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This page describes jargon, specific words and/or phrases used by QueerCare when discussing care.

When using jargon, please remember that not everyone will know what it means, especially those who are not QueerCare-trained. When talking to a patient you should avoid or explain jargon terms where possible.

A 'red flag' means that there is an imminent risk to life or limb and the situation is beyond the scope of care which can be done in the field, and the person needs transferring to definitive care as fast as possible, and more experienced and skilled practitioners should be called.

Generally, this means calling an ambulance, though you may be in a situation with other definitive care or transport options.

Queercare may have other protocols for managing this situation, which may include protocols for definitive care. These almost certainly require training.