PRE-HOSPITAL FIELD TRIAGE

  • Patients to be taken to the nearest hospital:
    • Unstable airway
    • Blunt trauma arrest ≤ 5 minutes from a hospital or penetrating trauma arrest ≤ 15 minutes from a hospital
  • Drowning; near drowning; strangulation; burns; electromagnetic, chemical, or radiation exposure; heat or cold injury or illness; and asphyxia are considered trauma and these patients should be transported to a Trauma Center.
  • List in the EMS run report which of the State Trauma Triage Criteria the patient met.
 

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