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 16, 2021 update here: NEMSIS TAC Update to COVID_19 Trends 9_16_2021 Pre-Findings V2

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

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

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 20, 2020 update here: NEMSIS TAC Update to COVID_19 Trends 8_27_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

2020 Mid-Year Public-Release Research Dataset

The 2020 Mid-Year Public-Release Research Dataset is a subset of the National EMS Database that is the repository for EMS data collected from U.S. States and Territories. NEMSIS is a national standard for how patient care information resulting from an emergency 9-1-1 call for assistance is collected. The dataset includes 19,749,812 EMS activations submitted by 10,620 EMS agencies servicing 47 states and territories. This mid-year release is provided due to overwhelming requests from researchers interested in investigating EMS response during the Spring outbreak of COVID-19. The dataset does not contain information that identifies patients, EMS agencies, receiving hospitals, or reporting states. Click for more information on how to access the dataset.

View the News Release here.

2020 NEMSIS Annual Meeting and Boot Camp

NEMSIS Stakeholders, due to concerns about COVID-19 the NEMSIS Annual Meeting has been moved to an online format.

2020 NEMSIS v3 Implementation Meeting

The Annual 2020 NEMSIS v3 Implementation Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom on September 15th, 16th, and 17th, from 9 am – 1 pm (MT).

Session topics include:

  • National Custom Elements
  • v3.5 is Coming! Tools, Training, and Support
  • Improving Health Information Exchange/Bidirectional Flow of Data
  • ET3: Everything You Want to Know
  • Suggested Lists to Defined Lists
  • National Health Crisis: COVID-19 Related Changes
  • State Data Managers/EMS Directors: Data Sharing NASEMSO Resolution
  • NHTSA’s Office of EMS: Guidance for the Future
  • Data Submission Lag: Barriers and Solutions
  • EMS Software Vendor Compliance Q&A
  • EMS & HIPAA: Facilitating Data Exchange
  • Open Discussion Forum

Download the 2020 NEMSIS v3 Implementation Meeting flyer here:

Registration is free and available now by going to https://2020-nemsis-v3.eventbrite.com.

 

2020 NEMSIS Boot Camp (State and National Offices of EMS only)

We hope you will also join us on August 25, 2020, from 9 am to 12 pm Mountain Time when the NEMSIS team will be providing hands-on instruction for State Data Managers and state officials who are responsible for the collection, maintenance, and distribution of EMS data at the state level.

Download the 2020 NEMSIS Boot Camp flyer here:

Register for the Boot Camp at this link: https://bit.ly/NEMSISBOOTCAMP20