casualty clearing station

casualty clearing station

A UK term used in the context of a major incident (disaster) for a place of relative safety, usually between the inner and outer cordons of the incident, to which casualties are taken from the incident site, where triage sort, assessment, treatment and stabilisation is carried out by ambulance staff and mobile medical teams on scene.

The CCS is co-ordinated by the ambulance service Bronze Clearing officer and a senior doctor (secondary triage officer), the so-called Bronze Doctor. As more resources arrive on scene it is vital that patient documentation starts within the CCS.
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Two months later he was shot while raiding enemy lines with the aim of tak-tak ing prisoners and was taken to a casualty clearing station.
Hospital Ships Manunda & Wanganella 2 captains Facio Maxillary Units 4 majors Casualty Clearing Stations 9 captains Australian General Hospitals 22 majors or captains Royal Military College Dental Unit 1 captain Supernumerary List 3 major & 14 captains
He said: 'We set up a casualty clearing station in one of the rooms to assess the victims and deal with the most serious.
Carried to a nearby Australian casualty clearing station, he was in hospital in England two days later.
In the event of a situation where there are more patients than can be coped with it includes creating a casualty clearing station, which is along the same lines as a field hospital.
Cpl Uttley's right leg was amputated within 10 minutes of his injury and he died later in a casualty clearing station.
After arriving in Dunkirk - where Allied troops were cut off by the advancing German army - Bob helped set up a casualty clearing station in abandoned shops.
Mel Corner, the gallery's family learning officer, said: "We will have characters in period costume talking about the work of St John Ambulance during the Blitz at our Casualty Clearing Station - children can see the old stretchers and learn how to make a sling.
This explains the work of the casualty clearing station and hospitals on the site.