If you are triaging something, surely there should be three or more things to consider?

(11 Posts)

Can you triage 2 things?

I thinknnot.

Semantic bugger

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 18-Jan-13 09:45:24

Good ol' Wiki wink

"Triage originated in World War I by French doctors treating the battlefield wounded at the aid stations behind the front. Much is owed to the work of Dominique Jean Larrey during the Napoleonic Wars. Until recently, triage results, whether performed by a paramedic or anyone else, were frequently a matter of the 'best guess', as opposed to any real or meaningful assessment.

At its most primitive, those responsible for the removal of the wounded from a battlefield or their care afterwards have divided victims into three categories:

Those who are likely to live, regardless of what care they receive;
Those who are likely to die, regardless of what care they receive;
Those for whom immediate care might make a positive difference in outcome."

LesBOFerables Fri 18-Jan-13 09:48:01

Its etymology is from the French trier, to sort. Are you maybe thinking in typos that it is triangliage or something? grin

Merci beaucoup, LeBOF, I had no idea, I was just making assumptions shoot me now.

ArEm, I thank you for your extensive research, which I like a lot. wink

This thought process came about when Rowan very kindly and extensively told me about the spsm versus not spam options in the Report Message system. She explained how it helpd her triage her inbox. Hmm, I thought, could that be biage instead, perahps, maybe?

I'll bet she wishes she'd have written "Oi, just tell us it's spam, you noodle!".

smile

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 18-Jan-13 10:36:49

I biage daily - you should try it, you noodle wink

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 18-Jan-13 10:44:19

<pedant alert> Actually, no.

Triage comes from 'trier', the French for 'to separate out'.

Nothing to do with the tri- prefix that means three of something.

<backs away to get a life>

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 18-Jan-13 10:45:47

Oh blush, I'm a SLOW pedant. <dies of shame>

FloatyBeatie Fri 18-Jan-13 10:54:54

But perhaps there are three report categories in any case:

Decisions in relation to which MNHQ will be slaughtered, regardless of what they do
Decisions in relation to which MNHQ will survive, regardless of what they do
Decisions in relation to which immediate response might mean less post-traumatic MNHQ gin needs drinking.

lougle Fri 18-Jan-13 11:33:51

Threads which will die no matter what MNHQ do
Threads which will live no matter how many times MNHQ delete them
Threads which, if MNHQ get in quick, might just die.

Pinot Fri 18-Jan-13 15:12:32

Bof 1 - 0 Helen

Soz Helen

LesBOFerables Fri 18-Jan-13 17:25:46

I bet Helen actually knew it though and didn't google first

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