Version 3 - Resources

The XSDs and Data Dictionary are available for reference by the EMS community for final development.

Questions regarding these documents can be submitted to Karen Jacobson (Karen.Jacobson@hsc.utah.edu) or Jorge Rojas (Jorge.Rojas@hsc.utah.edu).

NEMSIS Suggested Lists

Use of Suggested Lists for Existing Standards (Posted January 5, 2012. Updated - October 22, 2013)
NEMSIS V3 Suggested List – Example EMS Descriptor Position (Posted - June 5, 2013)

  dConfiguration.03 Procedures Permitted by the State (Updated - June 07, 2013) (excel)
  dConfiguration.04 Medications Permitted by the State (Updated - January 10,2014) (excel)
  dConfiguration.07 EMS Agency Procedures (Updated - June 07, 2013) (excel)
  dConfiguration.09 EMS Agency Medications (Updated - January 10,2014) (excel)
  eInjury.01 Cause of Injury (Updated - June 07, 2013) (excel)
  eScene.09 Incident Location Type (Updated - October 22, 2013) (excel)
  eMedications.03 Medication Given (Updated - January 10,2014) (excel)
  eSituation.09 Primary Symptom (Updated - March 05, 2014) (excel)
  eSituation.10 Other Associated Symptoms (Updated - October 22, 2013) (excel)
  eSituation.11 Provider's Primary Impression (Updated - March 05, 2014) (excel)
  eSituation.12 Provider's Secondary Impressions (Updated - March 05, 2014) (excel)
  eSituation.17 Patient Activity (Updated - October 22, 2013) (excel)
  eHistory.07 Environmental/Food Allergies (Updated - June 06, 2013) (excel)
  eHistory.08 Medical/Surgical History (Updated - October 22, 2013) *
  eHistory.06 Medication Allergies (Updated - October 22, 2013) *
  eHistory.12 Current Medications (Updated - May 19, 2014) (excel)
  eProcedures.03 Procedure (Updated - September 3, 2014)  
  eOutcome.08 ED Recorded Cause of Injury (Updated - October 22, 2013) *

* The White Papers for these elements are for guidance. The NEMSIS TAC will not be creating suggested lists for these elements because of the large quantity of possible codes. The NEMSIS V3 Suggested List Download Site does have a file for a few of these based on the pattern and recommended restrictions (e.g. ICD-10-CM: PT, HT, and RxNorm: IN, PIN, BN, etc.).

NEMSIS Version 3 Suggested Lists Download Site
(Publicly Accessible Datasets Updated - October 3, 2013; V3 UMLS lists Updated July 15, 2014)
Forgot your NEMSIS data center password? Please reference this document for password reset instructions.

NEMSIS XSD Dataset Guides & Usage

Approaches to using NEMSIS V3 Custom Elements (pdf) (Updated - April 29, 2014)
Recent updates:
1) March 2014: The CustomElementID reference replaces CorrelationID.
2) July 2013: Added a "Restrictions" section on page 11.
3) January 2013: Updates have been made to accurately reflect the nine custom elements (CustomConfiguration [6] and CustomResults [3]).

How to Utilize NEMSIS V3 Header Information (pdf) ( Updated - January 31, 2012)

How to Utilize NEMSIS V3 "NOT values/pertinent negatives/nillable" (pdf) (Updated -November 04, 2013)

NEMSIS V3 "NOT Values" Use Guidance (pdf) (Updated FINAL - June 19, 2014)

NEMSIS V3 Demographic Dataset Submission Guide (Updated - February 1, 2012)

Use of GNIS Codes (pdf) (Updated - February 5, 2015)


NEMSIS State Database Builder

EMS agencies and their software vendors must have certain information about their state’s requirements in order to accurately configure their patient care reporting software to meet state requirements. The NEMSIS Technical Assistance Center has created a StateDataSet XML Schema (XSD) to provide a consistent format in which to share NEMSIS V3 state-specific information.

The NEMSIS TAC provides a State Data Set Builder to enable state data managers to generate State Data Set files.

NEMSIS V3 State Data Set Builder

NEMSIS V3 State Data Set Builder User Guide (pdf)

Vendors of state-level systems are encouraged to develop the ability to generate state-specific resources in the StateDataSet format. Vendors of local-level systems are encouraged to develop the ability to process StateDataSet information in the configuration of their systems. State Data Set files are published in the NEMSIS 3 state repositories.

NEMSIS StateDataSet XML Schema (xsd)


NEMSIS Database Scripts

These database scripts are developed for use with Microsoft SQL Server and are setup as follows:
1. All column data types are set to varchar(255)
2. All tables have a foreign key and primary key column
3. Tables are not created for group tags with a maxOccurs = 1





Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ICD-10 Information

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have a dedicated ICD-10 page on it's website. Information regarding mapping between ICD-9 and ICD-10-CM codes can be found on this page. Look for the ICD10-CM and General Equivalency Mappings (GEMs) information on the left side of the screen for further details and files.