This application is in English or French, depending on the language set on your device. (Non-English and French Devices will show the English Version only). Proceeds from the sale of this App supports future development of the CTAS and its educational materials.
By using the official application, you can be assured that you are using the most current and accurate scale as developed and revised by the National Working Group.
Triage accurately! It helps patients receive the care and measures your acuity and volume against other facilities with reliability. The CTAS is used in many countries around the world for setting patient priority.
The Canadian Triage & Acuity Scale (CTAS) is a tool that enables Emergency Departments (ED) to:
• Prioritize patient care requirements
• Examine patient care processes, workload, and resource requirements relative to case mix and community needs
The CTAS allows ED nurses and physicians to:
• Triage patients according the type and severity of their presenting signs and symptoms
• Ensure that the sickest patients are seen first when ED capacity has been exceeded due to visit rates or reduced access to other services
• Ensure that a patient's need for care is reassessed while in the ED
The CTAS allows ED managers to:
• Measure the case mix (volume and acuity) of patients who visit the ED
• Determine whether the ED has an operational plan and the resources to meet patient needs
• Assess the ED's role within the hospital and health care region
The triage level assigned using the CTAS criteria is a mandatory data element to be used in all Canadian Hospital Emergency Departments for reporting to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).
Training in the use of the CTAS in the clinical context is recommended before using this application to assist in clinical decision-making.
There are four agencies and one set of generic protocols currently available for download. Those agencies are:
Park City Fire Service District in Park City Utah
Summit County EMS in Summit County Utah
Wasatch County EMS in Wasatch County Utah
South Davis Metro Fire
The specific agencies protocols require passwords to download. Those passwords are available from the agency's Training Officer. The Generic Protocols are available without a password.
In addition to the above agencies, the following protocols are available via an in-app purchase:
District 2B Protocols (Salt Lake County, UT)
North Carolina EMS Protocols (General EMS protocols for North Carolina)
Hawaii EMS Protocols
2011-2013 St John EMS Protocols (New Zealand)
Utah Pediatric Off-Line Protocol Guidelines (EMSC)
West Virginia EMT Basic Protocols
As part of the base program, each set of protocols contain references such as pediatric vital signs, burn references, c-spine clearance charts, 12-lead guidelines, American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines, START and JumpSTART triage guides. There are also guides to several common cardiac rhythms with examples. Last but not least is access to a database of over 22,000 medications under over 200,000 different names.
Please note that a PDF viewer is required to view some of these protocols.
If you wish to have your protocols put into this system contact email@example.com