Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients
Sasser, S., Hunt, R., Faul, M., et al. (2012). Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Recommendations and Reports, 61(1).
This guidance can help emergency medical service providers recognize when patients would benefit from specialized trauma care resources. The report includes a list of tools that can be used to assess vital signs, anatomy of injury, mechanism of injury and evidence of high-energy impact, and special considerations (e.g., age, bleeding disorders, burns, and pregnancy).