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Triage Performance of Swedish Physicians Using the ATLS Algorithm in a Simulated Mass Casualty Incident: A Prospective Cross-sectional Survey

Lampi, M., Vikström, T., and Jonson, C.O. (2013). Triage Performance of Swedish Physicians Using the ATLS Algorithm in a Simulated Mass Casualty Incident: A Prospective Cross-sectional Survey. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation, and Emergency Medicine. 20;21:90. .

Participants in the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) provider course (N=142) completed pre- and post-tests to determine whether the mnemonic ABCDE as instructed in the ATLS provider course, affects the ability of Swedish physicians to correctly triage patients in a simulated mass casualty incident. Post-test results did not show improvement in the ability of physicians to perform triage using the ABCDE algorithm.
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