EMS By the Numbers: Impact of COVID-19

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

Download the August 6, 2020 update here: NEMSIS TAC Update to COVID_19 Trends 8_6_2020 Pre-Findings V1

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

Infectious Disease National Custom Elements

Click Here to view a guidance document detailing these National Custom Elements and providing a description of their intended use. The NEMSIS TAC has worked with EMS stakeholders to identify needed National Custom Elements to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. These custom elements are made available to EMS agencies and States in an effort to standardize the documentation and coding of recent travel and potential exposures related to an infectious disease, like COVID-19. The National Custom Elements may be found in the lower right-hand corner of the NEMSIS V3 Custom Element Library.