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Table 1 Data on rescue missions obtained from the DIVI-protocols

From: Overcoming language barriers in paramedic care: a study protocol of the interventional trial ‘DICTUM rescue’ evaluating an app designed to improve communication between paramedics and foreign-language patients

Patient demographics• Year of birth
• Sex
Emergency Operation• Operation site (apartment, retirement home, work place, sports place, doctor’s practice, birth centre, hospital, public space, road, school, educational facility, mass event, other)
• Other involved emergency vehicles (NEF*, RTW etc.)
• Time of emergency call (hh-mm)
• Time of arrival at emergency scene (hh-mm)
• Time of arrival at patient (hh-mm)
• Time of departure at emergency scene (hh-mm)
• Time of arrival at hospital (hh-mm)
Emergency Case• Paramedic’s description of emergency case: event, patient’s medical history, pre-medication (free text)
• (Working) diagnosis (free text)
• Necessity of ventilation (laryngeal mask, laryngeal tube, endotracheal intubation)
Medical Aspects• Initial Glasgow Coma Scale
• Initial NACA-Score
• Conditions (stroke, seizure, meningitis, syncope, acute coronary syndrome, STEMI, cardiac arrhythmias, pulmonary embolism, heart failure, orthostatic misregulation, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, pacemaker malfunction, asthma attack, COPD, pneumonia, bronchitis, hyperventilation syndrome, aspiration, haemoptysis, acute abdomen, gastrointestinal bleeding, colic pains, enteritis, psychotic disorders, depression, anxiety, intoxication, suicide (attempt), psychosocial crisis, hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia, dehydration, uraemia, fever convulsion, pseudocroup, SIDS, near-SIDS, pregnancy, impending birth, (pre)eclampsia, vaginal bleeding, anaphylactic reaction, heat stroke, hypothermia, frostbite, high fever infection, sepsis, septic infection, influenza, hepatitis / hiv, acute lumbago, epistaxis, social problem (without mental disorder), medical treatment complication)
• Injuries (skull & brain, face, neck, thorax, abdomen, spine, pelvis, upper extremities, lower extremities, soft tissues)
  1. Abbreviations: *NEFNotarzteinsatzfahrzeug, i.e. non-transporting emergency physician rapid response car, **RTWRettungstransportwagen, i.e. patient-transporting ambulance, NACA National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, STEMI ST-elevation myocardial infarction, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, SIDS sudden infant death syndrome