Emergency Care Systems Mgt
Emergency Care Systems Mgt EMC 400
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Emmett Gusikowski on Sunday October 11, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to EMC 400 at Eastern Kentucky University taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 52 views. For similar materials see /class/221448/emc-400-eastern-kentucky-university in Medical Science Electives at Eastern Kentucky University.
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Date Created: 10/11/15
Uniform EMS Data Element Dictionarv Format Each data element is presented using the following template The Consensus Panel considered it important to provide sufficient detail about each data element to justify its inclusion in the uniform data set as well as to assist agencies which seek to implement a data collection system When a data element requires specific categories these are listed in the data item specification quotData Itemsquot The Panel recognizes that the lists which are included in this dictionary are imperfect but definitions of these lists have been debated for many years without resolution The lists included here are intended as a starting point for a uniform EMS data set which will evolve Name of Data Element Name Priority Essential or desirable De nition Short definition of data element Code A coded description of the data element values or attributes Data Items Defined data elements alternative descriptions of the data element values or attributes Content Detailed discussion of definition and content Discussion and Justi cation Technical Comments Provide further details and justify the data element Additional information which may be of use to individuals setting up a data collection system Uniform EMS Data Element DictionarV 1 Name of Data Element Incident Address Priority Essential De nition Address or best approximation where patient was found or if no patient address to which unit responded ll Code Free text entry or quotunknownquot Content Contains the street address or post office box number followed by the apartment number of internal building number Discussion and Justi cation Provides location of incident which can be used to determine the appropriate level of EMS resources for specific areas Technical Comments Use route numbers and mileposts or other landmarks which can be coded in a consistent manner if a street address is not applicable Name of Data Element Incident City Priority Essential De nition City or township if applicable where patient was found or to which unit responded or best approximation Code Numeric entry Data Items 5 digit FIPS code 88888 Not Applicable 99999 Unknown Content It is recommended that this eld be coded using the FIPS system wherein each city is encoded as a 5 digit number ie Salt Lake City is coded as 3993010 City FIPS codes are only unique within a state for unique identi cation of a city within the United States the two character State code must precede the city code ie Salt Lake City Utah is coded as UT93010 Discussion and Justi cation Provides city location of incident which can be used to determine the appropriate level of EMS resources for speci c areas In addition this eld may facilitate probabilistic linkage to crash reports from the same city or to hospitals within the same city Field may be used for local city reports permitting local understanding of the impact of EMS