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START Triage Basics

by Beth L. Beam, PhD, RN.


- Published: 08/30/2011 | Running Time: 07:13

START Triage is a system designed for emergency medical response in disasters where there are multiple victims.

START stands for Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment.

In this video Beth Beam, RN, MSN covers the key concepts behind the process and what you should and, perhaps more importantly, should NOT be doing during the triage process.

At the end join students of South East Community College as they practice the process during a simulated mass casualty event.

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After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Recognize when disaster triage would be utilized
  • Understand how to classify patients into a triage category utilizing the method of START triage
  • Demonstrate the general procedures of START triage

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