May 2018 EMS Update: New Dashboard Shares EMS Traffic Crash Data
Every day, EMS providers gather important patient and response data from traffic crashes throughout the country. EMS researchers, as well as local and state EMS systems, often use this data, but its usefulness can go well beyond the EMS community. Thanks to a new tool made possible by the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS), anyone can now easily access and analyze the information.
This National EMS Dashboard makes available the important data collected by EMS personnel at the scene of traffic accidents, including:
- Type and time of EMS response
- The patient’s primary symptoms
- Type of care provided by EMS practitioners
- Time taken to transport the patient to a healthcare destination