This lesson will discuss the history of triage and how it was used in for wounded soldiers on the battlefield during war. Students will do research and them make presentations on triage during various war times.
Historically, triage is believed to have arisen from systems developed for categorization and transport of wounded soldiers on the battlefield during war. Military experience shows that it is extremely effective in situations where there are more injured than rescuers, limited resources and critical time. It is important that individuals understand triage, the history and development of triage, and the effectiveness of triage if used correctly.