Triage: Prioritizing Treatment In Mass Casualty Events

Mass casualty incidents (MCIs) are unpredictable events that can result in a large number of injured or ill individuals, overwhelming the capacity of local healthcare systems. In such situations, first responders play a crucial role in assessing the severity of injuries and determining the order in which patients should receive medical attention. This process, known as triage, is a critical skill for first responders. Triage is essential for managing multiple casualty events. It prioritizes treatment [...]

By |May 14th, 2024|

Trauma Care

By |September 1st, 2020|

In the middle of nowhere. How long will it take you to get an ambulance? What if the ambulance was for you? Most of you probably keep some sort of medical bag in your patrol car, but many don’t have anything on you for your personal medical aid. If you’re [...]

Project Triage

By |September 1st, 2020|

By Ben Douglas Life-Saving Tourniquets. On August 18, 2012, St. Croix Police Chief, Christopher Howell and his partner, Officer Elsworth Jones, an experienced SWAT officer, were working a recent armed robbery series when they responded to a robbery at a restaurant in a remote area of the island. They were [...]

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