PUBLIC FUNDS IN GENERAL
TIME SENSITIVE EMERGENCY (TSE) REGISTRY
57-2002. TSE registry — Definitions. When used in this chapter:
(1) "Confidential information" means information which may identify a patient, health care facility or health care practitioner.
(2) "Contractor" means that individual, partnership, corporation or other entity performing TSE registry services under a contractual agreement with the department.
(3) "De-identified information" means records and information contained in the TSE registry, including compilations and analyses thereof that do not contain information which might identify a patient, health care facility or health care practitioner.
(4) "Department" means the bureau of emergency medical services and preparedness of the Idaho department of health and welfare.
(5) "Heart attack" means STEMI, which is a common name for ST-elevation myocardial infarction, a more precise definition for a type of heart attack that is caused by a prolonged period of blocked blood supply that affects a large area of the heart and has a substantial risk of death and disability calling for a quick response.
(6) "Stroke" means an interruption of blood flow to the brain causing paralysis, slurred speech and/or altered brain function usually caused by a blockage in a blood vessel that carries blood to the brain (ischemic stroke) or by a blood vessel bursting (hemorrhagic).
(7) "Trauma" is the result of an act or event that damages, harms or hurts a human being resulting in intentional or unintentional damage to the body resulting from acute exposure to mechanical, thermal, electrical, or chemical energy or from the absence of such essentials as heat or oxygen.
(8) "TSE" means a time sensitive emergency, specifically trauma, heart attack or stroke.
(9) "TSE registry" means the population-based data system that provides ongoing and systematic collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of information related to trauma, stroke and heart attack for system improvement, prevention and research activities. Elements in the registry shall describe the nature and scope of the injury, illness or health condition, identify the incidence and prevalence of traumatic injury, illness or health condition, severity of injury, performance of out-of-hospital and hospital emergency medical systems, patient outcome, and the impact of trauma, stroke and heart attack on the health care system.
(10) "TSE system" means the organized approach to treating injured patients that establishes and promotes standards for patient transportation, equipment, and information analysis for effective and coordinated TSE care. TSE systems represent a continuum of care that is fully integrated into the emergency medical services system and is a coordinated effort between out-of-hospital and hospital providers with the close cooperation of medical specialists in each phase of care. The focus is on prevention, coordination of acute care, and aggressive rehabilitation. Systems are designed to be inclusive of all patients with a TSE requiring acute care facilities, striving to meet the needs of the patient, regardless of the severity of injury, geographic location or population density. A TSE system seeks to prevent injuries from happening and the reduction of death and disability when it does happen.
[57-2002, added 2002, ch. 329, sec. 2, p. 929; am. 2014, ch. 147, sec. 10, p. 407.]