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.