MPDS v13.3.122 (5/27/2020) and MPDSv13.2.251 (5/21/2020)
Updated ProQA Reports v2 Guide to include information on the EIDS Tool reports.
EIDS Tool findings text “Inconclusive evidence of COVID-19: Only one COVID-related symptom identified by EIDS Tool evaluation – proceed with caution” has been changed to “Only one COVID-related symptom identified by EIDS Tool evaluation – proceed with caution.”
Protocols 6, 10, 13, & 26:
The answer choice “Inconclusive evidence of coronavirus (only one symptom found)” has been changed to “Only one COVID-related symptom identified.” The Short Answer Text and Long Answer Text have been updated as well.
Target Tool is now available throughout the Key Question sequence to allow the EMD to select specific Pre-Arrival Instructions and more easily respond to rapidly changing, up-to-the-minute information in a childbirth/pregnancy situation.
Key Question “Has s/he ever had a heart attack or angina (heart pains)?” will now be asked for any patient whose primary complaint is chest pain.
New operator Key Question has been added for patients whose primary complaint is chest pain, where a “yes” answer choice shunts to Protocol 10.
New “Clammy” answer choice has been added to the Key Question, “Is s/he having chills or sweats?” for patients 35 or older with chest pain, which will shunt to Protocol 10.
New “Numbness/Pressure/Heaviness in arm(s)/jaw/torso (new onset)” answer choice has been added to the Key Question, “Does s/he have muscle or body aches?” which will shunt to Protocol 10.
Key Question “Did s/he have any flu-like symptoms prior to this?” has been changed to “Does s/he have any flu-like symptoms as well?” with Short Answer Text and Long Answer Text also updated.
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