Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients

  title={Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients},
  author={Christopher E McCoy and Bharath Chakravarthy and Shahram Lotfipour},
  booktitle={The western journal of emergency medicine},
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published significant data and trends related to the national public health burden associated with trauma and injury. In the United States (U.S.), injury is the leading cause of death for persons aged 1-44 years. In 2008, approximately 30 million injuries resulted in an emergency department (ED) evaluation; 5.4 million (18%) of these patients were transported by Emergency Medical Services (EMS).1 EMS providers determine the severity of… CONTINUE READING
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