Purpose: The vitalAperiodic table provides invasive vital sign data which is interfaced into eCareManager at irregular intervals.

Links to:

  • PATIENT on patientUnitStayID

Important considerations

The following vital signs are referred to as aperiodic vital signs, as they are not captured by the system on a regular basis (non-invasive BP can be triggered at an unpredictable variety of time intervals):

  • Cardiac output
  • Cardiac Index
  • Pulmonary artery occlusion pressure (“wedge pressure” - PAOP)
  • SVR / SVRI
  • PVR / PVRI
  • Non-invasive blood pressure

Table columns

Name Datatype Null Option Comment Is Key Stored Transformed Created
patientUnitStayID int NOT NULL foreign key link to the patient table FK C
vitalAperiodicID int IDENTITY surrogate key for the aperiodic value PK C
observationOffset int NOT NULL number of minutes from unit admit time that the aperiodic value was entered C
nonInvasiveSystolic real NULL patient’s non invasive systolic value e.g.: 78, 102, 87, etc. S
nonInvasiveDiastolic real NULL patient’s non invasive diastolic value e.g.: 40, 59, 49, etc. S
nonInvasiveMean real NULL patient’s non invasive mean value e.g.: 56, 76, 65, etc. S
paop real NULL patient’s paop value e.g.: 20, 18, 15, etc. S
cardiacOutput real NULL patient cardiac output value e.g.: 4.71, 5.81, 5.63, etc. S
cardiacInput real NULL patient cardiac input value e.g.: S
svr real NULL patient svr value e.g.: S
svri real NULL patient svri value e.g.: S
pvr real NULL patient pvr value e.g.: S
pvri real NULL patient pvri value e.g.: S
eICU-CRD v2.0 documentation