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1

What is the colour of triage card for status 0?

Black or white

2

What is the colour of triage card for status 1?

Red

3

What is the colour of triage card for status 2?

Orange

4

What is the colour of triage card for status 3?

Green

5

What is the colour of triage card for status 4?

Green

6

What does status 0 mean?

Dead

7

What does status 1 mean?

Immediate threat to life

8

What does status 2 mean?

Potential threat to life

9

What does status 3 mean?

Unlikely threat to life

10

What does status 4 mean?

No threat to life

11

What is the METHANE method used for?

A method to give a sitrep to comms?

12

What does each letter of METHANE mean?

M = Major incident declaration
E = Exact location
T = Type of incident
H - Hazards identified (significant)
A = Access & egress
N = Number of patients (estimated)
E = Emergency services present and extra resources required

13

What do you do in an initial triage?

Rapid assessment of patients.

Perform basic airway and bleeding management - 10 to 15 secs per patient.

14

What is the only things a triage officer should do in the way of patient intervention?

Open airways using positioning and compress life threatening external bleeding.

Where possible use bystanders and/or other personnel.




15

What is secondary triage?

Primary & secondary survey on all patients in order of priority as determined by initial triage category.


16

What do you do if you find a patients circumstances have changed from initial triage and secondary triage?

Replace triage tag with a new tag, and write the initial triage category on this.


17

Define in a clinical sense what major trauma is?

Status 1 or 2 patient
- Abnormal breathing or airway
- Decreased LOC
- Penetrating injury to
- head
- neck
- chest
- abdomen
- pelvis
- Spinal cord injury with altered sensation/control
- Significant crush injuries
- Two or more long bone fractures
- Lacerations with significant arterial bleeding


18

What GCS level makes a patient status 1?

Coma with GCS less than or equal to 9

19

What GCS level makes a patient status 2?

Abnormal level of consciousness with GCS 10 - 13


20

What GCS levels makes a patient status 3?

Loss of consciousness with GCS 14 or 15

21

What are some examples of airway/breathing problems that may make a patient status 1?

Airway
- Obstructed
- Needs intervention
Breathing
- Severe Stridor
- Severe Respiratory distress

22

What are some examples of airway/breathing problems that may make a patient status 2?


Breathing
- Moderate stridor
- Moderate Respiratory distress

23

What are some examples of airway/breathing problems that may make a patient status 3?


Breathing
- Mild Stridor
- Mild Respiratory distress

24

What are some cardiac examples that would make a patient status 1?

Cardiac Arrest
Post Cardiac Arrest
Cardiogenic Shock
Anterior ST Elevation MI on 12 lead ECG

25

What are some cardiac examples that would make a patient status 2?

Inferior ST elevation MI on 12 lead ECG
MI unrelieved by nitrates alone

26

What are some neurological examples of a status 2 patient?

Stroke

27

What status would a TIA be?

Status 3

28

What status would a patient with an MI relieved or mostly relieved by nitrates be?

Status 3

29

What status is a patient with a sprain or strain?

Status 4

30

What status would a patient be presenting with respiration rate greater than 20, tachycardia and a high temperature?

Status 2 - sepsis pathway

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