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Jessica Hutchens, EMD-Q/EFD-Q/EPD-Q

EMD Coding vs Primary Impression

Jessica Hutchens, EMD-Q/EFD-Q/EPD-Q, Jeff Hutchens, EMT-P, EMD-I, EFD-I, ETC-I

Aug 04, 2021|Research Posters

In emergency dispatching, providers often arrive and find a situation completely different from the EMD Coding. Guilford County Emergency Services recently added BLS units to our fleet and wanted to match determinant codes to the correct responses to allow the ALS level providers to be available for higher priority calls. We looked at the on-scene primary impression recorded by the provider as well as the level of service.

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