The future of triage with Conrad Fivaz, MD

Rob Lawrence and guest Dr. Fivaz discuss heroes in headsets and prehospital emergency triage


In this podcast, host Rob Lawrence pays homage to our heroes in headsets in recognition of the recent National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week and he also looks to the future of triage with guest Conrad Fivaz, MD. 

Dr. Fivaz chairs the Council of Standards for Emergency Nurse Triage within the International Academy of Emergency Dispatch, the body responsible for the clinical governance of the nurse triage protocols. He fulfills the role of clinical director for Priority Solutions Inc. He is also a member of the IAED CBRN committee.

He held a position as associate editor of the peer-reviewed journal, “Annals of Emergency Dispatch and Response” and authored numerous original research papers. He co-authored the clinical triage protocols used in the ECNS system and implemented the system in many countries on four continents over a 20-year period.

Dr. Fivaz qualified as family physician in South Africa where his interest and experience in clinical triage medicine started when he worked as emergency physician in a busy tertiary University Hospital’s emergency department and flight doctor for the “Flight for Life” helicopter service while completing his master’s degree in family medicine. He worked as a family physician in the U.K. before relocating with his family to the U.S.

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