NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Initial Level of Care’
Definition : The certified training level of the first fire department responder(s) to treat the patient.
Purpose : This element aids researchers in identifying trends of pre-hospital care delivered by the fire service. This information may also aid researchers in evaluating the effect of pre-hospital CPR and cardiac care on morbidity (or patient outcomes).
Entry : Check or mark the box that best describes the level of care the first responder was trained to provide as certified by the fire department or State.
|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.|
NITIAL LEVEL OF PROVIDER CODES
Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Initial Level of Care’ element
|0||Other health care provider. Includes doctor, nurses, etc.|