During a mass casualty incident, you come across a patient that is unconscious, has a good pulse and is breathing. What triage category is this patient?
Select Your Answer:
The START (Simple triage and rapid treatment) criteria are used for triage. The patient's triage category would be red or immediate as he is unconscious, has a good pulse, and is breathing.
A yellow tag denotes care can be delayed.
A green tag denotes minor injuries.
A black tag indicates death.
*eMedicine, Google Scholar, UpToDate, WheelessOnline, and DermNet are not affiliated with StatPearls. We do not control their content or advertising.
Adult Lab Normals
Pediatric Lab Normals
Comparison of START and SALT triage methodologies to reference standard definitions and to a field mass casualty simulation., Silvestri S,Field A,Mangalat N,Weatherford T,Hunter C,McGowan Z,Stamile Z,Mattox T,Barfield T,Afshari A,Ralls G,Papa L,, American journal of disaster medicine, 2017 Winter [PubMed]
Diagnostic precision of triage algorithms for mass casualty incidents. English version., Heller AR,Salvador N,Frank M,Schiffner J,Kipke R,Kleber C,, Der Anaesthesist, 2017 Aug 10 [PubMed]
A Geographic Simulation Model for the Treatment of Trauma Patients in Disasters., Carr BG,Walsh L,Williams JC,Pryor JP,Branas CC,, Prehospital and disaster medicine, 2016 Aug [PubMed]
Attitudes Towards and Experience of the Use of Triage Tags in Major Incidents: A Mixed Method Study., Rådestad M,Lennquist Montán K,Rüter A,Castrén M,Svensson L,Gryth D,Fossum B,, Prehospital and disaster medicine, 2016 Aug [PubMed]
First Responder Accuracy Using SALT during Mass-casualty Incident Simulation., Lee CW,McLeod SL,Van Aarsen K,Klingel M,Franc JM,Peddle MB,, Prehospital and disaster medicine, 2016 Apr [PubMed]
First Responder Accuracy Using SALT after Brief Initial Training., Lee CW,McLeod SL,Peddle MB,, Prehospital and disaster medicine, 2015 Oct [PubMed]
Guidelines for field triage of injured patients: recommendations of the National Expert Panel on Field Triage, 2011., Sasser SM,Hunt RC,Faul M,Sugerman D,Pearson WS,Dulski T,Wald MM,Jurkovich GJ,Newgard CD,Lerner EB,, MMWR. Recommendations and reports : Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Recommendations and reports, 2012 Jan 13 [PubMed]
Paramedic accuracy using SALT triage after a brief initial training., Deluhery MR,Lerner EB,Pirrallo RG,Schwartz RB,, Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors, 2011 Oct-Dec [PubMed]
Pediatric Disaster Triage: Multiple Simulation Curriculum Improves Prehospital Care Providers' Assessment Skills., Cicero MX,Whitfill T,Overly F,Baird J,Walsh B,Yarzebski J,Riera A,Adelgais K,Meckler GD,Baum C,Cone DC,Auerbach M,, Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors, 2017 Mar-Apr [PubMed]
Accuracy, Efficiency, and Inappropriate Actions Using JumpSTART Triage in MCI Simulations., Claudius I,Kaji AH,Santillanes G,Cicero MX,Donofrio JJ,Gausche-Hill M,Srinivasan S,Chang TP,, Prehospital and disaster medicine, 2015 Oct [PubMed]
Head-to-head comparison of disaster triage methods in pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients., Cross KP,Cicero MX,, Annals of emergency medicine, 2013 Jun [PubMed]
Pediatric triage. A system to JumpSTART your triage of young patients at MCIs., Romig LE,, JEMS : a journal of emergency medical services, 2002 Jul [PubMed]