Triage Research Paper

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Triaging Patients Using the ADTMC The French world “trier”, the origin of the word “triage”, was originally applied to a process of sorting, probably around 1972, by Baron Dominique Jean Larrey, Surgeon in Chief to Nepoleon’s Imperial Guard. Out of French Service de Sante, not only emerged the concept of triage, but the organizational structure necessary to handle the growing number of casualties in modern warfare. The original concepts of triage were primarily focused on mass casualty situations. Many of the original concepts of triage, the sorting in to immediate, urgent, and non-urgent with the use of the holding category in the warfare situation, remain valid today in mass casualty and warfare situations. The triage sieve remains in place and is widely used throughout the military organizations (Emerg Med J. 2006 Feb; 23(2); 154-155.). Triage is the process of determining the priority of patients’ treatments based on the severity of their conditions. This rations patient treatment efficiently when resources are insufficient for all to be treated immediately. The original triage system was based on sorting surgical patients in battlefield …show more content…

As per the basic knowledge about this procedure all active duty military medic should be able to determine the level of the urgency required in patient care in order to provide the essential medical care. In most of the cases, determining the seriousness of the illness or injury is the first basic step, which can actually save the time of the patient and the health care provider himself and the available resources in the treatment

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