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Finance/administration

ICS section used in large scale responses, used for accounting and admin activities

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Incident Command System

standardized mgmt approach to organize the response to an emergency that integrates resources, personel, communications, and procedures

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Incident Commander

individual responsible for coordination of entire incident response

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Information Officer

person responsible for communicating with public

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JumpStart triage system

triage system created for pedi's

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Logistics section

ICS section responsible for acquiring and distributing essential supplies and equipment needed during a the response

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Multiple-casualty incident (MCI)

any event where the number of patients exceeds the capabilities of the resources on scene

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National Incident Management System (NIMS)

uniform method of organizing and supervising the response of an MCI, so different departments can work together

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Planning section

ICS division the analyzes data collected from responses and makes necessary changes to future responses

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Primary triage

the immediate prioritization of patients by severity of injury

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Safety officer

person at emergency response who is responsible for the safety of the responders and patients

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Secondary triage

re-evaluation of patient's priorities for treatment and transport at scene of MCI

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Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment (START)

specific method of prioritizing patients, based on severity of injury

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singular command

form of ICS used for smaller incidents, where one agency assumes command

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trauma system

network of resources specifically designed to provide definitive care for trauma patients

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triage

process by which treatment for patients at an MCI is prioritized

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triage tags

colored tags that correspond to different levels of injuries, and separates them into different categories

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unified command

organization of ICS structure used for large-scale incidents that are complex and use multiple agencies