US Core Implementation Guide
5.0.1 - STU5 Release US

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ValueSet: US Core Vital Signs ValueSet

Official URL: Version: 5.0.1
Active as of 2020-11-17 Computable Name: UsCoreVitalSigns

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


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