Purpose: Completed primarily by hospital staff when eCareManager is used a primary documentation tool at the bedside. The Patient Care Goals section is used to record treatment goals for patients and updated as needed.

Links to:

  • PATIENT on patientUnitStayID

Important considerations

  • The Care Plan in eCareManager is used primarily as an intraprofessional communication tool. Variables related to care provider type and specialty, code status, prognosis, family/healthcare proxy, end-of-life discussions, and various therapies (sedation and analgesia therpaies, airway and ventilation status, and stress ulcer and deep vein thrombosis) can be documented on the Care Plan.

  • If carePlanGoal data are present for a hospital, then this it is likely used to communicate goal setting tool between bedside providers and may be widely used at that particular hospital. This section is not completed often.

Table columns

Name Datatype Null Option Comment Is Key Stored Transformed Created
cplGoalID int IDENTITY surrogate key for care plan goal PK C
patientUnitStayID int NOT NULL a globally unique identifier (GUID) used as a foreign key link to the patient table FK C
cplGoalOffset int NOT NULL number of minutes from unit admit time that the care plan goal was entered C
cplGoalCategory varchar(255) NULL the picklist category the goal is associated with e.g.: Nutrition/Skin, Pulmonary, Cardiovascular, etc. S
cplGoalValue varchar(1000) NULL the string builder value of the goal e.g.: Vital signs within normal parameters, Orient patient to unit, Pulse oximetry within ordered parameters, etc. S
cplGoalStatus varchar(255) NULL the picklist status of the goal: Active, Resolved or Deferred S
activeUponDischarge varchar(10) NULL denotes whether the goal was active upon discharge: True or False S
eICU-CRD v2.0 documentation