triage tag


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tri·age tag

(trē'ahzh tag)
A tag or other method of identifying the triage level assigned to a mass-casualty victim, containing information needed for emergency and life-sustaining treatment.
See also: trauma
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Shenzhen, China, June 29, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Warp United releases VLK-3R1 RFID Triage Tag for Mass Casualty Incident to global Emergency Medical Services (EMS) today.
The AID-N electronic triage tag operates under very low power constraints.
Before the doors close on 306 Central St., I will pack away my triage tag; a photograph of myself checking out a large ceiling panel that fell, just missing my head; a magnet with "I am an expert on Athols"; and a coffee mug, "Athol ...
Historically, paper triage tags have been utilized to quickly identify, prioritize, and communicate the care needs of individuals at an event.
Armed with colored tape or color coded triage tags, the rescuers would then systematically go to those who were unable to respond, initiate lifesaving measures, i.e., open the airway or stop major external hemorrhage, tag the individual as immediate or expectant depending on the response to opening the airway, then move to the next patient and so on.
Potential applications include hazard maps, triage tags and other outdoor or disaster supplies, outdoor posters, recording papers, and labels and price tags for fresh or frozen foods.
Those products include the newly developed Victoreen[R] Vehicle Mounted Radiation Detection System, Triage Tags used with the Victoreen ASM-990 Advanced Survey Meter (now wireless), Victoreen 451 Ion Chamber Survey Meters, PRIMALERT[R] Digital Area and Doorway Monitor, Digital Smart 1060AM Area Monitor, RadiaXon[TM] Radiation Attenuation Gloves, and Rad-Con[R] Decontaminants.
There is a company called Disaster Management Systems who produces a product called Triage Tags, which is a portable IT system that can be run on a single laptop.
The newly-developed system uses special triage tags with a two-dimensional code and a digital pen provided by Swedish high-tech company Anoto AB.
Triage tags now contain unique barcodes that identify and link patients to their health and treatment information.
They talk routinely in terms of disaster-site triage, triage tags, resource mobilization, medical strike teams, surge capacity and "distributing" patients to alternate care facilities, terms well outside the norm of typical healthcare lingo.