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a) Login and password necessary to Enter a case. For information on how to subscribe please refer to data base access and access rights above.
If you have difficulties with your login/password please contact Philippe Baumann (see 'Contact and help' page).

b) Main Menu:
Once login and password are seized, you access the main menu. According to your access rights, the cases under your login will be displayed (case editor) or all the cases of the centre ( for the other access rights).
Items displayed:
  • ID: case number
  • Last name/First name: visible only to the centre manager. Will be replaced by ID number for other access rights.
  • Sections: Prehospital / Hospital / Last outcome : green button when sections are completed / red button if incomplete.
  • Outcome: 1 year: Acts as a reminder by showing the date the outcome section must be filled in.
  • Features:
    Survivor / Non survivor : green button for survivors, red for non survivors.
    Accident features/ rewarming features/ T° at hopital admission/ Cardiac Arrest : for facilitated sorting.
    When clicking on title, cases are sorted by category.
    Age/sex: when clicking on title, cases are sorted by category/ chronology.
  • Person and pen logo : access to patient's administrative data and consent
  • Add patient: click on this button to add a new case
c) Case Entry:
i) Administrative data form:
  • (1) Name/Birthdate/Sex/
  • (2) Local centre ID (Optional: you may add the patient ID number given by your local centre which is usually found after the name on hospital documents. It may facilitate finding documents)
  • (3) Patient consent: choose correct status. Consent may be changed at any time. (a) Consent given: case entry possible (b) Consent refused: case entry impossible (c) Consent unknown (i.e: death, coma: case entry possible, we advise you check with your local ethics committee for approval) (d) Consent withdrawn: the case initially entered can not be erased, but will become invisible to all.
  • (4) Save: press this button to save information and move to the next page. Must register consent before clicking this button

ii) Menu:
click on one of the three sections (Prehospitalisation/Hospitalisation/Outcome) to enter the questionnaire. To enter data, just click on the correct fields. You may change your choice at any time. Think of saving your page regularly.
  • (1) Prehospital: 2 pages
    (i) Accident features
    (ii) Medical features
    (iii) Comments: free text space for comments or other important information to add under this section.
    TO GO TO THE NEXT SECTION PRESS SAVE AND CLOSE
    If you consider this section completed press the finished button before pressing save and close.

  • (2) Hospitalisation: 4 pages (i) Pre-rewarming management of the patient: from arrival of patient to rewarming centre to rewarming (ii) Data on rewarming (iii) Intensive care after rewarming: if patient did not go to intensive care, but another hospital unit, you may still fill in this page (iv) comments: free text space for comments on this section or other important information to add.
    TO GO TO THE NEXT SECTION PRESS SAVE AND CLOSE
    If you consider this section completed press the finished button before pressing save and close.
  • (3) Outcome:
    Outcome at 1 year is necessary. Further outcomes (2,5,10 years or more) can be added if patient still suffers sequealae after 1 year. Comments possible .
    TO GO TO THE NEXT SECTION PRESS SAVE AND CLOSE
    If you consider this section completed press the finished button before pressing save and close.

TO RETURN TO THE MENU PRESS SAVE AND CLOSE

Sections are completed when the maximum of the fields are entered. : N.B: one outcome= one section.
A case is completed if:
- patient dies.
- all fields are filled in including 1 year outcome.
- if an additional outcome is added after 1 year, this keeps the case ongoing, until the new outcome is filled in.


A PDF printer-friendly version of the registry's fields will be soon available. By printing the sections initially , you may save time entering information by hand before transferring the data to the web. Furthermore, the completed sections of the registry may be printed for patient hospital files.