Reviewers of multimedial algorithms Rudolf Zvolánek, MD, MHA

Rudolf Zvolánek, MD, MHA

Doctor of air medical services, South Moravia regional emergency medical services, Brno, Czech Republic

 

Review of interactive algorithm Triage and hospital surge plan

The term 'mass-casualty incident' indicates any situation in which the number and severity of casualties exceed accessible medical resources. To ensure the best efficiency it is essential to quickly distinguish life-threatening injuries and determine the priority of treatment and transport of the wounded as well as to differentiate patients who cannot be saved. To facilitate the process, we can use one of several triage models (e.g. Triage and identification tags which evaluate victim's respiration, circulation and state of consciousness). In this algorithm, one can try to treat basic types of injuries caused in a multiple-vehicle collision.


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