Document Detail

Victim-tracking cards in a community disaster drill.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7369565     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During a disaster drill at Detroit-Wayne County Metropolitan Airport in September 1978, an attempt was made to evaluate the effectiveness of triage by tracing the routes of "victims" using a system of tracking cards. The cards were placed with the victims during make-up and collected at the receiving treatment facility. The system, despite several problems encountered in its use, provided an accurate method for evaluating the manner in which "victims" were handled during the "rescue" effort.
M L DeMars; R M Buss; L C Cleland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of emergency medicine     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0196-0644     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1980 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-06-25     Completed Date:  1980-06-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8002646     Medline TA:  Ann Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Disaster Planning*
Emergency Medical Services / organization & administration*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Patient Identification Systems*
Records as Topic
Triage / organization & administration*

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