"CRUCIFORM"® Emergency Documentation


  • Any incident where resources are limited and triage priorities need to be made
  • Assess the scene, as normal practice, to establish the priorities, with the pre requisite of maintaining personal safety and the security of the scene.        
  • Having taken whatever steps are necessary to safeguard your personal safety and that of the victim(s), undertake immediate care of the victims, including resuscitation.
  • Having stabilised the victim’s condition, document the actions taken and injuries found, using the relevant Cruciform® card module(s).        
  • Hang the card over the victim’s neck or attach it to clothing. Apply the wrist band to the victims and take a numbered tag for your own records. Identify the victim’s physical location with the large numbered tag/sticker for subsequent police investigation. Stick the relevant CBRN-E “Flag” on the outside of the plastic sleeve, if victim may have been contaminated.
  • Transport the victims or arrange for transportation to the appropriate medical services (if required), monitoring the victim’s condition and documenting any changes found or treatment given en route. Use the Trauma Score Module, if trained and competent to accurately record the appropriate data.
  • Hand the victims over to medical staff, giving such verbal history as necessary to supplement information written on the Cruciform®. Leave the overlay admin sheet for the police to pick up.

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