The case definitions listed below are used to monitor EMS encounters in NC DETECT.

Abbreviations, misspellings and negation are taken into account when searching for keywords in the free text data (chief complaint and secondary complaint).

SyndromeCase Definition
FeverFever (or Temp > 38)
GastroDispatch complaint: abdominal pain OR Primary symptoms: Diarrhea OR nausea/vomiting
Heat Related IllnessChief Complaint / Secondary Complaint: '%heat ex%' or '%heat cramp%' or '%heat weak%' or '%heat sick%' or '%overheat%'
or '%over heat%' or '%heat related%' or '%heat realted%' or '%heat problem%' or '%hypertherm%' or '%to hot%' or '%too hot%' or '%heat str%' or 'heatstr%' or '%hot sun%' or '%hot car%' or '%heat injury%' or '%heat ill%' or '%heat emerg%' or '%heat syn%' or '%heat prostration%' or '%sun str%' or '%sunstr%' or '%Due to heat%'

Exclusions: '%radiator%' or '%antifreeze%' or '%Grease%' or '%Liquid%' or '%oil%' or '%Heater%' or '%hot tub%' or '%Sauna%' or '%hot spring%' or '%burn%'
HemorrhagicDispatch complaint: Hemorrhage/laceration
NaloxoneMeds administered include nalxone or Narcan
Naloxone with PoisoningMeds administered include nalxone or Narcan

AND

overdos* or OD or O/D or poison* or ingest* OR Provider primary impression = 977.90-POISONING/DRUG INGESTION

Exclusions: poison ivy or poison oak
NeuroDispatch complaint: Convulsions/seizure OR headache OR seizures OR unconscious OR Primary symptom(s): Change in responsiveness OR headache OR mental/psych OR mental status change
Overdoseoverdos* or OD or O/D
Poisoningoverdos* or OD or O/D or poison* or ingest* OR Provider primary impression = 977.90-POISONING/DRUG INGESTION

Exclusions: poison ivy or poison oak
RashDispatch complaint: mass/lesion OR primary symptom(s): Rash/Itching OR Swelling
RespiratoryDispatch complaint: breathing problems
Traffic AccidentTraffic OR motor* OR mv*