NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Body Sites of Injury’

Définition : The area of the body that sustained the injury. This field is designed to be used in conjunction with Injury Type (Block H2).
Purpose : When combined with Injury Type and Cause of Injury, this entry provides useful data for EMS planners to track patient’s injuries that required the use of the EMS system.
Entry : Enter up to five parts of the body where injuries occurred. List the body site with the most serious injury first. If the patient is suffering from an illness and not an injury, skip to Block H3.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Element Type Coded Field – The coded field relating to an entry in the code table. Most coded fields allow for Plus+ One codes. For these fields the expected length of the coded entry is depicted as (National length OR Plus+ One length). Only fields with this notation in the expected length column allow for Plus+ One definitions. If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted.

Transactions containing ‘Body Sites of Injury’

The value of this element is captured by the following transaction :

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Last Updated on April 27, 2023