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Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients

Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients

Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients

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Medical Education Systems, Inc.
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$36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00

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$ 36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00
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Launch date: 27 Jun 2016
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Last updated: 19 May 2018

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Description

At the scene of any crash or other event involving traumatic injury, emergency medical services (EMS) providers must identify those patients who are at greatest risk for severe injury and must determine the most appropriate facility to which to transport persons with different injury types and severities. This decision process is known as "field triage" and is based on a practice algorithm called a "decision scheme." The first Field Triage Decision Scheme was published by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) in 1986 ( 1,2 ), with subsequent updates in 1990, 1993, and 1999 ( 3--5). In 2005, with support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, CDC began facilitating revision of the Decision Scheme by hosting a series of meetings of the National Expert Panel on Field Triage, which includes injury-care providers, public health professionals, automotive industry representatives, and officials from federal agencies. In 2006, the most recent revision of the Decision Scheme was published by the ACS Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) without an accompanying rationale ( 6). To expand dissemination of the 2006 and future decision schemes, CDC and ACS-COT have agreed to publication of this report, which describes the process of revision and the detailed rationale behind new triage criteria in the scheme ( Figure 1 ).

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
* Define the term “triage”
* Define the term “Triage Decision Scheme” indicating its key components
* Define what is meant by trauma center, and list what activities take place in those centers
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Medical Education Systems, Inc.
on behalf of Medical Education Systems Inc

Medical Education Systems, Inc. provides home study courses and contact hours (CEU's) for EMTs, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Sleep Therapists, and other healthcare professionals. We understand that every profession has different requirements for contact hours as set forth by your professional society and your state board requirements.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 6.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 6.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing (DCBON)
  • 6.00 Hours

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