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SALT Triage. Walk (Assess 3 rd ). Step 1 - Sort: Global Sorting. Wave/Purposeful Movement (Assess 2 nd ). Still/Obvious Life Threat (Assess 1 st ). Step 2 – Assess: Individual Assessment. Expectant. Breathing. Lifesaving Interventions: Control major hemorrhage

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Step 1 sort global sorting

SALT Triage

Walk (Assess 3rd)

Step 1 - Sort:

Global Sorting

Wave/Purposeful Movement (Assess 2nd)

Still/Obvious Life Threat (Assess 1st)

Step 2 – Assess: Individual Assessment

Expectant

Breathing

  • Lifesaving Interventions:

  • Control major hemorrhage

  • Open airway (if child consider 2 rescue breaths)

  • Chest decompression

No

Minimal

Yes

Yes

All

Yes

Minor injuries only?

  • Obeys commands or makes purposeful movements?

  • Has peripheral pulse?

  • Not in respiratory distress?

  • Major hemorrhage is controlled?

Any no

No

Immediate

Likely to survive given current resources?

Yes

Delayed

Step 3 – Treatment and/or Transport

Expectant

No


Step 1 sort global sorting

START Triage

Able to walk?

Secondary Triage

Yes

Minimal

No

Spontaneous

breathing

Spontaneous Breathing?

No

Immediate

Position Airway

Immediate

Immediate

Immediate

APNEA

Expectant

Yes

Respiratory Rate?

>30

<30

Perfusion?

Radial Pulse absent

Or capillary refill >2 sec

Radial pulse present or capillary refill <2 sec

Mental Status?

Doesn’t obey

commands

Obey s

commands

Delayed


Step 1 sort global sorting

JumpSTARTTriage

Secondary Triage

(evaluate infants first in secondary triage using entire algorithm)

Able to walk?

Yes

Minimal

Immediate

No

Position Airway

No

breathing

Breathing?

Expectant

APNEC

Expectant

no

Palpable pulse?

yes

some

5 rescue breaths

Yes

APNEC

Respiratory Rate

<15 or >45

breathing

15-45

Palpable Pulse?

No

Yes

AVPU

“P” (Inappropriate),

Posturing or “U”

Immediate

Immediate

Immediate

Immediate

Delayed

“A”, “V”, or “P”

(Appropriate)


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