Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
The Triage by Resource Allocation for IN-patient (TRAIN) matrix is a tool for pediatric hospital disaster “pre-planning”. It categorizes pediatric inpatients according to their resource transportation needs during an evacuation or mass casualty event requiring increased surge capacity. This tool can be implemented manually or within an electronic medical record. It accurately assesses patients quickly and easily to determine transport needs, which allows institutions to request and receive resources required for vertical movement in disaster.