Triage and transport decisions after mass casualty incidents
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Triage and transport decisions after mass casualty incidents

Nick Castle Nurse consultant, Resuscitation and emergency care at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey, Durban Institute of Technology, South Africa

NICK CASTLE explains the triage systems used at mass casualty incidents and looks at some of the issues that affect decisions about transport priorities

In the UK there are on average four major incidents a year with a range of between none and 11 incidents annually(Carley et al 1998).

Emergency Nurse. 14, 1, 22-27. doi: 10.7748/en2006.04.14.1.22.c1221

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