Green Tags In Health Care

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In a disaster where healthcare facilities are face with a large number casualties, mass casualty triage is use to allocate the facilities resources to do the greatest good for the most people. Mass casualty is a four colored coded tag system, starting with red tags; immediate, these are life or limb threatening, but are survivable. Followed by yellow tags; delayed, which are injuries that are significant and require medical treatment; however, they are non-life or limb threatening and can wait for hours. Next are green tags; minimal injuries that are minor and can wait for hours or days be for receiving treatment. Lastly is the black tags; expectant, which are injuries that are extensive and chances for survival is unlikely (Hinkle & Cheever,
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