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The development and features of the Spanish prehospital advanced triage method (META) for mass casualty incidents

Overview of attention for article published in Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, April 2016
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Title
The development and features of the Spanish prehospital advanced triage method (META) for mass casualty incidents
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Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, April 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13049-016-0255-y
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Pedro Arcos González, Rafael Castro Delgado, Tatiana Cuartas Alvarez, Gracia Garijo Gonzalo, Carlos Martinez Monzon, Nieves Pelaez Corres, Alberto Rodriguez Soler, Fernando Turegano Fuentes

Abstract

This text describes the process of development of the new Spanish Prehospital Advanced Triage Method (META) and explain its main features and contribution to prehospital triage systems in mass casualty incidents. The triage META is based in the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) protocols, patient's anatomical injuries and mechanism of injury. It is a triage method with four stages including early identification of patients with severe trauma that would benefit from a rapid evacuation to a surgical facility and introduces a new patient flow by-passing the advanced medical post to improve evacuation. The stages of triage META are: I) Stabilization triage that classifies patients according to severity to set priorities for initial emergency treatment; II) Identifying patients requiring urgent surgical treatment, this is done at the same time than stage I and creates a new flow of patients with high priority for evacuation; III) Implementation of Advanced Trauma Life Support protocols to patients previously classified according to stablished priority; and IV) Evacuation triage, stablishing evacuation priorities in case of lacks of appropriate transport resources. The triage META is to be applied only by prehospital providers with advanced knowledge and training in advanced trauma life support care and has been designed to be implemented as prehospital procedure in mass casualty incidents (MCI).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Unknown 123 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 23 18%
Student > Bachelor 21 17%
Researcher 10 8%
Student > Postgraduate 9 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 7%
Other 18 14%
Unknown 35 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 46 37%
Medicine and Dentistry 23 18%
Engineering 3 2%
Psychology 3 2%
Arts and Humanities 2 2%
Other 6 5%
Unknown 42 34%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 May 2019.
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#3,888,047
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#359
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#73,547
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#2
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