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triage

[trē′äzh]
(medicine)
The process of determining which casualties (as from an accident, disaster, military battle, or explosion of nuclear weapons) need urgent treatment, which ones are well enough to go untreated, and which ones are beyond hope of benefit from treatment.

Triage

 

in medieval France the right and custom of lords to allot to themselves a portion of the common lands, usually one-third. Triage, widely practiced in the 18th century, was abolished by the French Revolution.

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nausea, vomiting, fatigue, neutropenia), nurses performing telephone triage duties must continually educate themselves on the unique needs and specific side effects for patients who are on targeted therapies.
The ambulatory care nurses in the pediatric clinics of our midwestern medical center spend five or more hours in telephone triage a day managing a range of health issues in children.
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Gilly took up her case against the hospice after she was not given access to information, or enough time to work on a training DVD to teach people how to do telephone triage - a method of assessing patients needing palliative care, pioneered by St Francis Hospice.
Hay Derkx who talked about quality telephone triage at medical call centers in Netherlands.
Based on the resounding success of the pilot, Tele-Care was launched province wide in 1997 as a 24/7, bilingual telephone triage service managed by a third-party provider, Clinidata/Sykes.
A significant component of the role is care coordination across the continuum through office visits, telephone triage, and electronic communication.
Telehealth is the umbrella which provides the overall context for telehealth nursing, telephone nursing, and telephone triage (see Figure 1) (Espensen, 2009).
This will include a new telephone triage system to treat people over the phone at home.
Licensing Requirements of Nurses Performing Telephone Triage
To cope with the growing pressure ambulance chiefs have launched a telephone triage service, filtering off those calls so paramedics can continue to focus on life or death cases.
Pictured is Branch President Vicki Brimelow (left) and delegate Renee Parish, As telephone triage nurses, Vicki said their members' roles cover 'multiple dimensions of nursing and present unique issues including modes of support and communication with each other'.