Flashcards in Prepping communities: SALT Triage Deck (14)
What is triage?
Assign priorities when resources are limited
Do the greatest food for the greatest number
What is the unique to disaster triage?
Number of pts, infrastructure limitations, scene hazards, multiple agencies responding
What is step 1 to SALT?
Priority 1 (treat to life), 2 (can move), 3 (can walk)
What is the first action of global sorting?
Action and call everyone to see who can come
Group ambulatory pts using voice command
The pts who can respond and come to voice commands are what priority?
if you find a priority one pt what should be done during individual assessment?
Control hemorrhage, open airways, chest needle decompression, auto injector antidotes
What are the SALT triage categories?
Immediate, delayed, minimal, expectant, dead
What are immediate triage qualifications?
Serious injury, immediate life threatening problems, high potential survival
What are the delayed triage qualifications?
Serious injury that won't cause death, exposure to certain gases, intact neuro-vascular
What are the minimal triage qualifications?
Injures that require minor care w/o adverse affects
What are the expectant triage qualifications?
Important for preservation, NOT DEAD, should receive comfort care, serious injury and trauma that most likely will lead to death
What should be done with pts who have died?
Tag them, do not move unless you need access to live pts
After minimal pts have been cared for what should be done?
Re-assess other categories of pts