Mapping of Wound Infection Concepts

Lorraine J. Block, Charlene Ronquillo, Nicholas R. Hardiker, Sabrina T. Wong, Leanne M. Currie

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Wound infection is a serious health care complication. Standardized clinical terminologies could be leveraged to support the early identification of wound infection. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the representation of wound infection assessment and diagnosis concepts (N26) in SNOMED CT and ICNP, using a synthesized procedural framework. A total of 13/26 (50%) assessment and diagnosis concepts had exact matches in SNOMED CT and 2/7 (29%) diagnosis concepts had exact matches in ICNP. This study demonstrated that the source concepts were moderately well represented in SNOMED CT and ICNP; however, further work is necessary to increase the representation of diagnostic infection types. The use of the framework facilitated a systematic, transparent, and repeatable mapping process, with opportunity to extend.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNurses and Midwives in the Digital Age
EditorsMichelle Honey, Charlene Ronquillo, Ting-Ting Lee, Lucy Westbrooke
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781643682211
ISBN (Print)9781643682204
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2021
Event15th International Congress in Nursing Informatics - Online, Virtual
Duration: 23 Aug 20212 Sep 2021
Conference number: 15

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference15th International Congress in Nursing Informatics
Abbreviated titleNI2021
CityOnline, Virtual
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