American Heart Association “Don’t Die of Doubt™” Campaign
In collaboration with American Heart Association, ImageTrend’s Clinical and Reseach team analyzed pre-hospital data related to heart attacks and strokes during the COVID-19 Pandemic. A 29% decrease was found for all 9-1-1 Transports from April 2019 to April 2020 and there was a 70% increase in the average time it takes a patient to call 9-1-1 from when they first started experiencing stroke-like symptoms.
COVID-19 Data Insights
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we received an overwhelming request from our clients to help them gain insight on issues related to COVID-19 and pre-hospital care. Usage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) across the nation was a high priority as the threat of running low or out of equipment was a real concern. ImageTrend also pulled nationwide data to establish pre-hospital Influenza-Like Illness criteria based from provider impressions, symptoms and vitals that were indicative of influenza-like or COVID-like illnesses.
911 Responses – Updated May 27, 2020
PPE Data is collected from NEMSIS element eOther.03 – Personal Protective Equipment Used which collection is optional.
ImageTrend Pre-hospital Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) Incidents
2019-2020 Season – 911 Responses – Updated May 19, 2020
PPE Data is collected from NEMSIS element eOther.03 – Personal Protective Equipment Used which is optional to collect.
* ImageTrend Collaborate™ Influenza-Like-Illness inclusion criteria from provider impressions or symptoms: acute bronchitis, common cold, COVID-19, influenza, pneumonia, SARS, or at least 1 impression/symptom from the categories of fever, respiratory symptoms, or other cold symptoms.
** CDC data is based on Emergency Department Visits captured from National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP). CDC COVID-19-like illness (CLI) defined as fever and cough or shortness of breath or difficulty breathing or the presence of coronavirus diagnosis code. CDC influenza-like illness defined as fever of 100°F or greater and a cough and/or sore throat without a known cause other than influenza
CDC reference data: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#ed-visi