It's trauma triage guidelines.cstockmyer said: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.
ColoradoRedlands said: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.
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.epbernstein said:
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.cstockmyer said:What does it mean when they refer to someone as priority one?