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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.



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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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.
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.