‘Triage’ in Mass Casualty as Situated Interaction. Algorithm and Participation
European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET)
This paper investigates how the pre-clinical ‘triage’ in field trainings of mass casualty incidents is realized as a collaborative, situated practice. Whilst triage algorithms are mainly presented as an individualistic decision process, we show – using video data – how the professionals’ practices are based on mutual monitoring and interactional coordination and thus provide for reflecting on decisions and preparing for next actions.