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Name: be.en.hd.Respiration
Version: 0.0.1
Status: Draft


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DCM::ContactInformation.Name *
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DCM::ContentAuthorList Clinical Building Blocks Expert Group &
DCM::DescriptionLanguage en
DCM::Id 2.16.840.1.113883.
DCM::KeywordList Respiration
DCM::LifecycleStatus Draft
DCM::ModelerList Clinical Building Blocks Expert Group &
DCM::Name be.en.hd.Respiration
DCM::ReviewerList Clinical Building Blocks Expert Group &
DCM::RevisionDate 05-01-2016
DCM::Version 0.0.1

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During breathing or respiration, air flows to and from the lungs, where gas exchange occurs, absorbing oxygen from the air into the blood and exhaling carbon dioxide into the air. Observations of spontaneous breathing, usually registered as part of the observation of vital functions.


Observing a person’s spontaneous breathing, including recording breathing frequency, depth and rhythm, is done to gain an indication of the health condition of the patient’s pulmonary system.

Information model

Refer to the legend page for more information about the used types and data types

rootconcept Respiration
Definition Root concept of the Breathing building block. This root concept contains all data elements of the Breathing building block.
Type Zib.png
data RespiratoryRate
Definition The value of the measured breathing frequency. The breathing frequency is the number of breaths per minute.
Datatype PQ.png
DCM::ExampleValue 15/min
data RespirationDateTime
Definition Date and if possible time of measurement.
Datatype TS.png
data ExtraOxygenAdministration
Definition An indication stating whether the patient is given extra oxygen. In that event, additional information can be recorded in the concepts that are part of the AdministeredOxygen container.
Datatype BL.png
container AdministeredOxygen
Definition Container of the AdministeredOxygen concept. This container contains all data elements of the AdministeredOxygen concept.
Datatype Container.png
data FlowRate
Definition The amount of administered oxygen. The value is between 0.0 and 50.0 l/min.
Datatype PQ.png
data FiO2
Definition The fractional concentration of inspired oxygen. Value is between 0.0 and 1.0, with a normal value of 0.21 (no extra oxygen administered).
Datatype PQ.png
data Explanation
Definition Comment on additional factors that can influence breathing such as the extent of fear, pain, nutrition in the case of infants or a tracheostomy.
Datatype ST.png
data AdministrationAid::MedicalAid
Definition Aid used for administering extra oxygen to the patient.
Datatype Container.png
DCM::ReferencedDefinitionCode NL-CM:10.1.1 Dit is een verwijzing naar het concept MedischHulpmiddel in de bouwsteen MedischHulpmiddel.
data Depth
Definition The depth of the breaths.
Datatype CD.png
DCM::ValueSet File:List.png DepthCodeList OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.
data AbnormalRespiratoryPattern
Definition Specific, abnormal breathing patterns.
Datatype CD.png
DCM::ValueSet File:List.png AbnormalRespiratoryPatternCodeList OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.
data Rhythm
Definition The rhythm or regularity of breathing.
Datatype CD.png
DCM::ValueSet File:List.png RhythmCodeList OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.
data ProductType
Definition [fr-BE]Néant[\fr-BE]
Datatype CD.png
DCM::ValueSet File:List.png AdministrationEquipmentCodeList OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.

Code Lists



Concept Name Concept Code CodeSys. Name CodeSystem OID Description
Normal respiratory rhythm 5467003 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 [en-US]Normal respiratory rhythm[\-US]

[fr-BE]Rythme de respiration normal[\-BE] [nl-BE]Normaal ademhalingsritme[\-BE]

Abnormal respiratory rhythm 85617008 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 Abnormal respiratory rhythm



Concept Name Concept Code CodeSys. Name CodeSystem OID Description
Normal depth of breathing 301284009 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 Normal depth of breathing
Shallow breathing 386616007 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 Shallow breathing
Deep breathing 289123006 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 Deep breathing
Depth of respiration varies 248587009 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 Depth of respiration varies



Concept Name Concept Code CodeSys. Name CodeSystem OID Description
Oxygen nasal cannula 336623009 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 Oxygen nasal cannula
Venturi mask 428285009 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 Venturi mask
Nonrebreather oxygen mask 427591007 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 Nonrebreather oxygen mask
Other OTH NullFlavor 2.16.840.1.113883.5.1008 Other



Concept Name Concept Code CodeSys. Name CodeSystem OID Description
Kussmaul's respiration 414563008 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 Kussmaul's respiration
Cheyne-Stokes respiration 309155007 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 Cheyne-Stokes respiration
Ataxic respiration 39106000 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 Ataxic respiration
Apneustic breathing 70185004 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 Apneustic breathing
Cluster breathing 7013003 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 Cluster breathing
Apnoea 1023001 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 Apnoea
Prolonged expiration 248586000 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 Prolonged expiration
Gasping respiration 23141003 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 Gasping respiration
Other OTH NullFlavor 2.16.840.1.113883.5.1008 Other


1. Nictiz-NFU Klinische Bouwsteen Ademhaling [Online] available at:

2. Parelsnoer DCM Ademhalingsfrequentie v0.4 [Online] available at:

3. openEHR-EHR-OBSERVATION.respiration.v1 [Online] available at: