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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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A computerized triage system enables general information collected by the triage nurse (e.
STRUCTURAL CHANGES: Decentralize the triage functions to the clinic pod level and link to the expanded nurse clinical role so that triage nurses also respond to some patient clinical needs.
It's a lot better to prepare for that day now than wait until you find yourself playing triage nurse to a flat-lining database as your systems are slammed and your frustrated consumers are going elsewhere.
Ambulance staff are arriving at the hospital at the end of a stressful shift and then have to wait there for hours - waiting for a triage nurse, waiting to hand over a patient.
We got to hospital and saw a triage nurse who took bloods and then we waited and waited.
To face such kind of situations in future, it is essential to have trained triage nurses in hospitals to recover the affected people.
In the emergency department, a triage nurse skilled in assessing the severity of a problem completes a brief screening exam.
Bu-Unuq added the patient triage project aims to provide appropriate care in a timely manner to patients according to their health status, where patients are sorted by triage nurse according to their cases, red or green colors, whereas red color indicates to cases of urgent emergency situation, patients in this case will be directly sent to be examined by the treatment doctor, while green color means patients of routinely cases, which are sorted by the triage nurse to ordinary and extraordinary cases, preference is given to extraordinary cases to be seen by the doctor without waiting.
For many years informal triage was the norm locally and nationally; the unofficial triage nurse would draw on her years of clinical experience in dealing with children to distinguish the critically ill.
The triage nurse should have rapid access to or be in view of the registration and waiting area at all times.
Verderly notified the triage nurse that she was walking to a train station and felt pain in her chest.
Patients needing urgent help or advice are being asked to phone the triage nurse to book an appointment on 01745 448330.