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EMS Chapter 41 Terms

Terms From Chapter 41

TermDefinition
Multiple Casualty Incident Also known as a Mass Casualty Incident, an MCI is any event that places excessive demands on personnel and equipment. Usually involves Three or more patients.
Incident Commander The individual who commands the aspects of the incident.
Incident Command System A concept that has become standard for on-scene management of disasters and MCI's
National Incident Management System Provides a consistent approach to managing disasters by all responders, Local, state and federal.
Primary Triage Occurs immediately after the first EMS unit arrives.
Secondary Triage Patients are reevaluated here and, if necessary re-categorized.
Staging Unit Where Ambulances, helicopters and additional equipment are held until assigned to a task.
Transport Unit Where patients are loaded and transported by ambulances or helicopters.
Treatment Unit Where less serious patients are treated before transport.
Triage The system used for determining the order patients will be treated.
Triage Unit Sorts patients by level of Criticality, and assigns priorities for transport and care.
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