n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Triage in mass casualty situations

Volume 30, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



More often than not major incidents and disasters result in a mass casualty situation, which places health services under added pressure. To deal with such a situation it is imperative to have a major incident plan for the pre-hospital and hospital sectors. The ability to 'do the most for the most' is central to dealing with such incidents. Triage is the universally accepted tool that allows health professionals to achieve this goal in a mass casualty situation.

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