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In triage causalities are categorized according to severity of injury. The color red requires immediate and quick attention because it means life threatening injury. On this level nurses focus on airway, breathing, and circulation and based on that decide the level of intervention needed.


Triage aims to:

To sort patients based on needs for immediate care
To recognize futility
Assumption: Medical needs will outstrip the immediately available resources
Additional resources will become available given enough time