EMS Trauma Vital Signs Data Quality Report (Oct-Nov 2017)
Posted by Dwight Crews, Last modified by Dwight Crews on 08 January 2018 02:00 PM
The Division of Trauma and Critical Care within the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) has just released the EMS Trauma Vital Signs Data Quality Report on EMS responses with trauma patients with missing vitals for Oct-Nov 2017. See the attachment at the bottom of this page. The report shows the number of trauma patients along with a summary of the percentage of patients with vitals documented (at least 1 vital sign measure documented or Pertinent Negative value). If a record has a specific vital sign measure missing, but the Pertinent Negative is documented, then the vital sign is considered documented. Also, the report has been de-identified to not show agency name. Please refer to your new Agency Data ID that was previously sent to your agency.|
The report was created from recommendations from the Trauma Performance Improvement Committee (TPIC) to generate increased awareness on the importance of documenting vitals with trauma patients. Vitals (Systolic Blood Pressure, Respiratory Rate, Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) Total) are an essential required part of determining Step 1 criteria from the Virginia Field Trauma Triage Decision Scheme. Please review your data to identify if your agency has any performance improvement opportunities.
Click on the following link for the Statewide Trauma Triage Plan. The Virginia Field Trauma Triage Decision Scheme is found on page 5.
See the Methodology attached to the report for the report criteria. The report is compiled from patient medical records submitted to the Virginia Pre‐Hospital Information Bridge (VPHIB) program (VAv3) with the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS), Division of Trauma/Critical Care for Oct-Nov, 2017 as of 1/5/2018.
Also, a shared report has been setup in VAv3 Elite Report Writer to help identify and review the actual reports with your agency that are missing vitals. See the instructions below. You must be an EMS Agency Administrator or an EMS Agency Medical Director in the state VAv3 Elite system to access the report. Please contact us if you need an account.
Run Shared Report in VAv3 Elite Report Writer
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Thank you.