n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Triage in mass casualty situations
|Article Title||Triage in mass casualty situations|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town and 2 Stellenbosch University|
|Publication Date||Nov 2012|
|Pages||413 - 415|
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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