Knowledgebase : VA Statewide Trauma Registry > EMS Medical Record
The Office of EMS continually is asked by hospital stakeholders about the failure of EMS crews leave an EMS medical records for patients transported to hospitals. The Division of Trauma/Critical Care wishes to close the loop on the long standing topic and this document will be utilized as a resource and made available to those who make this inquiry in the future. Medical Records from a Transferring Hospital - The VDH/OEMS does not have purview over the lack of medical records sent from a trans...
The Office of EMS provides an EMS Medical Record - Short Form to be used when completing and/or providing an electronic copy of the full EMS Medical Record is not possible. THE EMS MEDICAL RECORD - SHORT FORM IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE IN REPLACE OF FULLY DOCUMENTING AN EMS RESPONSE. The short form is designed to leave criticl information needed by hospital staff to continue providing safe care to EMS patients. Agencies should develop a means to provide hospital with complete EMS patient documentat...