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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