We report the planning and preparations for triage and emergency care at a unique Level I desert trauma facility before the Persian Gulf War. The facility was designed to accomplish sorting, resuscitation, and emergency life- and limb-saving surgical functions of massive numbers of casualties within the war zone. Plans included triage preparations for neuropsychiatric patients and the biologically and chemically contaminated. Emergency physicians were essential to the triage planning and process. Burkle FM Jr, Orebaugh S, Barendse BR: Emergency medicine in the Persian Gulf War — Part 1: Preparations for triage and combat casualty care. Ann Emerg Med April 1994;23:742-749.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Emergency Medicine