NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘EMS Patient Sequence Number’

by | Mar 11, 2023

Définition : Unique number assigned to each patient treated at a single EMS incident.
Purpose : The patient number identifies each EMS patient separately in the EMS file. Data and other information concerning the patient can be accessed using this number in conjunction with other unique field information.
Entry : Enter the identification number assigned to this patient. A separate Patient Number is assigned to each EMS patient. The first patient is always coded “001,” and each succeeding patient is numbered sequentially and incremented by 1 beginning with “002.” The three-character numeric field is zero filled, not right justified.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Maximum Length 3
Element Type Numeric – Integer numbers (no decimal points). If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted. All integer values are assumed to be positive. Any fields which allow a negative integer value have been denoted with ‘+ or –’ in the comment field. Negative numbers should be transmitted with the minus sign preceding the digits. – Maximum length 3 characters- Starting at One

Topic: NFIRS