Training & Education
S.T.A.R.T. (Simple Triage & Rapid Treatment)
By using a casualty sorting system, you are focusing your activities in the middle of a chaotic and confusing environment. You must identify and separate patients rapidly, according to the severity of their injuries and their need for treatment.
Every responder must understand the principles and operations behind your casualty sorting system. The START system is an excellent and easily understood triage or casualty sorting method.
Responders should be involved in periodic community disaster drills so that their skills and capabilities can be tested and improved.
You Should Know:
· The responder’s role at multiple- or mass-casualty incidents.
· How to use the START system.
· How to recognize a hazardous materials placard.
You Should Practice:
Using the START system during a simulated multiple- or mass-casualty incident.