Casualty triage - UNITAF Force Manual (FM)


Group

Casualty triage
The FM outlines our core skills, policies and guides to ensure every member stands ready for the mission ahead.



Skill
FM/BS-188 - Identify the triage category of a patient
Skill
  • Categorize a patient as CAT-1 IMMEDIATE if they:
    • are bleeding
    • lost a large or a fatal amount of blood
    • have blocked airways
    • are in cardiac arrest
  • Categorize a patient as CAT-2 DELAYED if they:
    • are unconscious
    • are not actively bleeding
    • have lost some or a lot of blood
    • have clear airways
    • are not in cardiac arrest
  • Categorize a patient as CAT-3 MINIMAL if they:
    • are conscious
    • require medical attention
  • Categorize a patient as CAT-4 DECEASED if they:
    • are dead
    • are wounded beyond recoverability
Skill
FM/BS-189 - Prioritize casualties based on triage
Skill
  • Prioritize patients in order of triage:
    • CAT-1 IMMEDIATE
    • CAT-2 DELAYED
    • CAT-3 MINIMAL
  • Within the same triage category prioritize patients in the following order:
    • People close to waking up
    • Medical personnel
    • Leadership
    • Force multipliers
    • Others
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