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 September 20, 2022 update here: NEMSIS TAC Update to COVID_19 Trends Sep 19 2022

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

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.

Download the PDF here: https://nemsis.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Post-Crash-Care_EMS-Response-to-MVC-Injuries_July-2022.pdf

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.

2020 Public-Release Dataset Now Available

The National Emergency Medical Services Information System Technical Assistance Center (NEMSIS TAC) today announced the availability of the 2020 Public-Release Research Dataset, the largest publicly available dataset of emergency medical service activations in the United States.

The dataset includes 43,488,767 EMS activations submitted by 12,319 EMS agencies servicing 50 states and territories. Those interested in requesting a copy of the 2020 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:

Download the flyer here:

2021 NEMSIS Annual Meeting and Boot Camp

Annual Meeting Recordings:

Day 1, August 3, 2021

Day 2, August 4, 2021

Day 3, August 5, 2021

2021 Boot Camp Materials

The links below are provided for 2021 NEMSIS Boot Camp participants to download and use during the online meeting.

The following files are editable PDFs with the presenter’s PowerPoint slides and a space for taking notes:


NEMSIS Stakeholders,

Virtual BootCamp for State Data Managers Transitioning to v3.5
July 13th, 2021
Register here: https://2021nemsis-boot-camp.eventbrite.com

2021 NEMSIS v3 Implementation Meeting
August 3rd – 5th, 2021
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-nemsis-v3-annual-implementation-meeting-registration-149759515743

Download the dates announcement flyer here:

Download the Boot Camp flyer here:

https://nemsis.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/NEMSIS-2021-Boot-Camp-Flyer-6-1-21.pdf

Download the Annual Meeting Flyer here:

When registration links, a list of topics, and times for the events become available, they will be posted here.

Immunization and Vaccination National Custom Data Elements Document Release

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 immunization and vaccination documentation.

The National Custom Elements may be found in the lower right-hand corner of the NEMSIS V3 Custom Element Library.

Infectious Disease National Custom Elements – eVitals.25 Update

Click Here (updated 02/01/2021) to view a guidance document detailing these National Custom Elements and providing a description of their intended use. The latest version includes adding the value “No Touch (e.g., Infrared)” to the eVitals.25 element. 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.

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 September 3, 2020 update here:NEMSIS TAC Update to COVID_19 Trends 9_3_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