Two Teams One Mission A Study Using EMS Units in Hospital Triage During Active-Shooter and Other Mass-Casualty Events
Simons, T., Richter, A., and Wollman, L. (2020). Two Teams, One Mission: A Study Using EMS Units in Hospital Triage During Active-Shooter and Other Mass-Casualty Events. (Abstract only.) American Journal of Disaster Medicine. 15(1):33-41.
The authors review the assumption that patients wounded in a mass casualty incident will have gone through some sort of on-site triage and been transported via emergency medical services (EMS) vehicles. Upon observation of an exercise in Utah, the authors found that this may not be the case, and stress the value of having EMS crews on site at the hospital to assist with triage and overall response.