PICANet Dataset Changes November 2020

Following approval of the PICANet Clinical Advisory Group, new fields have been added to the PICANet Admissions and Transport Datasets relating to:

Mode of death (Admission dataset only)
Organ transplantation (Admission dataset only)
SpO2 (and FiO2 at time of SpO2).

In addition, the recording of weight will become a mandatory item requiring completion for all admission events.

The following documents provide full details of the changes:

Summary of changes 
New Admission Data Collection Form v10.0 
New Transport Data Collection Form  v3.0
New Admission Dataset Manual 
New Referral & Transport Dataset Manual

These revised datasets are now available on PICANet Web so you can choose to start recording these details with immediate effect, however, they will become a mandatory part of the datasets with effect from 01/01/2021 at which point ‘live’ validation queries will be applied.

For units/transport teams that use paper forms, batches of these will be sent out to you within the next 10 days. For units/transport teams that import data to PICANet Web from local clinical systems it will be necessary to update your local export programme to reflect these changes. We will contact importing units/transport teams shortly with an updated xml schema to support this process.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact the PICANet Research Nurses Caroline Lamming (crl4@le.ac.uk) and Lyn Palmer (slp60@leicester.ac.uk).