Triage Sieve

Triage sieve is performed in the field by ambulance officers who first arrive at a MCI.

The priority in a triage sieve is to locate, triage and tag each casualty.The goal is to spend less that sixty seconds on any one casualty.

During the triage sieve, only immediate life-saving treatment is provided (generally limited to clearing the airway or performing an airway maneuvre).

Officers performing the triage sieve do not transport patients to the triage gate or CCP; this is left to other personnel as they arrive.

Officers performing the triage sieve should liase with the Field Commander if they require additional resources.


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TASMANIAN AMBULANCE SERVICE Clinical Practice & Education Unit