Acute Flaccid Myelitis Diagnosis Codes - Kansas Department of Health and Environment

This syndrome was created to query ESSENCE for KS ED visits potentially associated with Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM). Diagnosis codes were provided to KDHE by a CDC AFM contact and originally included approximately 100 codes that could encompass most presentations of AFM. This code reflects a shortened list selecting those codes deemed most likely to accurately reflect AFM.

Syndromic Surveillance System - NSSP ESSENCE

Data Source - Emergency Room Visits

Fields Used - Discharge Diagnosis History

October 27, 2017

Rabies Exposure and PEP - Kansas Department of Health and Environment

This syndrome was created to query NSSP ESSENCE on Rabies Exposure and Rabies PEP S

Syndromic Surveillance System - NSSP ESSENCE

Data source - Emergency Room Visits

Fields used - Chief Complaint History and Discharge Diagnosis History OR CCDD (an ESSENCE-concatenated field of Chief Complaint and Discharge Diagnosis)

October 27, 2017

Language Barriers - CDC

This syndrome is a work-in-progress and was created to experiment with Chief Complaint text indicating a language barrier between medical professionals and patient and/or an interpreter is needed to provide medical care.

This was developed on the NSSP ESSENCE CCQV data in the Processed Chief Complaint field. I suspect Triage Notes would also contain this type of information if you receive that field.

April 05, 2019

Firework Injuries - Kansas Department of Health and Environment

This syndrome was created to query NSSP ESSENCE for KS ED visits related to fireworks, particularly around the United States Independence Day holiday. Legality and slang for firework injuries will vary by region and some terms in this query are fairly region-specific.

Syndromic Surveillance System - NSSP ESSENCE

Data Source - Emergency Room Visits

Fields Used - Chief Complaint History, Discharge Diagnosis History OR CCDD (an ESSENCE-concatenated field of Chief Complaint and Discharge Diagnosis)

October 27, 2017

Drowning and Submersion - CDC

A step-wise article on developing this syndrome definition can be found in the April 2019 NSSP Update https://www.cdc.gov/nssp/news.html

This syndrome is an initial attempt at an improved Drowning and Submersion query in NSSP ESSENCE. It was developed starting with the existing ESSENCE SubSyndrome for DrowningOrSubmersion.

April 10, 2019

Opioid Diagnosis Codes - Adapted from the HCUP Definition - Kansas Department of Health and Environment

This syndrome was created as a way to integrate the H-CUP Opioid-Related Hospital Use definition into ESSENCE. H-CUP is the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project and we believe their Opioid-Related Hospital Use definition is a great starting point for developing opiate-use syndrome definitions.

October 27, 2017

Frostbite, Cold Exposure, & Hypothermia** - Kansas Department of Health and Environment

This syndrome was created as a way to monitor Frostbite, Cold Exposure, & Hypothermia in Kansas Emergency Department visits. **Please note that the hypothermia portion of this syndrome was created to ONLY include hypothermia associated with low environmental temperature.

Syndromic Surveillance System - NSSP ESSENCE

Data sources - Emergency Room Visits

Fields Used - CCDD (an ESSENCE-concatenated field of Chief Complaint and Discharge Diagnosis)

October 27, 2017

Exposure to Forces of Nature (Weather) Diagnosis Codes - Kansas Department of Health and Environment

This syndrome was created to capture cases where the "exposure to forces of nature" diagnosis codes are sent. This was created as a starting place for weather surveillance and should capture all weather-related events that are explicitly stated and diagnosed. Please note that if your region receives a lot of sun, the primary case counts in this syndrome definition will be sunburns. KDHE has uploaded a second similar syndrome that excludes these cases.

Syndromic Surveillance System - ESSENCE

Data Source - Emergency Room Visits

October 27, 2017

Exposure to Forces of Nature (Weather) Diagnosis Codes - Excluding Heat/Sunlight Exposure - Kansas Department of Health and Environment

This syndrome was created to capture records where the "exposure to forces of nature" diagnosis codes are sent, excluding Heat/Sunlight codes. The original syndrome captured all weather-related events that are explicitly stated and diagnosed, but the majority of these cases were sunburns and heat stroke. The original syndrome is also uploaded, but this syndrome will serve similar purposes as the original while excluding Heat/Sunlight cases when these are not of interest.

Syndromic Surveillance System - ESSENCE

Data Source - Emergency Room Visits

October 27, 2017

Carbon Monoxide Exposure - Kansas Department of Health and Environment

This syndrome was created to capture Kansas ED Visits with chief complaints related to carbon monoxide poisoning/exposure or similar diagnosis codes. The terms "heater" and "generator" are included to potentially capture cases of improper heater and generator use that did not receive relevant CO poisoning terms or codes.

Syndromic Surveillance System - ESSENCE

Data Source - Emergency Room Visits

Fields Used - CCDD (an ESSENCE-concatenated field of Chief Complaint and Discharge Diagnosis)

October 27, 2017

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