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Note that it asks some open-ended questions. These require further work by records clerks, who extract and code information from the forms after others have filled them out. • Appendix J: is an emergency room registration form used in Servicio de Emergencias, Hospital Santiago Jinotepe, Nicaragua. This form gives fixed choices for answers, with codes attached. • Appendix K: is a non-fatal injury surveillance form used in South African emergency rooms. 42 Injury Surveillance Guidelines This form uses most of the ICECI classifications and codes plus some additional ones, appropriate to unique national situations.

However, it is important that you use the classifications and sub-classifications as given in the ICECI. e. information relating to all injuries) are classified and coded according to the ICECI. Please note that variables belonging to the minimum data set are shown in tinted boxes, while those that are optional are in boxes with white backgrounds. 1), it is recommended that your core minimum data set comprise the following eight variables or “classes”: identifier, age, sex, intent, place of occurrence, activity, nature of injury and mechanism of injury.

You may find your stakeholders amongst those agencies or individuals best placed to collect and process data and/or they may be those most in need of the data your system generates. To identify all potential stakeholders, ask yourself the following two questions. 1. Who wants to place injuries under surveillance? The answer to this question is likely to produce a list of potential stakeholders that includes health care workers, administrators and policy makers working for public agencies or for nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with interests in health or injury issues.

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