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Table 1 Core system variables

From: A consensus-based template for uniform reporting of data from pre-hospital advanced airway management

Data variable number Data variable name Type of data Data variable categories or values Definition of data variable
1 Highest Level of EMS provider on scene Ordinal 1 = EMS non-Paramedic
2 = EMS-Paramedic
3 = Nurse
4 = Physician
5 = Unknown
Highest level of EMS provider on scene, excluding any non-EMS
personnel (bystanders, family, etc)
2 Airway devices available on scene Nominal 1 = Bag Mask Ventilation
2 = SAD
3 = ETT
4 = Surgical airway
5 = None
6 = Unknown
Airway devices available on scene and provider on-scene who
knows how to use it (select all that apply)
3 Drugs for airway management available on scene Nominal 1 = Sedatives
2 = NMBA
3 = Analgesics/opioids
4 = Local/topic anaesthetic
5 = None
Drugs used for airway management, available on scene and
someone competent to administer them (select all that apply)
4 Main type of transportation Nominal 1 = Ground ambulance
2 = Helicopter ambulance
3 = Fixed-wing ambulance
4 = Private or public vehicle
5 = Walk-in
6 = Police
7 = Other
8 = Not transported
9 = Unknown
Main type of transportation vehicle (if multiple selected, vehicle
used for the majority of the transportation phase)
5 Response time Continuous Minutes Time from when the Emergency Medical Communication Centre
operator initiates transmission of the dispatch message to the first
resource/unit time of arrival on the scene of the first unit, as
reported by the first unit
  1. EMS: Emergency Medical Service
  2. ETT: Endotracheal tube
  3. NMBA: Neuromuscular blocking agent
  4. SAD: Supraglottic airway device