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Disaster Triage for Mass Casualty Incidents


Approximately 19 minutes

Course Description:

The course "Disaster Triage for Mass Casualty Incidents (MCIs)" is designed to give a brief overview of the type of triage used in disasters such as Mass Casualty Incidents, in order to do the greatest good for the greatest number of afflicted. It covers disaster triage tags, as well as primary and secondary triage.

This course was created by Pacific EMPRINTS, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Anthropology. Creation of the course was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Grant No. T01HP6427-0100.


This course fulfills, in part, the following Core Competencies for Teaching Emergency Preparedness to Health Professions Students and Clinical Personnel:
  1. Explain the concepts of and describe functional response roles for one’s profession, health agencies, and community members.
  2. Explain the concept of the Incident Command System.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the Disaster Triage Tag system.
  2. Utilize the START Triage Algorithm.

Target Audiences:

Public Health personnel, Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Dentists, Veterinarians, Other Emergency Medical Services personnel

Certificate of Completion:

A Certificate of Completion is available to be printed for this course upon completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher.

Cost: FREE*

*subject to change without notice.