MASCAL. An Overview in Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Operations and Triage. To familiarize personnel with: the triage process the organization and conduct of MASCAL Operations. Purpose.
An Overview in Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Operations and Triage
MASS-CASUALTY SITUATION: used to describe a situation in which the number of casualties exceeds the hospital's capabilities to provide medical care.MASCAL
Command and Control
In conjunction with the Chief Nurse, and the DCCS, determines treatment areas and patient flow
Establishes the Patient Identification process outside the Emergency Department.
Receives and treats casualties in the Acute Care Clinic (ACC) requiring MINIMAL treatment; obtains personnel support for the ACC from the Mass Casualty Manpower Center, should the workload indicate.
Provides emergency laboratory services for the treatment of casualties, as requested.
Positions one mobile X-ray unit in the Emergency Department immediately upon announcement of a MASCAL.
I-immediate: This group includes those soldiers requiring life -saving surgery.
M-minimal or “walking wounded”:These casualties have minor injuries and can usually care for themselves with self-aid or “buddy aid”.