|Health Services Organization in the Event of Disaster (PAHO)|
|Chapter 6: Implementing the plan in hospitals|
|Resources for the triage area|
The medical and nursing personnel to be assigned to the triage area will depend upon the exact nature of the disaster. For planning purposes, the initial staff might be tentatively the following: a triage officer (surgeon), a general surgeon, an orthopedic surgeon, a dentist, three medical interns, three head nurses, and four auxiliary nurses.