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The reality of multiple casualty triage: putting triage theory into practice at the scene of multiple casualty vehicular accidents.

Authors
  • Arbon, P
  • Zeitz, K
  • Ranse, J
  • Wren, H
  • Elliott, R
  • Driscoll, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Emergency medicine journal : EMJ
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2008
Volume
25
Issue
4
Pages
230–234
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/emj.2007.047761
PMID: 18356361
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The research describes an extended and broadened triage process returning to a more authentic definition of triage as the practice of sorting of casualties to determine priority. The findings highlight the need to consider triage as an extended and complex process that incorporates evidence based physiological cues to assist decision making and the management of the process of triage from call out to conclusion including assessment of contextual and situational variables.

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