The First Five Minutes of Triage

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In an emergency scenario with multiple casualties, the first five minutes of triage are critical. Improve how you respond in a high-intensity scenario by familiarising yourself with several practical tools to ensure you are prioritising the right care for the right person at the right time. Presented by emergency nurse educator Cassandra Holland.


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Cassandra Holland is a hospital trained and university-educated nurse with 38 years of clinical experience ensuring high standards of culturally competent care for a wide variety of patients with diverse needs. Cassandra is a trained Educator passionate about chronic disease prevention, management and treatment. She has an unwavering focus on producing the best possible results in terms of quality, risk, safety, timeliness, patient care, ethics, value and education. Cassandra is specialised in cardiac and diabetes health, providing critical evaluation, managing complex medication and treatment regimens and education. She has many years of screening, diagnostic treatment, rehabilitative and supportive services as a member of a multidisciplinary primary health team. She is a high performing manager and responsible motivating nurse leader with excellent communication skills. Cassandra has solid clinical skills utilising critical analysis and case management experience within a managed care environment. She is an enthusiastic educator with excellent people skills and a dedicated work ethic, supported by high levels of advanced competencies and Qualifications.
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First Published19 April 2021
Updated19 April 2021
30 May 2026
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