Triage Quiz

Match the Patients to the Triage Tags

You should be able to go through these very quickly. Try for 10 seconds per patient and tick the box if they fit the category, leave it blank if they don't.

Check your scores after you have triaged all the patients; there are 22 in total. Aim for 90% correct assessment overall (that's 20 right out of 22) .

Category Alpha

(Pt 1) Walking, minor scrapes & bruises; pulse 90, resps 25; alert & oriented.
(Pt 2) Lying on side, moaning; pulse 110, blanch test <2 secs, resps 30; sl. confused
(Pt 3) Lying on side; radial pulse, breathing ok at 25/min; blanch test <2 secs; alert & oriented, squeezes your hand on command.
(Pt 4) Sitting up, talking, alert & oriented; resps 25, pulse 96; closed fractures to both legs below knees, blanch test >2 on right leg.
(Pt 5) Walking, minor scrapes & bruises; pulse 90, resps 35; alert & oriented.
(Pt 6) Lying on back, a bit dazed; strong radial pulse at 90, blanch test <2 secs, resps 28; able to sit up when asked.



Category Bravo
(Pt 7) Walking (favouring right leg), minor scrapes & bruises; ?fractured L ankle; pulse 85, resps 28; alert & oriented.
(Pt 8) Sitting up, talking, alert & oriented; resps 25, pulse 96; closed fractures to both legs below knees, blanch test <2 on both legs.
(Pt 9) Lying on back, a bit dazed; strong radial pulse at 100, blanch test <2 secs, resps 28; able to sit up when asked.
(Pt 10) Lying on side; radial pulse, breathing ok at 25/min; blanch test <2 secs; alert & oriented, squeezes your hand on command.
(Pt 11) Lying on stomach; radial pulse, breathing rapidly at 35/min; blanch test <2 secs; confused.



Category Delta
(Pt 12) Walking, minor scrapes & bruises; pulse 90, resps 25; alert & oriented.
(Pt 13) Lying on stomach; no radial pulse, carotid pulse weak but regular at 100; rapid shallow breaths at 40/min; blanch test <2 secs; confused.
(Pt 14) Lying on back, a bit dazed; strong radial pulse at 90, blanch test <2 secs, resps 28; able to stand up when asked. Seems ok once examined.
(Pt 15) Sitting up, talking, alert & oriented; resps 25, pulse 96; closed fractures to both legs below knees, blanch test <2 on both legs.
(Pt 16) Walking around assisting other victims; when examined found to have stable fracture left radius & ulna. Fully alert & oriented, pain 5/10.
(Pt 17) Supine, nil resps even after airway repositioned; no obvious injuries.



Category Echo
(Pt 18) Supine, nil resps even after airway repositioned. No obvious injuries.
(Pt 19) Lying on side, moaning; radial pulse 100, blanch test <2 secs, resps 30; sl. confused
(Pt 20) Sitting up, talking, alert & oriented; resps 25, pulse 96; closed fractures to both legs below knees, blanch test >2 on right leg.
(Pt 21) Barely detectable weak shallow breaths; no radial pulse, intermittent carotid pulse, weak thready; no response to voice or pain.
(Pt 22) Bleeding profusely from large open neck wound; leftleg amputated below knee, massive crush injuries to right leg; large amount of blood present; pulse 200, resps 40 shallow; confused, pale (almost grey).



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