Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM F1653-95(2002)

Standard Guide for Scope of Performance of Triage in Prehospital Environment


1.1 This guide covers minimum requirements for the scope of performance for individuals who perform triage at an emergency medical incident involving multiple casualties in a prehospital environment.

1.2 This guide acknowledges objectives based on an individual's required knowledge of signs and symptoms, patient assessment and basic life support.

1.3 Operating within the framework of this guide may expose personnel to hazardous materials, procedures, and equipment. For additional information see Practice F1031, Guides F1219, F1253, F1285, F1287, F1489 and F1651.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific precautionary statements, see Footnote 3.

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Book of Standards Volume: 13.02
Developed by Subcommittee: F30.02
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/F1653-95R02
ICS Code: 11.160