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Incident Fields

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Most fields in this section can be completed without assistance or explanation. Some specialized fields, however, are unique, and several built-in features allow for even faster completion of this section and its subsections.

The following tips can help you properly and thoroughly complete each subsection of the Incident section.

Crew

Platoon
Platoon the responding crew belongs to.

Response District
District the responding unit responds to.

Vehicle Dispatch GPS
In TripTix Windows, tap the GPS Lookup button, to the right of the Longitude field, to auto complete the Latitude and Longitude fields. This feature connects to your vehicle's GPS and determines the location your vehicle is in upon dispatch.

Branch
Branch the responding unit belongs to.

Map Page / Dispatch National Grid
Map page number, fire box number, or department-assigned reference numbers.

Note: Your department may display Shift instead.

Dispatch

Found to Be
What the nature of the incident was found to be by EMS; may match Dispatched As.

Called By
Individual who called in the incident.

Response

Response Type
Choosing the proper response time is important to completing an accurate report. The following are definitions of the standard response type options available.

  • 911 Response – A response initiated by your 911 Dispatch system.

  • Intercept – A scenario where one unit meets another unit en route to a hospital to provide additional care. Selecting this option automatically designates the run as nonbillable.

  • Interfacility Transport – A transport that involves transporting the patient from one hospital to another. Refer to the Medicare definitions of emergency and nonemergency transports in the Medicare Coverage of Ambulance Services document.

  • Medical Transport – A scheduled, non-emergency transport of the patient from one hospital to another facility. Refer to the Medicare definitions of emergency and nonemergency transports in the Medicare Coverage of Ambulance Services document.

  • Mutual Aid – A scenario in which your unit is providing mutual aid to another crew; the call did not come through the 911 Dispatch system.

  • Standby – An incident or event that results in a call that did not come through the 911 Dispatch system.

Additional Record Identifier
An additional identifier collected by the medic for this record; separate from Outcome data.

Patient Disposition
Choosing the proper patient disposition is important to completing an accurate report. The following tips can help you select the proper patient disposition in unique cases.

  • If the patient was treated and then transported by a different unit, you can specify whether they were transported by air, ground, law enforcement, or a private vehicle.

  • If your crew treated and then transported the patient, select the Treated, Transported by EMS option.

  • If there was no patient to treat or patient information to enter, select either Cancelled or No Patient Found to remove all patient information sections from the report.

See 911 Call Variations for additional scenarios to consider.

Note: Selections vary by state.

Department Directive
Settings in this field close the account without sending it to billing.

Conveyed By
Outside agency that transported the patient.

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