National Guidelines for the Field Triage of Injured Patients
American College of Surgeons. (2021). National Guidelines for the Field Triage of Injured Patients.
This guidance can help emergency medical services 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, pregnancy).