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ATS 1: Acuity

Immediate

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ATS 2: Acuity

10 minutes

3

ATS 3: Acuity

30 minutes

4

ATS 4: Acuity

60 minutes

5

ATS 5: Acuity

120 minutes

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ATS 1: Description (4 eg.)

Life threatening conditions
1. cardiac/respiratory arrest
2. risk to airway
3. unresponsive
4. systolic less than 80

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ATS 2: Description (4 eg.)

Patients condition is serious enough and is deteriorating enough to be life threatening - serious pain or time crucial
1. airway risk - stride or drooling
2. circulation compromise
3. BSL less than 3mmol/L
4. drowsy - GCS less than 13

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ATS 3: Description (5 eg.)

Patients condition may progress to life threatening - may lead to significant morbidity or humane practice mandates relief of severe discomfort or distress
1. severe hypertension
2. moderate/severe blood loss
3. SaO2 90 - 95
4. Seizure
5. Head injury

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ATS 4: Description (3 eg.)

Patients condition may deteriorate
1. Mild haemorrhage
2. Foreign bodies
3. Minor head injury

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ATS 5: Description (3 eg.)

Chronic condition, symptoms will not adversely impact on the patient if treatment is delayed
1. Minimal pain with no risk factors
2. Minor symptoms
3. Minor wounds