Field triage score (FTS) in battlefield casualties: validation of a novel triage technique in a combat environment.

@article{Eastridge2010FieldTS,
  title={Field triage score (FTS) in battlefield casualties: validation of a novel triage technique in a combat environment.},
  author={Brian J. Eastridge and Frank Butler and Charles E. Wade and John B. Holcomb and Jos{\'e} Salinas and Howard R. Champion and Lorne H. Blackbourne},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={200 6},
  pages={724-7; discussion 727}
}
BACKGROUND By the principles of Tactical Combat Casualty Care, battlefield casualties are preferentially triaged on the basis of pulse character and mental status. A weak or absent palpable pulse correlates with a systolic blood pressure (SBP) of ≤ 100 mm Hg. Furthermore, the motor component of the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS-M) has been shown to correlate with outcomes. In a previous study, the authors developed a simple triage tool, the field triage score (FTS), on the basis of pulse character… CONTINUE READING