The Section of Emergency Medical Services has provided us with a resource that was missing from the earlier post about the proposed EMS rules and regulations changes that were initially posted on Nov. 9.
The Field Triage Decision Scheme: The Arkansas Trauma Triage Protocol was intended to be included with the rules as a guideline for the trauma patient. This was addressed in the EMS Subcommittee to the TAC, the GAC and various committees and TRACS. Everyone should be very familiar with this document.
Section Chief Greg Brown anticipates that there will be a statement within the “trauma section” of the rules that reads as follows:
“The Field Triage Decision Scheme should be used when triaging trauma patients and for transport considerations.”