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NPU - Bed Status Update Segment

The NPU segment allows the updating of census (bed status) data without sending patient-specific data. An example might include changing the status of a bed from "housekeeping" to "unoccupied."

HL7 Attribute Table - NPU - Bed Status Update Segment
Seq# DataElement Description Must Implement Flags Cardinality Length C.LEN Vocabulary DataType
1 00209 Bed Location SHALL [1..1] PL
2 00170 Bed Status [0..1] CWE

NPU-1: Bed Location (PL) 00209

Definition: This field contains the bed location that is a valid bed location.

NPU-2: Bed Status (CWE) 00170

(Definition from PV1.40 in Ch. 3)

Definition: The PV1-40 field was retained for backward compatibility only as of v 2.3, and the field withdrawn as of v 2.7. The information is now held in the fifth component of the PL datatype in PV1-3.

(Definition from NPU.2 in Ch. 3)

Definition: This field contains the bed status. Refer to User-defined Table 0116 - Bed Status in Chapter 2C, Code Tables, for suggested values.