Physician/APP Breakout Session

Physician/APP Breakout Session

Rick Hunt

Triage: Life or Death Decisions

Triage. From Merriam-Webster, “French, sorting, sifting, from trier to sort, from Old French.” Triage is used for daily occurring emergencies. It’s also used on battlefields and during disasters to maximize the numbers of survivors. This session will review current approaches and how recent experience with overwhelming numbers of casualties requires us to take a hard new look at triage.

Learner Objectives:

1. Know the definition of triage

2. Know the differences between triage for daily occurring emergencies and for disasters

3. Describe the impact of overwhelming no-notice trauma on triage

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Saturday 12/5
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Rick Hunt

Triage: Life or Death Decisions

Triage. From Merriam-Webster, “French, sorting, sifting, from trier to sort, from Old French.” Triage is used for daily occurring emergencies. It’s also used on battlefields and during disasters to maximize the numbers of survivors. This session will review current approaches and how recent experience with overwhelming numbers of casualties requires us to take a hard new look at triage.

Learner Objectives:

1. Know the definition of triage

2. Know the differences between triage for daily occurring emergencies and for disasters

3. Describe the impact of overwhelming no-notice trauma on triage