Patient Channel Creation in Pulsara Web for EMS

To get started, click on the Create Patient button in the upper right corner.

Pulsara Web for EMS supports capturing multiple data points when creating a patient, but only a few fields are required, notated by a red asterisk. Those fields are:

  • First Contact
  • First + Last Name
  • Patient Type
  • Chief Complaint (required only for General Patient type)

Field by field instructions for creating a patient in Pulsara Web

Start by confirming First Contact and At Patient time. The current time will automatically appear. The time can be adjusted if necessary.

Tip: To adjust time values, use the up/down arrows on your keyboard, type new numbers using your keyboard, or use the up/down arrows on the right hand side of the field.

Optionally select EMS acuity. 

Enter the patient’s First and Last Name. If Unknown, click on the corresponding Unknown checkbox on the right side of the field.

Enter the Date of Birth, if available. Tap the Set Age button to automatically calculate patient age from the Date of Birth provided.

NOTE: The Set Age button cannot calculate Date of Birth unless all components of the Date of Birth field are completed including birth day, birth month, and birth year.

Select the patient’s Gender, if available.

Enter the Patient’s Weight.
Entering lb or kg will automatically convert to the other unit of measure.

Choose the Patient Type. If the exact nature of the ailment is unknown, it is recommended that the “General” type is selected.

Enter the Chief Complaint.
Note: Chief Complaint is required for General Patient Type.

Click the Transport to button to select a destination. Depending on agency configuration, destination can also be set after the channel is created for situations where the patient may not be transported or destination is unknown at the time of creation. 

When ready to create the patient channel, click the blue Create button (if destination is not selected) or Alert (if destination is selected). Upon alert, the hospital will be notified.