Sunday, October 22, 2006

Prioritization, Triage

In any medical emergency, the principles on prioritization and triage is based on the most serious, life-threatening situations. Thus, a nurse must attend to the sickest client.

In disaster situation, you must first attend to stable, uncomplicated clients. Why? You want to stablize those who needs very little medical attention so they can go back to the disaster area and help others. Also, why spend most of your time, to those who are sick, and might not have a chance to survive.

Disaster events: earthquake, hurricane, tornado, terror attack, mudslide, etc.

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