NEMSIS Installation and Implementation Guide
The NEMSIS Installation and Implementation Guide is designed to help you configure your department's Firehouse® database to use the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) code set. This guide also helps you prepare your database for exporting EMS incident records and detailed demographic information for local, state, and national agency reporting.
NEMSIS is supported in Firehouse 7.5.40 or higher. This guide documents the steps needed to install and implement NEMSIS with a more recent version of Firehouse.
- Review the entire guide thoroughly before beginning.
- Do not enter any new EMS incident reports with patients into FH® before you complete this guide.
- Demographic information is exported independently of the patient information.
Note: While we recommend performing all the items in this guide, you should verify the current requirements to be in full compliance with your local/state reporting body.
Overview of tasks for installing and implementing the NEMSIS code set
Run FH Database Tools
Backup your FH database
Decide whether to map existing codes or replace your code set with the NEMSIS code set
Configure NEMSIS export options and medical devices class codes
Add or update codes in lookup tables
Update EMS service numbers
Update city codes
Update unit codes
Update station codes
Update destination facilities codes
Update medication codes (demographic)
Update procedure codes (demographic)
Update protocols used codes (demographic)
Resolve invalid structures
Set up staff member information
Add additional user fields
Install NEMSIS patient and demographic export utilities
Verify the NEMSIS configuration
Correct unit codes associated with multiple inventory items
Export NEMSIS data for state and national reporting
Appendix: Listing of FH predefined user fields