Well ... vent info is certainly being used by your doctor to make decisions re the appropriate vent settings ... but is he basing his decision solely on this "snapshot" view when he's in the room, or on the culmination of info recorded by nursing staff, residents, etc in the interval since the last visit?
I'm inclined to say no to his specific question.
But I'm also thinking that he doesn't need the data points. He probably has enough points with problem and risk to qualify for the level he's thinking of.
And if he's providing Critical Care, he doesn't need to worry about the data points at all ... just whether the patient is critically ill and he's providing direct critical care of 30 minutes or more.
Hope that helps.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC.
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