Date Published

August 26, 2020

Updated For

ALS PCS Version 5.2


You are dispatched Code 4 to an MVC. According to the SALT Triage method, which of the following patients should be assessed first?

A – 80 year old who is able to walk but has an obvious deformity to his right humerus. B – 2 year old who is unable to walk but is screaming for her mother. There are no obvious injuries but the screaming is alarming and she ‘sounds’ injured. C – 23 year old male who is unresponsive, is breathing regularly and has significant bruising and swelling to his left femur.

The ANSWER is C, however if you’re unsure, or are interested in learning more about SALT Triage, click here for a webinar (recorded April 2017) on the topic:


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