Another paramedic said: "You take a patient to A&E and wait to hand them over to a triage nurse
who decides what priority the patient is.
But the triage nurses
are under so much pressure they literally could not work not harder or faster.
We got to hospital and saw a triage nurse
who took bloods and then we waited and waited.
An infant that arrives with fast breathing and is judged by the triage nurse
to have a dusky tongue would be immediately taken to the resuscitation room and treated per problem, e.
The section on the core competencies of triage nurses
included items about interpersonal and communication skills with patients and family members, maintaining patients' vital signs and performing basic life support processes, and specific functions such as taking and reading an electro cardiogram (ECG).
The triage nurse
, rather than the hospitalist, is negligent; but for her illegible handwriting, there would have been no injury.
And he also comments, "When you start feeling like a grief counselor and a triage nurse
, understand that this is your job description as a change leader.
A triage nurse
spoke with Gina before examining Devon.
We were then called by a second triage nurse
for repeat vital signs.
The roles of the triage nurse
are multifaceted and extensive competencies are required.
We had no way of knowing patients' names, their chief complaints, or why they were here unless the triage nurse
read the log book," explains Christie.
In most emergency departments, walk-in patients are evaluated by a triage nurse
and then go through a registration process before being taken to a treatment bed.