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Flashcards in Hazardous Material Emergencies & Multiple Casualty Incidents Deck (10):
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Primary Triage

Evaluation of patients that occurs immediately upon arrival of the first EMS crew at the actual site of the incident to quickly categorize the severity of a patient's condition and priority for treatment and transport.

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Secondary Triage

Re-evaluation that takes place in the triage unit of the severity of a patient's condition and priority for treatment and transport.

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Triage of patients based on color

Red: Yellow: Green: Priority 3 Black: Priority 0

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Green-labeled patients (MCI)

Patients with minor musculoskeletal injuries "Walking wounded" - Alert, & can follow commands

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Yellow-labeled patients

- Pt's with burns without airway problems - Major or multiple skeletal injures - Back injuries with or without spinal cord damage- - Ask the patient to squeeze your fingers.The patient should obey your command

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Red-labeled patients

- Patients with airway or breathing difficulties - Uncontrolled or severe bleeding - Decreased mental status - Severe medical problems - Shock - Severe burns

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Black-labeled patients

- Dead or fatally injured - Patients with exposed brain matter - Patients in cardiac arrest (warm & no pulse for over 20 min) - Decapitation - Severed trunk - Incineration

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What to assess during Triage

Respirations Pulse Mental Status

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START Triage System

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START Triage System, Pediatric Patients

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