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Paediatric vital sign tape on stretchers: a field-friendly triage tool?
  1. M Rehn1,2,
  2. T Vigerust1,
  3. A J Krüger1,3,
  4. J E Andersen1
  1. 1Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation, Drøbak, Norway
  2. 2University of Oslo, Faculty Division, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål, Oslo, Norway
  3. 3Department of Anaesthesia and Emergency Medicine, St Olav University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway
  1. Correspondence to Dr Marius Rehn, Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation, PO Box 94, Drobak 1441, Norway; marius.rehn{at}

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We have taken great interest in the review by Sandell et al1 on prehospital paediatric triage. Optimal management of major incidents involving multiple children relies on prompt and accurate allocation of priority to ensure that the right child comes to the right place at the right time.

The Paediatric Triage Tape (PTT) is a triage sieve developed to overcome the overtriage that occurs when children …

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  • Funding Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation, Drøbak, Norway.

  • Competing interests Declared. Trond Vigerust is a hired consultant for LESS, a manufacturer of emergency stretchers. All other authors declare no conflict of interest.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.