casualty clearing station


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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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105 Field Ambulance, sent to a Casualty Clearing Station and transferred to No.
"In addition, the casualty clearing station provided a place for essential triage to take place to ensure the best possible onwards care, and provide the means for the most effective utilisation of NWAS resources (ambulance staff) for onward dispersal of patients in the most challenging circumstances.
For much of the First World War, Vignacourt was behind the front lines, serving as a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme.
In Amber Street the Women's Voluntary Service HQ was equipped and provided with supplies to fulfil the role of a Base Kitchen, and The Ship Inn on the front was became a Casualty Clearing Station. Large anti-tank concrete cubes blocked off the entrances to Ruby and Emerald Streets and records show that an ammunition store was located on Saltburn Golf Course.
A casualty clearing station (CCS) was a military medical facility behind the front lines that was used to treat wounded soldiers.
He was evacuated through the medical evacuation chain to the casualty clearing station at Dernancourt.
My great-grandfather suf-suf fered horrendous wounds, dying within hours of being taken to a casualty clearing station a few miles from the front line.
He died of his wounds in a casualty clearing station a month after the Armistice and is now buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery at Wimille in France.
A total of 25 other patients from the bus were assessed by the crews who set up a casualty clearing station in the hotel.
After serving as demonstrator in anatomy and senior house surgeon at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, Kilner joined the RAMC, served as a front line surgeon in a Casualty Clearing Station on the Western Front then, in 1918 as a surgical specialist at No.
The first thirty six AIF Dental Units were allotted as follows:-- General Hospitals 3 Auxiliary Hospitals 4 Dermatological Hospitals 1 Convalescent Depots 2 Stationary Hospitals 2 Casualty Clearing Station 1 Field Ambulances 12 Light Horse Fd.

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