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SUSPECTED SERIOUS INJURY (A) CLASSIFICATIONS

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UNCONSCIOUSNESS SIGNIFICANT BURNS
Breathing but not awake and not talking
  • Only qualies if victim remain unconscious when taken from scene
Second- or third-degree burns on ten percent of body (majority of extremity, chest or back)
PARALYSIS SEVERE LACERATION
Loss of movement Exposure of underlying tissue and/or oozing and active bleeding
CRUSH INJURIES BROKEN OR DISTORTED EXTREMITIES
Part of the body is pinned or trapped
  • Victim cannot escape
Limb is deformed
Can see bone
SKULL, CHEST, OR ABDOMINAL INJURIES When in doubt, ask EMS personnel for assistance

Logos: Department of Transporation - Federal Highway Administration and NHTSA

April 2017 • FHWA-SA-17-045

Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) 4th Edition

Confused or acts irrational or unusual
  • Impression on windshield might indicate a head injury
Bruising, swelling, bleeding, or deformities of chest or abdomen
Bulging eyes or veins popping in the neck

 

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