We have a use case where we need to record whether a person has any aids or equipment in the context of an urgent care plan. There are two data points: a question with a Yes/No/Don’t know answer and a free text box for additional details. I think the equipment recorded here would be mainly mobility or manual handling aids but could cover other types as well, e.g. communication aids. These regularly come up in other anticipatory care planning documents too.
I’ve looked at the description of the Medical device archetype and, while it is quite broad, it doesn’t feel like the right fit for these types of equipment. A medical device is described as “An instrument, apparatus, implant, material or similar, used in the provision of healthcare”, but how should we model aids and equipment that are used in the provision of social care? They obviously overlap so it’s quite a grey area.
So my question is, how do others handle information about aids and equipment (such as walking and transfer aids, eating/drinking aids, communication aids etc) at the moment? Has anyone worked on a specific archetype for aids/equipment or interested in collaborating on it together?