Triage Basics

by Beth L. Beam, PhD, RN.


- Published: 10/03/2016

You will assume the role of a triage team member assisting in the triage of casualties at a busy urban intersection where a chemical spill has occurred. You'll need to search for all the casualties, assess their status and assign them a triage tag. After calling the triage you will go through the debriefing where your choices will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives


After playing this interactive module you will be able to:

  • Recognize the four colors of triage classification and what they represent.
  • Understand the triage techniques required for each level of status tag.
  • Appreciate the time management skills required to successfully triage a mass casualty incident in a timely manner.

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