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1

Triage

sorting injuries based on acuity of injury and resultant required treatment

2

Triage Categories

-Serious: require additional Tx before other needs attended to

-Minimal: can attend to other needs as well as primary

-Expectant: hopelessly wounded; futile to extend resources

3

Serious Triage

-Urgent
-Immediate
-Delayed

4

Urgent

-life-threatening injuries requiring resuscitation and life-saving procedure immediately on arrival
-life- limb threatening condition
-ER

5

Immediate

-life-threatening injuries that require surgery within 2 hours of arrival at hospital
-require medical referral within 1-2 days
-urgent care

6

Delayed

-wounds not immediately life-threatening; delay in surgery won't compromise care
-condition should be eval'd within week

7

Triage Alphabet

-Airway
-Breathing
-Circulatory
-Disability (neurologic)
-Extremities

8

If no improvements in 3-5 treatments:

-Red flag for underlying causes
-refer back to physician/other