Standard Guide for Scope of Performance of Triage in a Prehospital Environment
|Publication Date:||10 October 1995|
|ICS Code (First aid):||11.160|
This guide covers minimum requirements for the scope of performance for individuals who perform triage at an emergency medical incident involving multiple casualties in a pre-hospital environment.
This guide acknowledges objectives based on an individual's required knowledge of signs and symptoms, patient assessment, and basic life support.
Operating within the framework of this guide may expose personnel to hazardous materials, procedures, and equipment. For additional information see Practice F1031 and Guides F1219, F1253, F1285, F1287, F1288, F1489 and F1651.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific precautionary statements, see Footnote 2.2
This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2 Most recent "Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care," as reprinted from the Journal of the American Medical Association, available from American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.