A common use case is that healthcare professional want to get a quick overview of a needles and things put into the patient, like CVCs (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_venous_catheter) and PVCs (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peripheral_venous_catheter).
These should be recorded using the openEHR-EHR-ACTION.procedure.v1, both for inseration and removal
It is a good idea to create a template “Catheter procedure” or similar using the openEHR-EHR-COMPOSITION.report-procedure.v1 and including openEHR-EHR-ACTION.procedure.v1
That was for recording of information.
Next question is around whether to use a persistent composition for this use case. We always want to see a list of catheters (and similar things currently inserted into the patient), sounds similar to requirements around allergies, medications, problems etc that have persistent compositions. What would be a good option for something like this:
- Use the Problem list which can also contrain procedures
- Create a new persistent composition archetype for “Catheter list” (or better named)
- Ignore persistent compositions and just query the relevant procedure entries?
Finally, you want to relate care plans to these catheters for managing cleaning/infections. Does that impact the above decision, could it be easier or more difficult to relate care plans (not referring to any specific openEHR implementation of a care plan, just the wider business concept) if it is an entry on a persitent composition list?
This must be a common use case, so hopefully others have thought about it before