ACS Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients (CAPCE)

The purpose of this course is to provide EMS personnel with education to improve the execution of the ACS Trauma Triage Decision Making Scheme in the field. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in January of 2006, severely injured patients had a 25% reduction in mortality when transported to a trauma center. EMS providers must possess the ability to effectively utilize the Trauma Triage Decision Making Scheme in order to identify injured patients who are at the greatest risk and assure they are transported to a trauma center that possesses the resources capable of meeting their needs.

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