Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment
History has proven that 40% of disaster victims can be saved with simple and rapid medical care. START is based on the premise that a simple medical assessment and rapid treatment based on that assessment can yield positive – often live saving results.
- STart = Simple Triage – the first phase of START where victims are sorted based on injury and priority of treatment.
- stART = And Rapid Treatment – the second phase of START consists of rapid treatment of the injuries assessed and prioritized in phase one.
Those who have taken first aid courses will need to understand that CERT covers disaster medical operations (DMO) where time is critical to conduct triage and treat many victims. CPR is not taught in CERT because it is labor intensive and not appropriate when there are many victims and professional help will be delayed.
- Introduce the principles of triage
- Identify the three killers
- Treating the three killers
- Introduce the triage tag
- See It Come Together – Video
- Triage Scenarios