The reality of multiple casualty triage: Putting triage theory into practice at the scene of multiple casualty vehicular accidents

dc.contributor.authorArbon, Paul Andrew
dc.contributor.authorZeitz, Kathryn M
dc.contributor.authorWren, Howard
dc.contributor.authorElliott, Robert B
dc.contributor.authorDriscoll, Keith
dc.contributor.authorRanse, Jamie
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-27T06:06:59Z
dc.date.available2010-07-27T06:06:59Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.description.abstractObjectives: The project investigated the experiences of ambulance paramedics in applying the principles and protocols of prehospital multiple casualty triage at the scene of motor vehicle accidents. Key objectives included investigation of the situational cues and other contextual factors influencing triage practice and the development of recommendations for the future education of ambulance paramedics. Methods: A triangulated approach was used incorporating demographic data, the use of focus groups and in-depth interviews. A thematic analysis was undertaken following the well established practices of human science research. Results and conclusions: The research describes an extended and broadened triage process returning to a more authentic definition of triage as the practice of sorting of casualties to determine priority. The findings highlight the need to consider triage as an extended and complex process that incorporates evidence based physiological cues to assist decision making and the management of the process of triage from call out to conclusion including assessment of contextual and situational variables.
dc.identifier.citationArbon, P.A., Zeitz, K., Ranse, J., Wren, H., Elliott, R., & Driscoll, K., 2008. The reality of multiple casualty triage: Putting triage theory into practice at the scene of multiple casualty vehicular accidents. Emergency Medicine Journal, 25(4), 230-234.en
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1136/emj.2007.047761en
dc.identifier.issn1472-0205en_US
dc.identifier.rmid2006008888en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/10243
dc.subject.forgroup1103 Clinical Sciencesen_US
dc.titleThe reality of multiple casualty triage: Putting triage theory into practice at the scene of multiple casualty vehicular accidentsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupArbon, Paul Andrew: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5914-3300en_US
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