From: John W Burgeson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Sep 27 2003 - 12:00:02 EDT
George wrote: "Triage doesn't mean doing nothing, but doing what is
possible with the resources
available. If you expend resources on a Category 1 patient before taking
care of all
the 2s, you have a good chance of losing both. If you first treat all
the 2s then
they'll probably survive & you may then have a chance of saving some 1s.
Like I said, George, I understand the triage concept.
My point is simple -- if one suspects (as I do) that one cannot reliably
distinguish between categories 1, 2 and 3, then the concept is not very
helpful. It is also not very helpful when one has only 1s to treat! <G>
You seem to be fairly certain you can make that judgement with some
reliability. You may be right. I do not claim that expertise.
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