Development of a mass-gathering triage tool

An Australian perspective

Matt Cannon, Rebecca Roitman, Jamie Ranse, Julia Morphet

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Abstract

Many health service organizations deploy first responders and health care professionals to mass gatherings to assess and manage injuries and illnesses. Patient presentation rates (PPRs) to on-site health services at a mass gathering range from 0.48-170 per 10,000 participants. Transport to hospital rates (TTHRs) range from 0.035-15 per 10,000 participants. The aim of this report was to outline the current literature pertaining to mass-gathering triage and to describe the development of a mass-gathering triage tool for use in the Australian context by first responders. The tool is based on the principles of triage, previous mass-gathering triage tools, existing Australian triage systems, and Australian contextual considerations. The model is designed to be appropriate for use by first responders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-105
Number of pages5
JournalPrehospital and Disaster Medicine
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017

Keywords

  • Emergency Medical Services
  • health
  • mass gathering
  • planned event
  • triage

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Cannon, Matt ; Roitman, Rebecca ; Ranse, Jamie ; Morphet, Julia. / Development of a mass-gathering triage tool : An Australian perspective. In: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 2017 ; Vol. 32, No. 1. pp. 101-105.
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