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any event that places excessive demands on personnel and equipment. typically involves 3 or more pts.

multiple-casualty incident

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the purpose of incident command system (ICS) is to use best management practices to ensure:

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safety of emergency responders and others

achievement of tactical objectives

efficient use of resources

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triage unit responsibilities

sorts pts by criticality and assigns priorities for emergency care and transport

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treatment unit responsibilities

emergency care is provided to pts in this unit done based on the priority assigned to the pt by the triage unit

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transport unit responsibilities

pts are moved to ambulances or helicopters for transportation to a medical facility, and communications are organized to notify the receiving medical facilities

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staging unit responsibilities

ambulances, helicopters, and additional equipment are held in this area until they are assigned to a particular task.

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morgue unit responsibilities

deceased casualties are moved to this unit where they are held and processed

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system used for sorting pts to determine the order in which they will receive medical care

triage

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triage color red

priority 1

immediate care/transport

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triage color yellow

priority 2

delayed care/transport

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triage color green

priority 3

minor injuries

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triage color black

priority 4

dead or fatal

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simple triage and rapid transport

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three basic catagories:

RPM mnemonic:

resp

perfusion

mental

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triage evaluation:

resp -

open airway

30 move to perfusion

not breathing - black

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triage evaluation:

perfusion -

cap refill/radial pulse

>2 sec or no radial

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triage evaluation:

mental status -

pt obeys command to squeeze hand

yes - yellow

no - red

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triage evaluation:

walking -

green

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