Cases excluded from the sepsis protocol due to a clinical contraindication report the reason for exclusion using one or more of the 'Excluded Explain' values listed in the Data Dictionary. Based on feedback from providers and advice from Sepsis Advisory Committee experts, the descriptors for code value "1" has changed.
v1.2 definition: 1 = IV or IO fluids (acute, decompensated congestive heart failure)
v1.21 definition: 1 = IV or IO fluids (acute, decompensated congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema and LVAD)
This will be reflected in version 1.21 of the dictionary, and is considered official for submission of Q2 2014 cases (data submission beginning August 1, 2014).