NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Patient Transfer Date/Time’

Definition : The time when the response unit physically left the scene to transport the patient to an emergency care facility or the time when the patient was transferred to another care provider.
Purpose : This information is needed to analyze time spent providing patient care on the scene of an incident. If the Apparatus/Personnel Module (NFIRS–9/–10) is also used, then this element can document situations when there is a significant delay between the time the response unit arrives on the scene and the time at which personnel can access the patient.
Entry : For each incident, enter the dates (mm/dd/yyyy) and times of day (using the 24-hour clock) when the patient was transferred to another care provider. Midnight is 0000 and signifies the start of a new day.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Expected Length 12
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. – – Date and Time

Transactions containing ‘Patient Transfer Date/Time’

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

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Last Updated on May 5, 2023