Post-Crash Care: EMS Response to MVC Injuries

The NEMSIS TAC, in collaboration with NHTSA’s Office of EMS, has developed a resource to understand the scope and quantify the impact of motor vehicle crash-related (MVC) injuries that generate an EMS response.

The Post-Crash Care: EMS Response to MVC-Related Injuries report is provided to the public demonstrating a more complete picture of the characteristics of EMS response to MVC injuries.

Updated monthly, this report includes current trends and graphs detailing overall MVC-specific response, severe injury, pedestrian, motorcycle, bicyclist, ejections, older adults, and comparisons between fatal, severe injury, and injury rates.

Please feel free to contact the TAC nemsis@hsc.utah.edu with questions.

2022 NEMSIS Public-Release Research Dataset Now Available

The National Emergency Medical Services Information System Technical Assistance Center (NEMSIS TAC) today announced the availability of the 2022 Public-Release Research Dataset, the largest publicly available dataset of emergency medical service activations in the United States.

Those interested in requesting a copy of the 2022 Public-Release Research Dataset can contact the NEMSIS TAC and fill out a request form here https://nemsis.org/using-ems-data/request-research-data. A password-protected USB drive containing the dataset and supporting materials will be sent via postal service.

Non-Fatal Opioid Overdose Tracker is now available

The Non-Fatal Opioid Overdose Tracker is now available for public use!

The first-of-its-kind data dashboard, which was developed for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) using national EMS data, will help policymakers and service providers target responses to the overdose epidemic and save more lives.

This information will help first responders identify trends and patterns of overdoses so they can direct prevention strategies more effectively.

“This dashboard puts data to work, strengthening our ability to save lives and fight back against the opioid crisis,” said Ann Carlson, Acting Administrator of NHTSA.

The Biden Administration’s National Drug Control Strategy calls for developing and strengthening the nation’s data systems to reach people at-risk of an overdose, and expand access to treatment for substance use disorder and high-impact harm reduction interventions like naloxone.

Access the page here: https://nemsis.org/opioid-overdose-tracker/

EMS By the Numbers: Impact of COVID-19

The updates are discontinued until future need, state EMS officials can access current data on the State EMS By the Numbers dashboard.

The NEMSIS TAC has prepared an updated PDF of the visualizations for the EMS By the Numbers: Impact of COVID-19 on EMS presentation.

Download the April 27, 2022 update here: https://nemsis.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/NEMSIS-TAC-Update-to-COVID_19-Trends-Apr-27-2023.pdf

This is current information regarding temporal variations in the type and characteristics of EMS activations occurring in the U.S. during the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to Influenza-Like Illness (ILI), it also includes trends in EMS response to Cardiac Arrest, Scene Death, Injury, Vehicle Crashes, and Opioid-Related Activations.

You can also access the July 7, 2020 presentation in which N. Clay Mann described the impact to EMS response characteristics using data from the National EMS Data Repository: EMS By the Numbers: Impact of COVID-19

2023 NEMSIS Annual Meeting

The NEMSIS Annual v3 Implementation Meeting will be held on August 22nd – 24th, 2023.

2023 Annual Meeting Invitation Letter

2023 Annual Meeting Agenda

Umarket Refund FAQ

2023 Annual Meeting Save the Date Flyer

2021 NEMSIS National EMS Data Report

The NEMSIS TAC is pleased to announce the digital publication of the 2021 NEMSIS National EMS Data Report.

Gathered from the largest publicly available database of prehospital medical care in the United States, this report presents data collected during EMS activations across the nation. Check it out for national trends on response, patient care, medications, interventions, patient and system demographics, and more.

For more information or additional details, contact the TAC at support@nemsis.atlassian.net.

2022 NEMSIS Annual Meeting and Boot Camp

Resources

Videos

2022 NEMSIS Annual Meeting Day 1, 8-22-22

2022 NEMSIS Annual Meeting Day 2, 8-23-22

Powerpoint Presentations

2022 NEMSIS Annual Meeting_21st Century Cures Act_Rachel Abbey

2022 NEMSIS Annual Meeting_Achieving and Maintaining Software Compliance

2022 NEMSIS Annual Meeting_Agency DEM File

2022 NEMSIS Annual Meeting_Common Definitions

2022 NEMSIS Annual Meeting_Data Standard Revision Cycle Discussion

2022 NEMSIS Annual Meeting_Introduction to Pathway to Production_Trevidi_Legler_Fourquet

2022 NEMSIS Annual Meeting_Rapid Fire Topics

2022 NEMSIS Annual Meeting_UUID in Practice

2022 NEMSIS Annual Meeting_v3.5 Support

2022 NEMSIS Annual Meeting_PWW Legal Issues With PCR Data_Ryan Stark_

2022 NEMSIS Annual Meeting_The Intelligence Cycle of EMS Data_Rob Lawrence

2022 NEMSIS Annual Meeting_Vendor Survey Outbrief

Agenda

2022 Stakeholder Annual Meeting Invite Letter

2022 Annual Meeting Refund Policy

The NEMSIS Annual v3 Implementation Meeting will be held on August 21st – 23rd, 2022.

When the agenda is available, it will be posted here.

2021 Public-Release Dataset Now Available

The National Emergency Medical Services Information System Technical Assistance Center (NEMSIS TAC) today announced the availability of the 2021 Public-Release Research Dataset, the largest publicly available dataset of emergency medical service activations in the United States.

The dataset includes 48,982,990 EMS activations submitted by 13,949 EMS agencies servicing 53 states and territories. Those interested in requesting a copy of the 2021 Public-Release Research Dataset can contact the NEMSIS TAC and fill out a request form at this website https://nemsis.org/using-ems-data/request-research-data.

Read the press release here:

Free CE Credit Course by the NEMSIS TAC and Prodigy EMS

The NEMSIS TAC partnered with Prodigy EMS to bring you an all-new course on ePCR documentation. This training provides an overview of NEMSIS and the recent changes implemented for the v3.5 standard. Our expert panel will also discuss the important role that the EMS patient care report plays, as well as best documentation practices. Get CE credit and advance your data collection efforts to meet the national standard in prehospital patient care data collection.

Access the course from here: https://prodigyems.com/

Timely Submission Letter from OEMS

As discussed during v3 Implementation Calls and in NASEMSO Director and Data Managers meetings, the NEMSIS TAC is providing a letter from Dr. Jon Krohmer, Director of NHTSA’s Office of EMS, regarding timely data submissions.

The value of and demand for EMS data has moved beyond just research and well into “public health surveillance, responsive resource allocation, the evaluation of innovative payment models, and the creation of novel evidence-based EMS delivery systems.” This can only be accomplished if EMS patient care reports are completed and submitted in a timely manner.

Many states/territories already require data submission within 24 hours of closing the call. For those who aren’t there yet, please share this request with your state/territory offices of EMS, EMS agencies, software developers, and legislators that impact rules and implementation of submission requirements.

Please reach out to the NEMSIS TAC with any questions or concerns.