Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Triage

Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Triage Resources

Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children

The JumpSTART© Pediatric MCI Triage Tool Webpage (By Lou E. Romig, MD, FAAP, FACEP)
JumpSTART is an objective tool for the triage of children in the multi-casualty/disaster incidents. JumpSTART Triage parallels the structure of the START system, which is the adult MCI triage tool most commonly used in the United States and in many countries around the world. It was developed by Lou Romig, MD, medical director for the South Florida Regional Disaster Medical Assistance Team.

Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment (START) Triage System
This system uses the assessment of respiration, perfusion and mental status (RPM) to make a primary triage decision for adults in less than 30 seconds. This link provides information and materials related to the START system.

Initial JumpSTART© mass casualty triage training is recommended for all EMS, emergency department, and pediatric unit staff, as well as any health care professional who may need to assist during a mass casualty event. JumpSTART© refresher trainings are recommended every other year. Refresher trainings can consist of completing the full JumpSTART© mass casualty triage training, a refresher training defined by the organization, or a relevant online module.