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THE TRIAGE TAG --

The triage designation is based on a color system. You place a triage tag on each victim and tear off the colors until the color at the bottom matches the victim’s classification.

The person doing the initial START triage does NOT fill out the tag.  Rather, he/she only tears off the color-strip and attaches the tag to the patient.  We suggest that that person also write the time and initial the tag.

The actual filling-in-the-blanks of the tag happens either in the treatment area, or in the ambulance, by the 2nd stage personnel.

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Black – deceased
Red – immediate
Yellow – delayed
Green
minor

 

This tag shows the patient's category as "Immediate."

 

 

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