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tri·age

(trē'ahzh)
Medical screening of patients to determine their relative priority for treatment; the separation of a large number of casualties, in military or civilian disaster medical care, into three groups: 1) those who cannot be expected to survive even with treatment; 2) those who will recover without treatment; 3) the highest priority group, those who will not survive without treatment.
[Fr. sorting]

disaster medicine

Large-scale application of emergency medical services in a community, following a natural or man-made catastrophe. The aim is to save lives and restore every survivor to maximum health as promptly as possible. Its success depends on prompt sorting of patients according to their immediate needs and prognosis.
See: triage
See also: medicine

disaster medicine

the practice of veterinary medicine under circumstances resulting from natural disasters. Appropriate planning usually includes provisions for emergency treatment of animal injuries, control of and temporary housing of displaced animals, reuniting lost animals with their owners, and contributions to management of public health.
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The report, released in February by the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, is believed to be the first broad analysis of the health workforce that responds in the event of a catastrophic natural disaster such as a hurricane, tornado or earthquake.
Ciottone, a disaster medicine specialist with more than two decades of experience in disaster zones, including the devastation of Port-au-Prince after the 2010 earthquake and the Armenia earthquake of 1988.
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The INSARAG guidelines are well known in disaster medicine circles and should be adhered too.
is the volunteer Community Emergency Response Team coordinator for the city of Eugene and governor of the American Board of Disaster Medicine.

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