The primary objective of this study was to investigate the detection rate of fractures by triage nurses
applying the Ottawa foot rule.
As implemented in our PER, the CPETS provides clear computer-administered guidance to triage nurses
, leading them to check patient variables item by item, resulting in a more comprehensive assessment, regardless of the triage nurse
The triage function was decentralized to the pod level but the clinic found that it also needed to have at least one triage nurse
at the clinic level to accommodate patients who didn't have a close relationship with a pod.
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.
This guide provides new and seasoned nurses, preceptors, educators, and management teams with foundational skills that can be used throughout the triage orientation process as well as when practicing as an experienced triage nurse
. Concepts highlighted include building confidence in the triage role, accurately assessing patient presentations, reducing personnel and hospital liability, increasing patient and staff satisfaction, and delivering quality patient care that supports best outcomes.
"So you have to wait for the likes of a triage nurse
before you can give a patient handover.
"But even when she was with the triage nurse
he was trying to put us off having tests done because they were so busy.
"On walking into the triage room, she miscarried on the floor and passed the foetus at the feet of the triage nurse
Although he spoke to a triage aide upon his arrival, he was never formally registered nor spoken to by a triage nurse
. He was discovered dead in the waiting room 34 hours after his arrival.
You provide care and make decisions regarding the care of a group of patients, manage a team of colleagues on a busy med/surg unit or ICU, or perhaps you are the Triage Nurse
in a very busy ER.
She spoke to a triage nurse
who told her Chantelle probably had an upper respiratory tract infection and advised giving her Calpol.
His wife Barbara said the couple had arrived at the acute medical unit at 7pm and Mr Eaton was seen by a triage nurse
- but they waited eight hours before a doctor was available.