Accession Number : ADA137857

Title :   Triage Decision Trees and Triage Protocols: Changing Strategies for Medical Rescue in Civilian Mass Casualty Situations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 5 May 83-6 Feb 84,

Corporate Author : GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Silverstein,M E

PDF Url : ADA137857

Report Date : 06 Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : This report addresses the state of the art of the decision-making process and the technology of disaster victim rescue. A technique of disaster reconstruction based on autopsy reports and physical evidence is utilized to determine the potential survivability under improved or optimum conditions. The report concludes that advanced technological preparation based on scientific hazard assessment and state of the art of disaster medicine would significantly increase survivability.

Descriptors :   *Decision making, *Rescues, *Disasters, *Medical services, Trauma, Methodology, Algorithms, Survival(Personnel), Civilian population, State of the Art, Strategy

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE