Triage of disaster-related neuropsychiatric casualties

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Abstract

Existing triage algorithms consider, for the most part, only the primary casualty with physical trauma. Algorithms fail to appreciate the primary, secondary, or tertiary neuropsychiatric casualty. Research advances on neuropsychiatric casualties must link with the mandates of emergency medical services and disaster management to improve triage sensitivity and specificity. Early recognition and management of neuropsychiatric casualties will diminish the potential for long-term consequences. Expanded triage algorithm supplements are proposed to improve the recognition of those victims at risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-105
Number of pages19
JournalEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Volume9
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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