“Periodic” data refers to data which is consistently interfaced from bedside vital signs monitors into eCareManager. Data are generally interfaced as 1 minute averages, and archived into the vitalPeriodic table as 5 minute median values.

The following vital signs are referred to as periodic vital signs as they are captured continuously by the system. (Temperature will be captured this way only if interfaced by a rectal or intravascular probe, for example):

  • Temperature
  • Heart rate
  • SVO2
  • Respiratory rate
  • ICP (intracranial pressure)
  • End Tidal CO2
  • CPP (cerebral perfusion pressure)
  • Mean Invasive blood pressure
  • Pulmonary artery pressure
  • O2 saturation by pulse oximeter
  • CVP (central venous pressure)
  • Invasive blood pressure (systolic and diastolic)

Links to:

  • PATIENT on patientUnitStayID

Important considerations

vitalPeriodic data represents the 5 minute median values from the bedside vital signs monitors, and is therefore unvalidated data. Unvalidated implies that the data has not been checked and verified by a bedside care provider, i.e. the measurements may be noisy and not reflect true patient state.

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
vitalPeriodicID int IDENTITY surrogate key for periodic value PK C
observationOffset int NOT NULL number of minutes from unit admit time that the periodic value was entered C
temperature decimal(11,4) NULL patient’s temperature value in celsius e.g.: 36.1000, 37.8000, 35.5000, etc. S
saO2 int NULL patient’s saO2 value e.g.: 99, 94, 98, etc. S
heartRate int NULL patient’s heart rate value e.g.: 102, 104, 70, etc. S
respiration int NULL patient’s respiration value e.g.: 25, 20, 17, etc. S
cvp int NULL patient’s cvp value e.g.: 359, 272, 293, etc. S
etCo2 int NULL patient’s etCo2 value e.g.: 31, 29, 35, etc. S
systemicSystolic int NULL patient’s systolic value e.g.: 120, 103, 106, etc. S
systemicDiastolic int NULL patient’s diastolic value e.g.: 73, 65, 63, etc. S
systemicMean int NULL patient’s mean pressure e.g.: 89, 75, 78, etc. S
paSystolic int NULL patient’s paSystolic e.g.: 40, 43, 33, etc. S
paDiastolic int NULL patient’s paDiastolic value e.g.: 26, 20, 21, etc. S
paMean int NULL patient’s paMean value e.g.: 31, 33, 25, etc. S
st1 real NULL patient’s st1 value e.g.: -0.85, 0.2, -0.3, etc. S
st2 real NULL patient’s st2 value e.g.: -0.1, 0.8, -0.9, etc. S
st3 real NULL patient’s st3 value e.g.: 0.2, -0.4, -1.1, etc. S
ICP int NULL patient’s ICP value e.g.: 106, 13, 46, etc. S
eICU-CRD v1.0 documentation