Nursing Episode

A Nursing Episode is a continuous period of residential nursing care for a client (PATIENT) given on site 24 hours a day as part of a Hospital Provider Spell or Care Home Stay (Nursing Care), under the direct care of a NURSE.

Description

A Nursing Episode is an ACTIVITY GROUP.

A Nursing Episode is a continuous period of residential nursing care for a client (PATIENT) given on site 24 hours a day as part of a Hospital Provider Spell or Care Home Stay (Nursing Care), under the direct care of a NURSE.

The NURSE with overall responsibility for a Nursing Episode must be identified. If the responsible NURSE changes then a new Nursing Episode or Consultant Episode (Hospital Provider) begins.

During a Nursing Episode the PATIENT is either in a Care Home or in one or more WARDS of a Hospital Site. In some circumstances a PATIENT may take Home Leave, or Mental Health Leave of Absence for 28 days or less, or has a current period of Mental Health Absence Without Leave of 28 days or less, which does not interrupt the Nursing Episode.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural Nursing Episodes

Where Used

Type Link How used
Attribute ACTIVITY GROUP TYPE references in description Nursing Episode
Data Element CONSULTANT CODE references in description Nursing Episode
Attribute CONSULTANT CODE references in description Nursing Episode
NHS Business Definition Care Home Stay (Nursing Care) references in description Nursing Episode
NHS Business Definition Care Professional Admitted Care Episode references in description Nursing Episode
NHS Business Definition Consultant Episode (Hospital Provider) references in description Nursing Episode
NHS Business Definition Home Leave references in description Nursing Episode
NHS Business Definition Hospital Provider Spell references in description Nursing Episode
NHS Business Definition Nursing Episode references in description Nursing Episode
Attribute SOURCE OF ADMISSION references in description Nursing Episode
NHS Business Definition Ward Stay references in description Nursing Episode