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CDC Rollout of Trauma Field Triage Decision Scheme Announced

Dec 22, 2008

the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) worked with experts and partner organizations to develop the 2006 Field Triage Decision Scheme
In an effort to encourage use of improved triage procedures, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) worked with experts and partner organizations to develop the 2006 Field Triage Decision Scheme which will be discussed in the January 23, 2009 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). A preview of the document will be available starting at noon, January 22 on the CDC website. In support of the 2006 Field Triage Decision Scheme, NCIPC also developed an educational initiative and multi-media toolkit to help emergency medical services (EMS) professionals (administrators, medical directors, trauma system leadership, and providers) learn about and implement the revised Field Triage Decision Scheme. The toolkit includes “A Guide to the Field Triage Decision Scheme: The National Trauma Triage Protocol”, a poster, CD-ROM, and pocket card to help EMS providers, planners, and administrators effectively train others and use the Decision Scheme criteria within their own systems. The national release of the CDC’s materials will follow the publication of the related MMWR.