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Triage for the neurosurgeon.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Wiseman, DB; Ellenbogen, R; Shaffrey, CI
Published in: Neurosurg Focus
March 15, 2002

Triage for the neurosurgeon is a misnomer. The neurosurgeon's role within a mass-casualty situation is one of a subspecialist surgeon instead of a triage officer. Unfortunately because of the events of September 11, 2001, civilian neurosurgeons and other medical specialists have been questioning their role within a mass-casualty situation or, worse, a situation created by biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons. There is no single triage system used exclusively within the United States, and different systems have differing sensitivities, specificities, and labeling methods. The purpose of this article is to discuss varying aspects of triage for both military personnel and civilians and suggest how the neurosurgeon may help shape this process within his or her community. Furthermore, the effects of biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons will be discussed in relation to the triage system.

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Published In

Neurosurg Focus

EISSN

1092-0684

Publication Date

March 15, 2002

Volume

12

Issue

3

Start / End Page

E5

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Triage
  • Physician's Role
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Humans
  • Disasters
  • Disaster Planning
  • 3209 Neurosciences
  • 1109 Neurosciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
 

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Wiseman, D. B., Ellenbogen, R., & Shaffrey, C. I. (2002). Triage for the neurosurgeon. Neurosurg Focus, 12(3), E5.
Wiseman, Diana Barrett, Richard Ellenbogen, and Christopher I. Shaffrey. “Triage for the neurosurgeon.Neurosurg Focus 12, no. 3 (March 15, 2002): E5.
Wiseman DB, Ellenbogen R, Shaffrey CI. Triage for the neurosurgeon. Neurosurg Focus. 2002 Mar 15;12(3):E5.
Wiseman, Diana Barrett, et al. “Triage for the neurosurgeon.Neurosurg Focus, vol. 12, no. 3, Mar. 2002, p. E5.
Wiseman DB, Ellenbogen R, Shaffrey CI. Triage for the neurosurgeon. Neurosurg Focus. 2002 Mar 15;12(3):E5.

Published In

Neurosurg Focus

EISSN

1092-0684

Publication Date

March 15, 2002

Volume

12

Issue

3

Start / End Page

E5

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Triage
  • Physician's Role
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Humans
  • Disasters
  • Disaster Planning
  • 3209 Neurosciences
  • 1109 Neurosciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences