NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Primary Apparent Symptom’
Definition : The casualty’s most serious apparent injury.
Purpose : Knowing the types of injuries caused by fire incidents allows analyses of the frequency and nature of injuries at different types of fires. This aids in creating correct and effective public prevention messages and in determining and improving the emergency responders’ equipment and training.
Entry : Seven of the most common symptoms are listed on the paper form. Check or mark the box that best describes the casualty’s most apparent serious injury. If the symptom is not listed on the paper form, enter the two-digit code and description that best describes the primary apparent symptom.
|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.|
PRIMARY APPARENT SYMPTOM CODES
Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Primary Apparent Symptom’ element
|Primary Apparent Symptom||Code|
|Hazardous Fumes Inhalation||02|
|Breathing Difficulty or Shortness Of Breath||03|
|Burns And Smoke Inhalation||11|
|Burns Only, Thermal||12|
|Cut or Laceration||21|
|Stab Wound/puncture Wound: Penetrating||22|
|Gunshot Wound; Projectile Wound||23|
|Contusion/bruise, Minor Trauma||24|
|Strain or Sprain||33|
|Numbness or Tingling, Paresthesia||55|
|Sickness – Other||50|
|Eye Trauma, Avulsion||63|
|Foreign Body Obstruction||65|
|Convulsion or Seizure||71|
|Hemorrhaging, Bleeding Internally||73|
|Exhaustion/fatigue, Including Heat Exhaustion||83|
|Allergic Reaction, Including Anaphylactic Shock||91|
|Primary Apparent Symptom – Other||00|
Transactions containing ‘Primary Apparent Symptom’
The value of this element is captured by the following transaction :
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Last Updated on May 5, 2023