Flashcards in 6.15 & 6.16 Status Codes & MCI Management Deck (44)
What is the colour of triage card for status 0?
Black or white
What is the colour of triage card for status 1?
What is the colour of triage card for status 2?
What is the colour of triage card for status 3?
What is the colour of triage card for status 4?
What does status 0 mean?
What does status 1 mean?
Immediate threat to life
What does status 2 mean?
Potential threat to life
What does status 3 mean?
Unlikely threat to life
What does status 4 mean?
No threat to life
What is the METHANE method used for?
A method to give a sitrep to comms?
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
What do you do in an initial triage?
Rapid assessment of patients.
Perform basic airway and bleeding management - 10 to 15 secs per patient.
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.
What is secondary triage?
Primary & secondary survey on all patients in order of priority as determined by initial triage category.
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.
Define in a clinical sense what major trauma is?
Status 1 or 2 patient
- Abnormal breathing or airway
- Decreased LOC
- Penetrating injury to
- Spinal cord injury with altered sensation/control
- Significant crush injuries
- Two or more long bone fractures
- Lacerations with significant arterial bleeding
What GCS level makes a patient status 1?
Coma with GCS less than or equal to 9
What GCS level makes a patient status 2?
Abnormal level of consciousness with GCS 10 - 13
What GCS levels makes a patient status 3?
Loss of consciousness with GCS 14 or 15
What are some examples of airway/breathing problems that may make a patient status 1?
- Needs intervention
- Severe Stridor
- Severe Respiratory distress
What are some examples of airway/breathing problems that may make a patient status 2?
- Moderate stridor
- Moderate Respiratory distress
What are some examples of airway/breathing problems that may make a patient status 3?
- Mild Stridor
- Mild Respiratory distress
What are some cardiac examples that would make a patient status 1?
Post Cardiac Arrest
Anterior ST Elevation MI on 12 lead ECG
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
What are some neurological examples of a status 2 patient?
What status would a TIA be?
What status would a patient with an MI relieved or mostly relieved by nitrates be?
What status is a patient with a sprain or strain?