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Old 06-26-2006, 3:21 PM
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Can someone clue me into what the EMS people are talking about when they refer to a victim as RED or BLACK? I think there are others but I can't think of them.
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Old 06-26-2006, 3:23 PM
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Can someone clue me into what the EMS people are talking about when they refer to a victim as RED or BLACK? I think there are others but I can't think of them.
It's trauma triage guidelines.

Green = Minor
Yellow = Serious
Red = Critical
Black = Dead

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Thanks Jim
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Along the same lines, Jim, can you point us to a place on the web maybe that lists the elements of the Glasgow Coma Scale. I know its a system of points in three categories, but Im curious of the criterion.
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The following website has a chart explaining the scale.

http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/scales/glasgow.htm
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Along the same lines, Jim, can you point us to a place on the web maybe that lists the elements of the Glasgow Coma Scale. I know its a system of points in three categories, but Im curious of the criterion.

Check this out: http://www.trauma.org/scores/gcs.html
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Just remember there is no such thing as a GCS of 0, the lowest you can get is a 3, many folks get that confused. We also use a saying "less than 8 intubate" so that helps you understand that a patient with a GCS of 8 or less often is not able to manage there own airway helps when your considering the need for ALS intercept or chopper go, a big issue especially in most rural areas of Colorado.

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What is a ALS or a BLS Run?
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What is a ALS or a BLS Run?
Advanced Life Support (ALS)

Basic Life Support (BLS)

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Advanced Life Support (ALS)

Basic Life Support (BLS)

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What is ETOH? I hear that a lot.
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What is ETOH? I hear that a lot.
BEER Intoxicated
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What is ETOH? I hear that a lot.
Alcohol

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Ohhh ok. That makes since with the way I heard it used.
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I guess that means I'm enjoying an ETOH & cranberry juice .

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I would join you with your ETOH But I would be DOA on I-25
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Old 07-24-2006, 12:41 PM
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Ignore this post.

Question was already answered in previous reply...

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What does it mean when they refer to someone as priority one?
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What does it mean when they refer to someone as priority one?
Only some systems use that and most are actually getting away from it, just another method of triage similiar to referring to a patient as a priority red, green or yellow.

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What does sinkapea-I have no idea how it's spelled-mean?
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