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SUSPECTED SERIOUS INJURY (A) CLASSIFICATIONS

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

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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

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

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

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