EMS Run Scenarios

The following run scenarios help illustrate when and who must fill out an EMS event record according to the rules specified in Section 10, Definitions and Event Guidelines, of the Florida's Data Dictionary.


EXAMPLES OF RUN SCENARIOS


  1. An ALS transport unit responds and assesses/treats a patient and releases the patient without transport. Will an EMSTARS/biospatial report be required from this unit?

    An event record, including patient care data, must be completed because an EMS event occurred and a patient encounter was made. Whether or not a patient was transported has no bearing on the requirements to complete a report and submit data to EMSTARS/biospatial.

  2. An ALS transport unit responds and assesses/treats a patient and transfers patient care to a transport unit from the same agency. Which unit must do an EMSTARS/biospatial report?

    An event record, including patient care data must be completed by the transport unit in accordance with F.S. 401 guidelines. The need for additional reporting by additional units is governed by local agency protocols; at a minimum one report is required for EMSTARS/biospatial.

  3. An ALS transport unit responds and assesses/treats a patient and transfers patient care to a transport unit from a separate agency.

    An event record, including patient care data, must be completed by both units since both responded to an EMS event, both provided patient care, and patient was transferred to another agency.

  4. An ALS non-transport unit responds and assesses/treats a patient and releases the patient without transport. Will an EMSTARS/biospatial report be required from this unit?

    An event record, including patient care data, must be completed because an EMS event occurred and a patient encounter was made. Whether or mot a patient was transported has no bearing on the requirements to complete a report and submit data to EMSTARS/biospatial.

  5. An ALS non-transport unit responds and assesses/treats a patient and transfers patient care to a transport unit from the same agency. Which unit must do an EMSTARS/biospatial report?

    An event record, including patient care data, must be completed by the transport unit in accordance with F.S. 401 guidelines. The need for additional reporting by additional units is governed by local agency protocols; at a minimum one report is required for EMSTARS/biospatial.

  6. An ALS non-transport unit responds and assesses/treats a patient and transfers patient care to a transport unit from a separate agency. Which unit must do an EMSTARS/biospatial report?

    An event record, including patient care data, must be completed by both units since both responded to an EMS event, both provided patient care, and the patient was transferred to another agency.

  7. A BLS non-transport unit responds and assesses/treats a patient and releases the patient without transport. Will an EMSTARS/biospatial report be required from this unit?

    If the BLS unit is working for a licensed provider agency, then yes. An event record, including patient care data, must be completed because an EMS event occurred and a patient encounter was made. Whether or not a patient was transported has no bearing on the requirements to complete a report and submit data to EMSTARS/biospatial.

    If the unit is not part of a licensed provider agency, then no report is required because EMSTARS/biospatial reports are required only from licensed provider agencies.

  8. A BLS non-transport unit responds and assesses/treats a patient and transfers patient care to a transport unit from the same agency. Which unit must do an EMSTARS/biospatial report?

    An event record, including patient care data, must be completed by the transport unit in accordance with F.S. 401 guidelines. The need for additional reporting by additional units is governed by local agency protocols. Only one report is required for EMSTARS/biospatial.

  9. A BLS non-transport unit responds and assesses/treats a patient and transfers patient care to a transport unit from a separate agency. Which unit must do an EMSTARS/biospatial report?

    An event record, including patient care data, must be completed by both units since both responded to an EMS event, both provided patient care, and the patient was transferred to another agency.