CMH Disaster Preparedness Home. References. Physician Call-In. Disaster Command. Standards of Care. Disaster Staging. START Triage.
Pediatric jump-START Triage Algorithm
1) The Pediatric jump-START Algorithm gives 5 rescue breaths to an apneic child after
opening the airway before declaring the child “EXPECTANT”. The Adult Algorithm
declares an apneic adult with an open airway “EXPECTANT” immediately.
2) The critical respiratory rate for the Pediatric Algorithm is <15 or >45. For the Adult
Algorithm,  it’s >30.