Triage


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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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The total cash consideration for both businesses will now be up to USD 680m, comprised of the previously announced USD 400m purchase price for the Triage business, USD 40m in contingent consideration and USD 240m in deferred consideration for the BNP business.
Triage is one of the most important functions of the ED due to the increase in complex patients and the use of EDs (15).
The aim of this study was to evaluate the pretraining perspectives of healthcare professionals who were scheduled to undertake triage in hospitals of Ministry of Health, working in collaboration with university hospitals on the triage system.
The control group patients experienced our prior two-level triage system which segregated patients into only two groups, namely, triage into the PER for care versus shunting to the outpatient care clinic.
The questionnaire included 20 questions about demographic characteristics, medical, psychological, socio-economic problems, shared traumas, earthquakes, the triage and ethical dimension of the health services.
Mr Clarke said more than 1,000 West Midlands officers have been trained to assess whether the triage team should be called in on jobs they are responding to.
To maximize the impact of pre-claim triage, carriers should require of their collaborative partner, at a minimum:
The Mobile Triage Device is also in Patent Pending status within the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Key Words: Triage, Knowledge, Triage nurse, Emergency and Accident Nursing, Emergency Room.
Whether it is in the field or in the medical office, triage is nothing more than an organized method of screening patients based upon the severity of their illness.
2] There has been a lot of interest and work in the field of triage of sick children in South Africa (SA) over the past few years.