The Pennington First Aid Squad in curly text


Charts must be entered within 24 hours of the end of the call and completed and locked within 48 hours of the end of the call. Trauma center charts and cardiac arrest charts where the PFAS AED is applied are to be written on the same day and completed and locked within 24 hours, preferably within 3 hours. All records shall be maintained in accordance with N.J.A.C. 8:40-3.9 and patient information shall remain confidential in accordance with N.J.A.C. 8:40-3.5

The first version of the chart completed and locked must be signed by two crew members if there was patient contact. Charts with NO PATIENT CONTACT, amendments, and flag corrections require only one signature.

Spell checker must be used. Charts will be demoted for words misspelled in boxes where the spell checker is active.

The only abbreviations allowed in narratives will be those used in emsCharts and the EMS Field Guide Basic and Intermediate Version, Sixth Edition, 2007. A copy of the guide will be left in the radio room.

Do not select "defaults" for assessments unless all were done. Enter only what you did. If it is not written it was not done (which may be okay).




Conventions to help keep statistics


Crew members

Crew title abbreviations


Please capitalize proper nouns. Kirk Schmitt and Kirk schmitt are different names and 123 bull run rd is not the same as 123 Bull Run Rd as far as emsCharts is concerned.

Incident numbers

Do not use leading zeros unless they are part of the Mercer County Central import format. 00578 and 578 are different incident numbers as far as emsCharts is concerned. Incident numbers should be formatted either like "578" or exactly as formatted by Mercer County Central, for example, "2010-0000578." If you are entering numbers manually, don't try to fake the Mercer County Central format.