Report: Mass Casualty Trauma Triage: Paradigms and Pitfalls

Developed by ASPR TRACIE, this report provides a triage framework for emergency medical providers that accounts for the difference between “conventional” mass casualty incidents (MCIs) and mass violence incidents.

The focus of this paper is to alert EMS medical directors and EMS systems planners and hospital emergency planners to key differences between “conventional” MCIs and mass violence events when: the scene is dynamic; the number of patients far exceeds usual resources; and usual triage and treatment paradigms may fail.

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