We use a 5 level triage system. I will provide you examples of patients that I would categorize into each level to give you an idea, but feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
Level 1: Patients in cardiac arrest, unresponsive/comatose, severe trauma, patients who are not breathing or who are intubated upon arrival.
Level 2: Patients with chest pain who are high risk (elderly, have significant hx such as CAD or diabetes or MI in past), real resp distress, seizures, drug overdose and is responsive, GI bleeders
Level 3: Most abdominal pains, vaginal bleeders (unless severely hemmoraging), back pain, nausea and vomiting, severe diarrhea with no blood in stool, low risk chest pains, stable asthmatics, psychiatric complaints
Level 4: Simple lacerations, patients who are otherwise healthy with cold/flu s/s, simple injuries such as twisted ankles with no severe swelling, ecchymosis or signs of compound fracture or compartment syndrome
Level 5: Suture/staple removal, medication refill, social service issues