casualty clearing station
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casualty clearing stationA 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.