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The process of triaging injured patients in the out-of-hospital setting is a critically important aspect of concentrating persons with serious injuries in major trauma centers, where previous research has demonstrated improved outcomes. Because the majority of seriously injured patients access acute care through 9-1-1 emergency medical services (EMS), an accurate and effective field process for getting the “right” patients to the “right” place is a vital aspect of regionalized trauma care. The current template for field trauma triage was developed more than two decades ago, with minor periodic revisions. These guidelines have been widely promoted and integrated into most US trauma systems. However, despite the importance of field triage and a large existing body of research, many triage issues remain poorly understood. This chapter provides a detailed evaluation of the existing trauma triage literature, the triage algorithm and its presumed accuracy, critical concepts integral to field triage, key limitations and gaps in existing triage research, unique populations, out-of-hospital cognitive reasoning in triage, and future directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInjury Research: Theories, Methods, and Approaches
PublisherSpringer US
Pages297-315
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781461415992, 9781461415985
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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Triage
Wounds and Injuries
Research
Trauma Centers
Patient Rights
Emergency Medical Services
Guidelines
Population

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  • Medicine(all)

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Newgard, C. (2012). Triage. In Injury Research: Theories, Methods, and Approaches (pp. 297-315). Springer US. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-1599-2_15

Triage. / Newgard, Craig.

Injury Research: Theories, Methods, and Approaches. Springer US, 2012. p. 297-315.

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Newgard, C 2012, Triage. in Injury Research: Theories, Methods, and Approaches. Springer US, pp. 297-315. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-1599-2_15
Newgard C. Triage. In Injury Research: Theories, Methods, and Approaches. Springer US. 2012. p. 297-315 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-1599-2_15
Newgard, Craig. / Triage. Injury Research: Theories, Methods, and Approaches. Springer US, 2012. pp. 297-315
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