June 29, 2020

COVID-19 specific fields now available in our ePCR solution

The Elevos development team has created specific fields within our ePCR application, in accordance with the NEMSIS recommendations, to assist you with tracking the COVID-19 related contact. The new fields are located in the custom data element of the solution. The fields describe travel and exposure.

The CDC and NEMSIS have recommended we document the following chief and or secondary complaint using the following Z codes for COVID-19 patient contact:

  • Z20.828: Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other viral communicable diseases.
  • Z03.818: Encounter for observation for suspected exposure to other biological agents ruled out.

NEMSIS is preparing to monitor the reporting of the following signs and symptoms:

  • R05(cough)
  • 02 (shortness of breath)
  • R50.9 (fever, unspecified).

The new COVID-19 specific fields will be located in the custom data section of the ePCR application. The compliant and impression tables also include the following COVID-19 options.

Please do hesitate to contact us regarding questions or training on these additions.