issued sequential compression devices (SCD). Is this information captured anywhere other than the TEXT field in the NOTEEVENTS table within the MIMIC database?

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In CareVue, sequential compression devices are documented in the chartevents table:

  • itemid = 49, label = "Anti-Embolism [Device]", value = (Ace Wrap, Elastic Stocking, None/Remarks, Compress Sleeves)
  • itemid = 8367, label = "Anti-Embolism [Status]", value = (On, Off, Other/Remarks).

For Metavision patients, the following itemids are present in the d_items tables and relate to sequential compression devices:

  • itemid = 225054, label = "Anti Embolic Device Status"
  • itemid = 224089, label = "Anti Embolic Device"

In MIMIC-III v1.3 these itemids do not link to associated values unfortunately, due to issues with the raw data dump. The missing data should be added in the next release (v1.4).

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