Significance and Use
4.1 This practice establishes the national standard for training the EMT in communicating pertinent patient information to the receiving medical facility.
4.2 Appropriate physiological data and patient assessment information should be collected from the scene or while en route to the receiving medical facility or medical command site.
4.3 This practice is based on the information needs of a receiving medical facility to assist them in medical triage, ED resource management, and the provision of medical direction.
4.4 This practice should be used by those who develop curricula, provide continuing medical education, or desire a needs-based reporting approach.
4.5 This practice should be used to develop documentation aids such as EMS note pads and medical command documentation sheets.
4.6 The communication format in each PISA subsection in the practice are not necessary in sequential order. The report may vary dependent upon patient presentation.
1.1 This practice establishes the EMS standard for communications entailing a patient radio (phone) report to a receiving medical facility.
1.1.1 This report is based on receiving facility needs and is generic for medical, traumatic, (ALS), and (BLS) patients.
1.1.2 This report standard is based on the hierarchical information needs of an average medical receiving facility.
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